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Europe charges Google over Android licensing conditions

The European Commission has alleged demands by Google on phone makers regarding its Android operating system are anti-competitive.

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Critics of DMCA takedowns flood Copyright Office with thousands of comments

Critics of the Digitial Millennium Copyright Act have flooded the U.S. Copyright Office with tens of thousands of comments complaining about a process that often forces websites to kill user-generated content when faced with a copyright complaint.

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FCC votes for strict new broadband privacy rules

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has taken a major step toward new regulations requiring Internet service providers to get customer permission before using or sharing their Web-surfing history and most other personal information.

Alphabet could sell robot-maker Boston Dynamics

Boston Dynamics, a advanced robot start-up that was purchased by Google just over two years ago, is up for sale according to Bloomberg.

Obama on encryption: There must be a compromise

Speaking at SXSW in Austin, Texas, President Obama argues that the tech community can't afford an isolationist position and must help debate the merits of unbreakable encryption.

US says cyberbattle against ISIS will black them out

The U.S. is aggressively targeting ISIS in cyberspace, attempting to halt the group's ability to communicate electronically, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said Thursday.

Shooting this robot helps make better soldiers

These are target robots, developed by an Australian company for use on military training ranges. The U.S Marine Corp recently tested them out in California as potential replacements for the paper targets used today.

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Why can't the FBI unlock that iPhone?

The current legal maelstrom between Apple and the FBI was started by the "Erase Data" feature. This is what would happen if Apple were to get rid of it.

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The FCC wants to blow up the cable box. Here's what its proposal will (and won’t) do

Confused by the FCC’s cable box plan? Here’s what it all means for cable subscribers and cord cutters.

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Asus agrees to 20 years of audits to settle "pervasive" router insecurity charges

Asus has agreed to settle a U.S. Federal Trade Commission complaint that the company failed to take reasonable steps to secure the software on its routers, the agency said Tuesday.

US plans to spend $4B on self-driving car research

The U.S. Department of Transportation said Thursday that President Obama will ask for $4 billion in his budget for 10 years of research into self-driving cars and their safety.

White House to meet Silicon Valley tech firms on combating radicalization

A team of senior White House officials plans to meet with Silicon Valley tech leaders on Friday to discuss ways the two can work together in combating radicalization and extremism.

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IoT goes above and below ground to make cities healthier

Smart cities could become healthier cities as the Internet of Things learns to gauge conditions from the sky to the sewer.