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How the U.S. forces Net firms to cooperate on surveillance

Officially, Uncle Sam says it doesn't interfere. But behind the scenes, the feds have been trying to browbeat Internet firms into helping with surveillance demands.

By July 12, 2013

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U.S. government to propose bill targeting foreign hackers

New legislation to be introduced by the House Intelligence Committee aims to curb cybertheft and cyberespionage done by "cyber hackers from nation-states like China and Russia."

By June 5, 2013

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Sprint, SoftBank reportedly reach security deal with U.S.

The tentative agreement includes a security committee at the company should the merger go through and gives the U.S. government veto power over equipment purchases, sources tell The Wall Street Journal.

By May 28, 2013

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U.S. gives big, secret push to Internet surveillance

Justice Department agreed to issue "2511 letters" immunizing AT&T and other companies participating in a cybersecurity program from criminal prosecution under the Wiretap Act, according to new documents obtained by the Electronic Privacy Information Center.

By April 24, 2013

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Huawei exec sees no growth in U.S. this year

Due to the federal government's concerns over security, telecommunicatons gear maker has effectively been shut out of the American market for now.

By April 3, 2013

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The 404 Show 1,593: Even more revealing Sony leaks, U.S. gets fatter, lazier (podcast)

This Sony leak is the gift that keeps on giving. We'll discuss the latest round of revealing leaks, a new upsetting U.S. obesity report and a cafe in London that only serves breakfast cereal.

By December 10, 2014

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Cops: U.S. law should require logs of your text messages

Silicon Valley firms and privacy groups want Congress to update a 1986-era electronic privacy law. But if a law enforcement idea set to be presented today gets attached, support for the popular proposal would erode.

By March 19, 2013

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From 'WarGames' to Aaron Swartz: How U.S. anti-hacking law went astray

The 1983 movie "WarGames" led to an anti-hacking law with felony penalties aimed at deterring intrusions into NORAD. Over time, it became broad and vague enough to ensnare the late Aaron Swartz.

By March 13, 2013

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U.N. summit implodes as U.S., others spurn Internet treaty

United Nations summit breaks down after U.S., Canada, and other democracies refuse to sign treaty that would hand a U.N. agency more authority over how the Internet is managed.

By December 13, 2012

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U.N. summit rejects U.S., Europe hands-off-the-Internet plea

Nigeria, Cuba, Algeria, and Saudi Arabia persuade a majority of summit delegates to support giving a United Nations agency a more "active" role in Internet governance.

By December 12, 2012