The two are the latest to publicly support Microsoft in its protest of a search warrant for customer emails stored abroad.
Companies including Intel, Qualcomm, IBM and Cisco claim tightened rules by the FCC could pinch broadband providers and lead to billions of dollars in lost investments.
The CEO of the networking giant warns that revelations of NSA spying are undermining confidence in the tech industry.
The major security vulnerability affects networking equipment used to connect to the Web, the companies warn.
Secure network connections protect people against snooping and criminals, but it's a hassle for websites. Mozilla, Cisco, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and others want to change that.
A newly discovered program, dug out of the leaked Snowden documents, could even let the spy agency introduce vulnerabilities in the networks to help it listen in.
The Internet of everything will have five to 10 times the impact on society as the Internet itself, says Cisco CEO John Chambers.
The agreement marks the latest collaboration among tech giants. In the past weeks, Samsung also reached deals with Google and Ericsson.
The Korean electronics giant has been making a big push in California over the past couple years. CNET lays out its successes -- and what it still needs to do.
The new patent cross-licensing agreement is designed to protect both companies from patent lawsuits.