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ACLU: NSA phone dragnet should be killed not amended

The recent USA Freedom Act doesn't go far enough in reforming surveillance, an ACLU lawyer says

Telecom trade groups, ISPs ask for delay of net neutrality rules

Seven organizations file partial stay requests with the Federal Communications Commission


House committee approves bill to end NSA phone records program

Now the bill goes to the House floor for a vote

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IT execs on Facebook at Work strengths and weaknesses

A handful of senior IT executives agree that Facebook needs to overcome some significant challenges before organizations can seriously consider its Facebook at Work enterprise collaboration platform.

Bill to rein in NSA phone data collection reintroduced

The USA Freedom Act aims to end the agency's bulk collection of U.S. telephone records

Consumer groups dance on the grave of Comcast-TW deal

They say the deal's collapse is good for customers

Google may launch wireless service as soon as Wednesday

The company has said it does not aim to compete with telecommunications providers

Nigerian gov't hands over Nitel, Mtel assets to NATCOM

Whether the consortium can turn around the company is an open question

Google's Project Loon close to launching thousands of balloons

Google says it's Project Loon is close to being able to produce and launch thousands of balloons to provide Internet access from the sky.

Nokia/Alcatel-Lucent just as John Chambers predicted

Cisco CEO said there would be "brutal" consolidation coming.

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Why CIOs can’t sell enterprise collaboration tools

Collaboration platforms offer the promise to eliminate unnecessary meetings, phone calls and other time-consuming interactions. However, to succeed those tools have to perform better than the incumbent, which for most people is still...

Nokia to buy Alcatel-Lucent, may sell Here mapping business

The combined company will be called Nokia and have its headquarters in Finland

Microsoft buries Lync with Skype for Business rollout

Microsoft today began distributing the revamped Lync client, dubbed Skype for Business since last November, to Office customers.

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Revamped Skype for Business rolls out for Office 365, quietly bumping off Lync

Microsoft will debut the Skype for Business client as part of Office 365 this month, rebranding the now-defunct Lync service.

Three new lawsuits challenge FCC's net neutrality rules

The agency is now facing five legal challenges from four trade groups and one ISP

Nokia wants to buy Alcatel-Lucent, seeking growth and integration of fixed and mobile

The two companies are in advanced discussions about a deal, they confirmed on Tuesday

Indian net neutrality backers get boost from Flipkart retreat on free app access

The online retailer has abandoned a plan to pay for customers of Indian mobile operator Bharti Airtel to have free access to its mobile app

Sprint offers home delivery and setup of smartphones, tablets

The offer is currently limited to eligible upgrade customers

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Is anyone using Facebook at Work?

Very few companies have access to Facebook at Work, the company's social network for business, and the platform wasn’t mentioned at all during Facebook’s annual developer conference last month. However, the company says it is working...

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How workers really use Microsoft collaboration tools

A new report suggests the most common activity among businesspeople using Microsoft collaboration tools is document sharing, and much of that activity occurs early in the week, on Monday and Tuesday.

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