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Info turnover news: Twitter transparency report; Microsoft email ruling

When Twitter released a transparency report in February, the company noted it was considering legal action to push the government to let the company disclose more information about national security requests. In its transparency report published Read More →

Net neutrality: What about data caps?

The net neutrality debate is about access. But the discussion has evolved, because a few years ago — when all-you-can-eat data was still in — it included talk about data caps. Today, the talk mostly is about Internet Read More →

Will Carly Fiorina run for president?

Carly v. Hillary? It may happen in 2016. Carly Fiorina, the former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard who lost her 2010 race for the U.S. Senate, may be exploring a run for president, reports U.S. News & World Report. The speculation is based Read More →

The cost of Snowden’s leaks, and a new Senate NSA reform bill

Forget talk of loss of liberty. Let's talk about losing hard cash. The revelations about U.S. surveillance leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden is costing U.S. businesses millions of dollars in curtailed sales of cloud computing services and Read More →

NSA spying: Bill to reform spying; effect on journalism and law

Ahead of the unveiling of a Senate bill tomorrow that would limit NSA spying, there's also confirmation about an effect of the revelations of massive government surveillance: It's changing the way lawyers and journalists do their jobs. The House a couple Read More →

Ban on cell phone unlocking close to being overturned

You may soon be able to legally unlock your cell phone again. The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed a bill that would roll back a prohibition on unlocking that took effect early last year. Because the bill, formally known Read More →
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