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With new commissioner, Google faces tough times in Europe

Günther Oettinger took credit for derailing a settlement between European regulators and Google. Now, he's the incoming leader for digital issues.

By September 30, 2014

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The US government's wireless-spectrum auction: Why it matters (FAQ)

It's the first auction of new wireless spectrum in six years. CNET gets you up to speed on how this will affect your wireless service in the future.

By October 19, 2014

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If Congress wants new Net Neutrality rules, Congress should say so

Commentary: Outgoing Rep. Henry Waxman has flip-flopped, now urging the FCC to take extreme action on its own. It's an unfortunate twist in the on-again, off-again fight.

By October 6, 2014

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NHL star retweets message wishing commissioner dead

In the midst of yet another labor dispute, the Chicago Blackhawks' Dave Bolland sends out a retweet that he subsequently deems a mistake. Should there be consequences?

By November 24, 2012

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FCC approves rules for spectrum auction

The new rules for the complicated, but important auction set for late next year are a work of compromise that didn't fully satisfy big or small wireless carriers.

By May 15, 2014

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FCC opens hot-button Net neutrality proposal for public debate

The FCC voted 3-2 to allow comments on a proposal that would reinstate regulations over how Internet traffic is treated by Internet service providers.

By May 15, 2014

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Privacy group takes aim at UK surveillance practices

Privacy International files legal complaint that accuses GCHQ of installing malware on millions of devices without their owners' permission.

By May 13, 2014

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FCC chairman will reportedly revise broadband proposal

New broadband rules will include assurances that ISPs will not be able to segregate web traffic into fast and slow lanes, according to the Wall Street Journal.

By May 11, 2014

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Grassroots efforts to save Net neutrality may be working

Activists have already swayed debate over the FCC's proposed rules. Now they plan to show up at FCC headquarters Thursday for the agency's meeting.

By May 12, 2014

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Top tech titans join forces to ask FCC to protect Net neutrality

Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon, and nearly 150 other Internet companies pen a letter to the FCC saying any rules that impinge on a free and open Internet “represent a grave threat.”

By May 7, 2014