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Apple discloses government requests for user information

In an attempt to introduce more transparency to government requests, Apple's published a report on how many times it's been asked to divulge user or device information in the first half of 2013.

Taiwan protests Apple maps that show island as a Chinese province

Taiwan is demanding Apple revise its mapping software and remove a label that describes the island as a province of China, rather than as a sovereign state.

In rerun of Apple debacle, Samsung apologizes in China after state media criticism

Like Apple, rival Samsung is apologizing to Chinese consumers after the country's state media criticized the vendor for failing to fix glitches in several of its phones.

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Obamacare

Ailing Obamacare site to get a "tech surge"

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is boosting the IT trauma team giving urgent care to the Obamacare website, which has badly malfunctioned since its launch almost three weeks ago.

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New Snowden revelation: NSA collects millions of email and chat address books

What happens in email, doesn't stay there. But you knew that already.

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Obamacare

Obamacare portal suffers from common e-health government disorders

The U.S. government’s healthcare portal is under emergency care, afflicted by ailments that have sickened many government IT health systems worldwide.

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No veto from Obama admin means some older Samsung phones and tablets are banned

U.S. President Barack Obama's administration has upheld an import ban on some older-model Samsung Electronics smartphones and tablets after the U.S. International Trade Commission determined they infringed Apple patents.

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Apple should be forced to conform to a standard charger, say EU politicians

Members of the European Parliament’s internal market committee voted Thursday unanimously for a new law mandating a universal mobile phone charger.

Cybersecurity

White House asks FCC to decriminalize cell phone unlocking

Because the fact that unlocking your cell phone is a crime is anti-competitive—and just plain stupid.

China Mobile to release voice-over LTE phones next year in 4G push

China Mobile, the country's largest mobile carrier, will release its first voice-over-LTE phones next year as part of its plan to bring a full range of handsets to its upcoming 4G network.

China to jail Web users whose 'defamatory' posts are viewed or re-posted too many times

In perhaps China's toughest push to crack down on online defamation, authorities have unveiled measures that could send Internet users to jail for up to three years if found guilty of posting slanderous rumors.

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Facebook updated privacy policy likely next week

Facebook has closed the notice and comments period on the proposed changes to its privacy policy, and expects to decide by next week whether it needs to further update the policy in the wake of user feedback.

Apple, Jabil to investigate alleged labor violations at China factory

Apple is investigating a supplier factory in China for alleged labor violations, after a watchdog group claimed the facility had been forcing its employees to work long hours assembling iPhones.

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Clockwise Podcast 8: Amazon, Nokia, iPhone, and AT&T

Tech products get colorful, AT&T gets cozy with the feds, Microsoft pulls Nokia into its watery embrace, and Amazon introduces MatchBook. With guests Jonathan Seff and Mark Sullivan.

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EU net neutrality seen in peril from draft law

Digital advocacy group, La Quadrature du Net (QdN), has accused Europe’s Digital Agenda Commissioner of caving in to pressure from telcos and abandoning her promise to protect net neutrality.

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