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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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Federal government to start accepting Apple Pay in fall

Apple CEO Tim Cook announces at a White House-sponsored cybersecurity summit that Apple Pay will be available for some transactions with the federal government starting in September. It may some day be integrated with Social Security.

February 13, 2015

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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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Accused 'revenge porn site' operator: Take down my private photos

Technically Incorrect: Craig Brittain, who allegedly ran a site where people post nude photos of former paramours, issues takedown notices under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ordering Google to remove pictures of him.

By February 25, 2015

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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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Woz: Net neutrality decision a victory over 'bad behavior'

Technically Incorrect: Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says that the FCC overseeing the Web will be a positive step in controlling illegality. He also describes it as a victory for consumers.

By February 26, 2015

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Verizon uses Morse code to mock Net neutrality ruling

Technically Incorrect: Verizon issues a press release suggesting that the FCC's decision to regulate the Internet as a utility is archaic and sends the world back to the Dark Ages -- of 1934.

By February 26, 2015

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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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Jury orders Apple to pay $533 million in iTunes patent case

A federal jury finds that Apple infringed on patents owned by licensing firm Smartflash that are tied to digital rights management, data storage and payment systems.

By February 25, 2015