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Fearing net neutrality rules, Sprint stops throttling heavy data users

Sprint's old throttling policy, originally intended to fight network congestion, disappears without any significant impact expected.

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Uber driver deemed an employee by California Labor Commission

The company was ordered to reimburse a single driver $4,152, but the decision could completely blow up Uber's business model.

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Apple, Google, and other tech giants ask Senate to pass NSA reform bill

The USA Freedom Act was earlier passed by the House of Representatives.

European Union slams Google with search antitrust charges, launches Android investigation

The bundling of apps with Android is one of the practices that the European Commission is examining in its new investigation

on pcworld.com

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Safari users in the UK can sue Google over alleged privacy violations

The ruling from an appeals court could lead to claims from millions of British users

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Apple asks court to throw out lawsuit over storage on iPhones, iPads

The suit claims Apple misled consumers about how much space iOS 8 takes up.

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Rand Paul sweet talks crowd at SXSW, tries to woo techies and millennials

Paul talked Snapchat, privacy, and net neutrality during his tech-centric interview, that was definitely not part of a pre-election ramp up (wink wink).

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Lawmakers ask Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar to check driver fingerprints

The eight members of Congress say measures taken so far to screen drivers do not take advantage of all the available tools

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White House privacy proposal aims to give you control over your data

Some privacy advocates, however, say the draft bill limits privacy enforcement actions by the Federal Trade Commission.

The FCC's net neutrality rules: 5 things you need to know

The FCC voted in favor of net neutrality on Thursday, but what does it all mean?

on pcworld.com

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Net neutrality passes FCC, will apply to mobile too

The new FCC rules will also apply to mobile as well, Chairman Tom Wheeler said. They will almost certainly be challenged by large telcos and broadband ISPs, however.

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Twitter reports huge increase in government data requests

In the second half of 2014, requests were up 40 percent for user information, and 84 percent for content removal.

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Uber will add panic button to its app in India

The new Panic button will let riders quickly summon the police if they're in distress.

This is huge: FCC chairman's strong net neutrality proposal turns the Internet into a public utility

Invoking Title II authority was the FCC's nuclear option in the war for net neutrality, and it just exploded.

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Expected FCC net neutrality proposal would regulate the Internet like a utility

A proposal coming Thursday would span fixed, mobile, and back-end networks