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What the FCC Net neutrality rules will mean for Internet users

There may soon be new rules on how the Internet should work and be regulated. On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission will likely pass new Net neutrality rules that would keep the Internet open and reclassify broadband as a public utility. CNET's Maggie Reardon and Sumi Das on what the rules will mean for consumers.

By February 25, 2015

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Net neutrality a reality: FCC votes to bring Internet under utility-style rules

In a 3-2 vote, the agency decides to apply the same rules that govern telephone service to broadband, with the hope that it ensures the fair and equal treatment of all traffic on the Internet.

By February 26, 2015

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For Tim Cook, protecting consumers' online privacy is also personal

In a speech at Obama's cybersecurity summit, the Apple CEO says sacrificing a right to privacy can have dire consequences. Cook, who came out as gay last year, adds that's true especially in a world where people aren't treated equally and face discrimination based on personal information.

February 13, 2015

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For Samsung, Galaxy S6 needs to hit with a big bang

Samsung, battling to hold on to its lead in the smartphone market, needs to win back consumers from Apple with its next big thing. But will the new Galaxy S6 be big enough?

By February 28, 2015

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Apple's a hot ticket for China's 'luxury consumers'

The Hurun Research Institute says iPhones and other Apple gadgets are the most popular gifts among China's wealthy, beating out luxury brands like Louis Vuitton and Chanel.

By January 29, 2015

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I support Net neutrality, but that is not what the FCC just did

Commentary: The new regulatory action by the FCC has sweeping implications for the Internet, and the price we will pay over time for this radical shift will be severe.

By February 27, 2015

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​Gemalto: No major theft of keys to smartphone kingdom

Yes, it seems US and UK spy agencies tried to snoop on people's smartphones, the company says. But privacy and security harm to users is limited by Gemalto's own network security and newer encryption used on modern networks.

By February 25, 2015

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7 things Net neutrality won't do

One day after the FCC adopted new Net neutrality rules, consumers are left scratching their heads about what it means for their Web-surfing experience. Has anything really changed?

By February 27, 2015

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Meet Runcible, a smartphone that looks like a pocket watch

At least one company says smartphones don't have to be rectangular slabs.

By February 26, 2015

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Wireless auction was a 'disaster' for consumers, T-Mobile chief says

John Legere, leader of the third-largest wireless carrier in the US, is now calling on the US to change the way the auction is run.

By February 18, 2015