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13 things you need to know about the FCC's Net neutrality regulation

Having trouble digesting all 400 pages of the FCC's Net neutrality order? Have no fear, CNET's Marguerite Reardon is here to tell you what you really need to know.

By March 14, 2015

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Google joins Apple, others in calling for spying controls, as Patriot Act vote nears

With a key, spying-related section of the Patriot Act up for reauthorization, tech heavyweights team up with other groups in outlining "essential" changes to US surveillance policies.

By March 26, 2015

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HTC: We will replace your One M9 no questions asked within first year

"Uh Oh Protection" lets you replace your smartphone for any reason, showing just how far HTC is willing to go to grab consumers' attention.

By March 18, 2015

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'FREAK' security flaw left Apple, Android users exposed

Apple and Google working on fixes for the decade-old flaw, which researchers blamed on an abandoned US policy on encryption.

By March 3, 2015

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Apple's iOS 8.2 squashes FREAK security bug

The result of an encryption issue, the newly discovered bug could have left iOS users of mobile Safari vulnerable to hackers.

By March 10, 2015

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'House of Cards' returns as season 3 hits Netflix

Netflix users can tune into all 13 episodes of the political series, which may portray a growing rift between President Underwood and his wife.

By February 27, 2015

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Latest fireball in night sky actually a Chinese rocket

Meteors captured on video as fireballs lighting up the night sky are becoming more common thanks to ubiquitous smartphones. Except this one was no space rock.

By February 25, 2015

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7 things Net neutrality won't do

One day after the FCC adopted new Net neutrality rules, consumers are left scratching their heads about what it means for their Web-surfing experience. Has anything really changed?

By February 27, 2015

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Human head transplant just two years away, surgeon claims

Surgeon Sergio Canavero will be embarking on a project to implement the world's first human head transplant.

By February 25, 2015

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Net neutrality: How we got from there to here

The road to crafting lasting regulation to protect the open Internet has had several twists and turns. As the FCC prepares a vote to adopt new rules, CNET takes a look back to the origins of the current debate.

By February 24, 2015