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Twitter expands threats ban, may lock accounts in aim to limit abuse

Social network says previous policy on violent threats was "unduly narrow." Also, it will suspend accounts or force users to delete tweets if they engage in abusive behavior.

By April 21, 2015

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Google faces European charge it abused search dominance

The European Commission opens a legal case that could change how Google search works -- and impose a massive fine. It also begins an inquiry about Android.

By April 15, 2015

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When are more expensive cables worth it?

HDMI, USB, speaker, and other cables come in a wide variety of prices. Is it ever worth it to spend more? Actually, sometimes yes.

By June 20, 2015

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​The Internet has come to this: Push-button pizza ordering

Net-connected "smart buttons" from carrier Telefónica let businesses tempt customers with one-touch instant gratification. Early uses are ordering pizza, hailing cabs and requesting a package pickup.

By June 26, 2015

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Feds charge exec with making app for stalkers, domestic abusers

StealthGenie intercepted communications to and from mobile phones and was undetectable by most users. It was targeted at people who suspected their spouses or significant others of cheating on them.

By September 29, 2014

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Google is abusing its Play power, says third-party Android app store CEO

Aptoide files an antitrust complaint in Europe against the search giant for its handling of alternative app stores.

By June 17, 2014

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Regulators nix T-Mobile's hopes for more spectrum in upcoming auction

The FCC says it won't vote to increase the spectrum reserved for smaller carriers in the upcoming wireless auction.

By June 25, 2015

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Twitter adds sharing block lists to help limit harassment

Microblogging service hopes the ability to block multiple accounts at once will help curb abuse and harassment on the platform.

By June 10, 2015

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Feds take steps to bring broadband to low-income households

The FCC will seek comments on how to expand its $1.7 billion fund for subsidizing phone service for low-income families. The agency wants the fund to cover broadband service as well.

By June 18, 2015

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Feds make it even harder for telemarketers to annoy you

The FCC adopts new rules that make it more difficult for companies to send consumers unwanted messages and easier for consumers to block or opt out of marketing messages.

By June 18, 2015