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  • Europe prepares to enforce its take on net neutrality

    European Union citizens got their first look at draft net neutrality laws on Wednesday, more than a week after the European Parliament and the Council of the EU reached an agreement. Digital rights activists are guardedly optimistic about the guarantees it offers for access to an open Internet.

    Written by Loek Essers and Peter Sayer10 July 15 02:34
  • FCC tells TracFone it must allow phone unlocking

    TracFone, a major provider of prepaid mobile phone service, must keep its promise to let customers unlock their devices and transfer service to competing carriers, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission said.

    Written by Grant Gross02 July 15 05:39
  • NSW taskforce to examine ridesharing apps

    NSW transport minister Andrew Constance has announced a new taskforce that will make recommendations to the state government at the end of October on how to regulate ridesharing apps.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett01 July 15 13:17
  • EU sets June 2017 as date to end mobile roaming charges

    European Union citizens will have to wait another couple of years before they are able to use their mobile phones anywhere within the EU without surcharge, after a compromise reached by lawmakers Monday night.

    Written by Peter Sayer and Loek Essers01 July 15 02:20
  • FCC's Wheeler defends net neutrality rules, discounts investment fears

    Predictions from net neutrality opponents that regulations would choke off broadband investment haven't come true, with several service providers announcing expansions in the four months since the U.S. Federal Communications Commission passed new rules, the agency's chairman says.

    Written by Grant Gross27 June 15 02:39
  • Qualcomm partners with large Chinese foundry on chips

    China's largest chip foundry is entering into a joint venture with Qualcomm to develop chips, at a time when the country is looking for technology to emerge as a semiconductor producing powerhouse.

    Written by Michael Kan24 June 15 15:21
  • US SEC said to be probing corporate hacks by FIN4 group

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is concerned that data stolen from companies in cyberattacks is being used to conduct what effectively is insider trading, Reuters reported on Tuesday.

    Written by Martyn Williams24 June 15 03:52
  • US privacy group complains about Uber data collection

    Uber Technologies' new data collection policy, allowing the ride-hailing company to access a user's location even when the smartphone app is not actively in use, violates the privacy rights and personal safety of U.S. customers, according to a complaint filed Monday by a privacy group.

    Written by Grant Gross23 June 15 04:15
  • Cisco to make US$10 billion investment in China

    Cisco plans to invest US$10 billion in China, although its sales in the country are slumping due in part to persistent security concerns surrounding U.S. technology.

    Written by Michael Kan18 June 15 04:17
  • Uber driver deemed employee by California Labor Commission

    In a decision that could have major implications for the way Uber does business in its home state, the California Labor Commission has ruled that a driver was an employee when she was driving for the company.

    Written by Martyn Williams18 June 15 01:25