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San Francisco mayor signs landmark law making Airbnb legal

Tech-friendly Mayor Ed Lee approves bill that amends local zoning laws and legalizes short-term rentals. But, not everyone is happy.

By October 28, 2014

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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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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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​Google on Android Lollipop security: Set it and forget it

Google's lead security engineer on Android thinks you shouldn't have to be a tech whiz to keep your phone secure.

By October 28, 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

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EU drops investigation into Chinese telecoms

European Union and Chinese government strike a deal to end an investigation into whether Chinese telecom equipment makers, including Huawei and ZTE, received illegal subsidies.

By October 20, 2014

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Sen. Feinstein urges San Francisco not to pass 'Airbnb law'

The California senator pushes for city legislators to reject a law that would legalize short-term rentals and pave the way for apartment-sharing sites.

By October 20, 2014

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NY AG's report: 72 percent of studied Airbnb listings seem illegal

New York's attorney general releases a report detailing the impact of short-term rentals on New York City. Airbnb says the conclusions "rely on incomplete and outdated information."

By October 16, 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