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California shoots down 'kill switch' legislation for smartphones

Legislators rejected a bill requiring device makers like Apple to include antitheft software on smartphones sold in the state. Their reason: It would be bad for business.

By April 24, 2014

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Obama said to announce legislation halting NSA’s phone record collecting

Major legislative proposals to the government’s surveillance programs -- specifically those that gather bulk call data on US residents -- are expected to be revealed this week.

By March 24, 2014

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Turkey approves legislation to block Internet sites

Passed by Turkey's parliament, the bill would allow the government to cut off access to any site without the need for court approval, says the Wall Street Journal.

By February 6, 2014

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Reddit's first transparency report reveals requests for user data

Last year, the social news site complied with 32 of 55 requests for user information, though the site says it generally ignores government demands that it not inform people when their data has been requested.

By January 30, 2015

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Obama's data-breach initiative has privacy advocates optimistic, cautious

Proposed legislation would establish a national standard for how companies respond to data breaches, with advocates on both sides of the issue supportive of the concept.

By January 13, 2015

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Will Obama finally change cybersecurity in America?

President Barack Obama formally presents his cybersecurity proposals to the nation, but experts fear it's too little, too late to make a major impact on Americans' lives.

By January 20, 2015

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Illinois law allows schools to demand students' Facebook passwords

Technically Incorrect: Conceived to combat cyberbullying, a new law in Illinois may result in schools demanding social media passwords, even if the posting was not done at school or on school computers.

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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Uber dodges 'covert' transport regulators by blocking mobile phones

State transport regulators in Australia have gone undercover in an attempt to fine UberX drivers for ridesharing, but Uber has thwarted these attempts by blocking their mobile phones from accessing the service.

By January 14, 2015

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Net Fix: FCC chief on solving the Open Internet puzzle (Q&A)

With a vote looming on new rules for Internet access, Tom Wheeler talks candidly with CNET News in an exclusive interview about legal challenges, President Obama's role and being the butt of late-night TV jokes.

By January 14, 2015