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Sprint faces federal lawsuit over illegal 'cramming'

A federal consumer protection agency is suing Sprint over allegations that it allowed third-party companies to "cram" customers' bills with fraudulent charges.

By December 17, 2014

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Obama picks former Googler to head federal tech overhaul

To avoid another Healthcare.gov debacle, President Obama hires a team of techies to clean up government IT systems and websites.

By August 12, 2014

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FBI arrests alleged NullCrew hacktivist on federal charges

After several corporations and universities were targeted in cyberattacks, the US government arrests Timothy French for allegedly posting thousands of people's usernames and passwords online.

By June 18, 2014

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Heading to the Super Bowl? Leave your drone at home

The Federal Aviation Administration has officially declared the Super Bowl a no drone zone. So if you're heading to watch the Patriots take on the Seahawks on Sunday, leave your drone at home.

By January 29, 2015

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Silk Road paid off hackers to keep site running

According to testimony in US federal court, more than a few hackers tried to blackmail the illegal marketplace before it was shut down in 2013 -- and at least two were paid off.

By January 29, 2015

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FCC rakes in $45 billion from wireless spectrum auction

The record-breaking auction highlights the demand for high-speed wireless service and signals strong promise for the upcoming auction of TV broadcast spectrum.

By January 29, 2015

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Sorry, your broadband Internet technically isn't broadband anymore

The FCC has raised the benchmark for broadband speed to 25 megabits per second, above the speed that many Americans receive with their home connection.

By January 29, 2015

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FCC says blocking wireless hotspots is illegal

The agency issues official statement that blocking an individual's personal hotspot, as hotels and convention centers have done, is against the law and subject to fines.

By January 28, 2015

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Quadcopter drone crashes on White House grounds

The crash on the southeast side of the compound early Monday sends the White House into lockdown. But the Secret Service determines there's no threat.

By January 26, 2015

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Journalist with links to Anonymous sentenced to 5 years in prison

Barrett Brown drew the attention of law enforcement after posting a public link to data stolen in the 2011 hack of security think tank Stratfor.

By January 22, 2015