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Study: Net neutrality policies vary in EU countries

European Union member states have adopted a range of stances on net neutrality, and the E.U. should look to the countries' examples as it attempts to move forward with new regulations, said one advocacy group.

Written by Grant Gross16 Sept. 13 16:04

FCC to auction H block spectrum in 2014

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will sell 10 megahertz of spectrum in the 1900MHz band for commercial mobile services in an auction beginning Jan. 14, the agency announced Friday.

Written by Grant Gross13 Sept. 13 20:45

Surveillance court orders transparency review of its NSA opinions

A U.S. surveillance court has ordered government agencies to review the court's own opinions related to the legality of a massive telephone records collection program at the U.S. National Security Agency in preparation for possible publication of those opinions.

Written by Grant Gross13 Sept. 13 18:30

Critics question FTC's authority to bring data security complaints

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission should back away from its claim of broad authority to seek sanctions against companies for data breaches when it has no clearly defined data security standards, critics of the agency said Thursday.

Written by Grant Gross12 Sept. 13 20:06

Lawmakers question security of health insurance hub days from launch

Less than three weeks before a massive U.S. government health information database is scheduled to go live, some lawmakers have significant concerns about the ability of the system to protect personal health records and other private information.

Written by Grant Gross11 Sept. 13 20:59

NSA's big data efforts need transparency, privacy advocates say

Recent revelations about the U.S. National Security Agency's massive data collection programs illustrates the need for a new privacy debate about the implications of big data, some privacy advocates said Tuesday.

Written by Grant Gross10 Sept. 13 20:19

Lawyer: Verizon should be able to block websites

Verizon Communications should be able to block its broadband customers from going to websites that refuse to pay the provider to deliver their traffic, a lawyer for Verizon told an appeals court Monday.

Written by Grant Gross09 Sept. 13 17:24

Schneier on NSA's encryption defeating efforts: Trust no one

The U.S. National Security Agency's efforts to defeat encrypted Internet communications, detailed in news stories this week, are an attack on the security of the Internet and on users' trust in the network, some security experts said.

Written by Grant Gross06 Sept. 13 20:06

Report: NSA defeats many encryption efforts

The U.S. National Security Agency has been circumventing many online encryption efforts through a combination of supercomputers, back doors built into technology products, court orders and other efforts, according to a new report from The New York Times and ProPublica.

Written by Grant Gross05 Sept. 13 20:19

Net neutrality faces uncertain court ruling in US

It's difficult to predict how an appeals court will rule after it hears arguments Monday in Verizon Communication's challenge of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules.

Written by Grant Gross05 Sept. 13 18:38

Net neutrality at the US FCC: A brief history

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality regulations, also known as open Internet rules, face a hearing on Monday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Verizon Communications has challenged the FCC's authority to pass the rules.

Written by Grant Gross05 Sept. 13 18:36

Two sentenced to prison for point-of-sale credit card theft

Two Romanian men were sentenced Wednesday to serve prison sentences for remotely hacking into hundreds of U.S. merchants' computers and stealing payment card data, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

Written by Grant Gross04 Sept. 13 17:15