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Senate passes permanent ban on Internet access taxes

The U.S. Senate votes to make a temporary Internet tax ban permanent.

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Navy tests first ‘reversible’ clean energy fuel cell storage system

Boeing has delivered what it's calling a first-of-its-kind "reversible" fuel cell system for the U.S. Navy that uses a solid oxide cell to store energy created from solar power to produce clean, zero-emissions electricity.

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It's official: Older versions of IE are now at risk

Microsoft this week made good on a 2014 promise and withheld security updates from users of older versions of Internet Explorer.

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Google execs defend tax deal to UK legislators

Google executives defended the company's recent U.K. tax settlement before a hostile Parliamentary committee in London.

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HTC One M10 camera may use the same 12MP Sony sensor as the Nexus 6P

A great camera is key for any flagship to be a hit, and it appears HTC may borrow a page out of Google's latest playbook.

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Project Kratos: AWS Lambda functionality, without Amazon lock-in

Iron.io uses Docker for a self-managing, stateless application stack, but forgoes the open source path

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Obama wants more cybersecurity funding and a federal CISO

In the final budget of the Obama administration, the White House is looking to boost spending on security, hire more experts and partner with the private sector.

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Chrome 49 for Android beta can now chat with smart devices around you

Google's Eddystone Bluetooth beacons can now share URLs directly with Android devices, expanding the physical web.

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Microsoft expands Windows 10 release notes, but experts want more, much more

Microsoft is touting new release notes, and a listing of past updates, for Windows 10, saying it's providing the added information customers demanded.

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Now your phone can scan documents directly to the cloud with Box Capture

Users of Box Capture can scan a document with their iPhone's camera and then share and collaborate on it just as they would any other document on Box.

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Schneier: terrorists will switch to more secure alternatives to avoid encryption backdoors

A study shows that if the U.S. mandates backdoors to decrypt secret messages, there are hundreds of alternatives that are made outside the reach of U.S. law.

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Study finds that anti-crypto laws won't work on an international stage

If the U.S. government restricts the export of encryption technology, or mandates back doors in U.S.-made encryption products, then both legitimate customers as well as criminals and terrorists can easily switch to encryption products...

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Critical VPN key exchange flaw exposes Cisco security appliances to remote hacking

Cisco Systems patched a critical vulnerability that could allow remote attackers to take over Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) firewalls configured as virtual private network servers by simply sending malformed network packets...

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Qualcomm's new chips target low-cost smartphones with premium features

Low-cost smartphones could be packed with premium features thanks to Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 425, 435 and 625 mobile chips.

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Qualcomm bringing LTE connectivity to wearables with new Wear platform

Wearables today are overwhelmingly tethered to smartwatches. Qualcomm wants to change that by bringing LTE connectivity to wearables with its brand new Snapdragon Wear platform.

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House bill would prevent patchwork of state laws banning smartphone encryption

Four bipartisan members of Congress introduced legislation this week to preempt a potential patchwork of state and local government laws banning encryption on smartphones.

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Facebook withdraws Free Basics from India after regulatory debacle

Facebook has withdrawn Free Basics from India, two days after the country's telecommunications regulator prohibited the differential pricing of data depending on the content or application that is being accessed.

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Stock-market jitters have rocked network spending, Cisco says

The world's financial markets got off to such a rough start this year that some enterprises froze plans to upgrade their campus networks, according to Cisco.

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