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AT&T's sponsored data plan draws net neutrality concerns

Open Internet advocates are warning that AT&T's "sponsored data" program could create pay-to-play mobile Web.

Ad group urges self-regulation to balance privacy, promos

New polling from the Digital Advertising Alliance highlights the importance of guidelines to limit Web companies' online tracking.

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Bitcoin is legal, let it evolve into its role, researchers urge

The much buzzed-about digital currency has aroused concern for its use in illicit activity, but George Mason University researchers urge a cautious regulatory approach.

mobile privacy

Digital ads group promotes a mobile consumer privacy policy

The Digital Advertising Alliance, a champion of privacy self-regulation, unveils set of principles for advertisers and tech companies to provide notice and controls over consumers' data on the mobile Web.

National policy sought to alert consumers of data breaches

Technology trade group executives make the case for a single, nationwide standard for notifying customers in the event of a breach.

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Chinese hackers hurt business, Congressional committee told

Amid a week of economic meetings between top U.S. and Chinese officials, lawmakers hear warnings about escalating costs of theft of U.S. firms' intellectual property.

Stronger data privacy law may clash with law enforcement

The Electronic Communications Privacy Act reform bill advances to the Senate floor to better protect email privacy. Meanwhile a House subcommittee considers privacy protections for location data, data which some in law enforcement say is necessary to solve crimes.

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Iran is a more dangerous cyber threat to U.S. than China or Russia

Cyber threats from larger, more advanced nations that have diplomatic relations with the United States focus on cyber espionage and theft. But Iran is a more irrational actor and is building a cyber capability that is retaliatory in nature.

Net neutrality bill looms if court voids FCC order

If a federal appeals court later this year strikes down the Federal Communications Commission's open Internet rules, lawmakers will again press for legislation to codify the principle of net neutrality, a prominent House Democrat said on Tuesday.

Congress punts cybersecurity, so White House may act alone

Now that the latest effort to advance comprehensive cybersecurity legislation has failed in Congress, attention is now shifting to the White House, where officials have been developing an executive order to better protect the nation's critical infrastructure from digital attacks and vulnerabilities.

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FCC paves way for 4G LTE mobile broadband service

The Federal Communications Commission adopts framework proposed by AT&T and Sirius XM to provide for LTE service without disrupting satellite-radio transmissions. The agency also updates progress on wireless 'bill shock' initiative.

Voters turn to mobile phones this election season

Mobile devices are becoming an increasingly important channel for voters to seek out information about the political candidates and campaigns ahead of next month's presidential election, a new survey from the Pew Internet and American Life Project reports.

FAA to Reconsider In-Flight Rules for Electronic Devices

The Federal Aviation Administration acknowledges that consumers want to use their iPads, Kindles, smartphones and other electronic devices.

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AT&T Campaigns Against Texting-While-Driving

'It Can Wait' launches in September to warn teens and others about the dangers of distracted driving, especially involving mobile devices.

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Lawmakers Weigh Future of Online Video

As online distribution grows, House members consider an update to the 20-year-old Cable Act, debating whether to relax rules on cable- broadcast negotiations...