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Outcry forces India to amend legislation that would ban deletion of emails, IMs

A draft of the country's encryption policy would have made it mandatory for residents to keep all encrypted data, which includes Gmail and WhatsApp, for 90 days.

By September 21, 2015


San Francisco tightens 'Airbnb law' with new amendment

San Francisco's board of supervisors votes to amend the bill passed last October legalizing short-term accommodation rentals.

By July 14, 2015


World Wide Web creator makes last-minute bid for open Internet in Europe

Tim Berners-Lee pushes for amendments to a proposed European Parliament law that he believes could impede the equal treatment of online traffic, a concept known as Net neutrality.

By October 26, 2015


European vote puts Net neutrality in peril

The European Parliament passes legislation that would let companies pay to prioritize their Internet traffic. Opponents included Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee and the likes of Netflix and Reddit.

By October 27, 2015


Edward Snowden: 'Fourth Amendment no longer exists'

The NSA whistleblower tells NBC the US government has decided "all of our data can now be collected without any suspicion of wrongdoing."

By May 29, 2014


Airbnb brings sharing economy under the microscope

The home-sharing site learns the hard way that it can't assume San Francisco supervisors won't change their minds -- even after they passed a law legalizing short-term rentals.

By July 12, 2015


The Witcher 3 PS4 and Xbox One patch released

Read the full patch notes to find out all the latest changes to the acclaimed role-playing game.

By June 25, 2015


Australia's 'internet filter': Government passes site-blocking laws

Australian Parliament passes controversial new laws allowing rights holders to force service providers to block websites deemed to be facilitating piracy, but critics have slammed it as nothing more than an "internet filter."

By June 22, 2015


FCC questions PayPal's new robocalling clause

The digital-payments company has faced criticism over its amended user agreement that allows it to direct automated calls and texts to customers.

By June 12, 2015


FCC wins early battle in Net neutrality legal war

Controversial rules the FCC adopted in February to protect the Internet will go into effect on Friday after a federal appeals court denies opponents' request to delay the rules.

By June 11, 2015