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Calif. lawmaker to introduce smartphone 'kill switch' bill

Sen. Mark Leno wants to make the security feature -- aimed at bricking stolen smartphones -- the law.

By December 19, 2013

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Amazon 'drones' stir up privacy concerns among lawmakers

Sen. Edward Markey says the Federal Aviation Administration needs to adopt privacy regulations before allowing services like Amazon Prime Air, which will use drones to deliver packages, to get off the ground.

By December 2, 2013

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Google wants to limit 'right to be forgotten' requests to Europe

Google's legal chief says the search giant will review what others have to say about its policy, but the company maintains its "strong view" on handling website removal requests.

By January 20, 2015

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Congressional Republicans propose their Net neutrality fix

A bill introduced Friday claims to protect Internet openness without reclassifying broadband as a utility. But it also guts the FCC's regulatory authority.

By January 16, 2015

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In letter to German lawmakers, Snowden speaks of his 'moral duty to act'

In note delivered to German legislators, former NSA contractor defends his leak of documents and says he'd be willing to travel to Germany to testify in probe of US spying there.

By November 1, 2013

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California DAs sue ride-sharing app Uber, settle with rival Lyft

San Francisco and Los Angeles district attorneys claim Uber is misleading passengers on driver background checks and fraudulently charging "safe rides" fees. Lyft chooses to settle similar claims against it.

By December 9, 2014

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NYC judge said to order Airbnb host to stop 'profiteering' off rental

After a woman reportedly earns $6,500 per month off Airbnb for her rent-controlled Manhattan apartment, a judge issues her a temporary injunction to halt immediately.

By December 24, 2014

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Who's really taking you for an Uber ride?

After an Uber driver allegedly rapes a woman in Boston, the ride-sharing service's background checks come under scrutiny.

By December 22, 2014

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Uber agrees to suspend service in Portland after lawsuit

Ride-sharing service plans to pause operations for three months while the city takes time to craft new taxi regulations.

By December 18, 2014

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Airbnb host creates petition to confront New York lawmakers

The battle between Airbnb and New York state becomes more entrenched as thousands of members sign a petition asking lawmakers to fix a "poorly written law" and allow them to operate freely.

By October 14, 2013