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  • Microsoft nixes EU browser ballot screen

    Microsoft has pulled the plug on the browser ballot screen it was forced to display in the aftermath of a threat by the European Union's antitrust agency five years ago.

  • U.S.-Cuba breakthrough is no slam dunk for Internet

    The Obama administration's historic move to restore ties between the U.S. and Cuba may eventually put more Cubans online, but the future of the Internet there is likely to depend more on domestic policies than on imported goods and services.

  • Obama pushes for net neutrality, opposes data localization in trade pact

    President Barack Obama's administration is pushing two potentially controversial Internet policies in a secretive trade pact, with trade negotiators calling for other countries to adopt net neutrality provisions while rejecting policies requiring local storage of data in a secretive 50-country trade pact now being negotiated.

  • US agency sues Sprint for alleged unauthorized charges

    The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has filed a lawsuit accusing Sprint of illegally billing mobile customers for tens of millions[m] of dollars in unauthorized third-party charges.

  • Is there life on Mars? Mystery (and hope) deepen

    Could there actually be life on Mars?

  • Comms Alliance calls govt plan a 'data creation regime'

    The telecom industry has disputed the notion that the government’s proposed data retention regime will not create significant additional costs for the industry.

  • NSW govt commences talks with Infosys, Unisys for shared services

    The NSW government has established a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Infosys and Unisys to progress detailed discussions for both companies to provide shared ICT services to agencies.

  • Data retention: It's really, really important (but we still can't give you any details)

    As the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security held its first hearing of an inquiry into the government's data retention bill, key details of the proposed regime are still yet to be revealed.

  • T-Mobile's new Data Stash plan doesn't let workers share data

    T-Mobile today unveiled a monthly data rollover plan for consumers and business customers called "Data Stash," but the plan still won't allow workers to share their data with others in a work group.

  • China was brutal to US tech firms in 2014

    Earlier this month, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook each welcomed China's top Internet regulator to their headquarters, for visits marked by smiles and laughter.

  • ACCC fines Telstra for iPhone 6 ad

    Telstra has paid $102,000 in penalty for an ad that allegedly misrepresented the price of the Apple iPhone 6.

  • Internet tax moratorium extended in US gov't spending package

    A one-year extension to a U.S moratorium on Internet access taxes was buried in a US$1.1 trillion government spending bill passed by the Senate on Saturday.

  • Microsoft gets allies to help tell US to back off on Irish search warrant

    The U.S. Department of Justice should back off its request for Microsoft to turn over a suspect's digital documents stored on a server in Ireland, or be prepared for other governments demanding documents stored on U.S. servers, the company's general counsel said.

  • Booking.com proposes settling price parity antitrust cases across Europe

    Hotel reservation site Booking.com has offered to settle antitrust cases brought against it in Sweden, France and Italy, and on Monday antitrust authorities invited hotels to give their views on the settlement.

  • UberPop will be banned in France from Jan. 1st

    Ride-sharing service UberPop will be banned in France from Jan. 1, a government official said Monday, as Paris taxi drivers blocked traffic around the capital in protest at a court decision Friday not to impose an emergency ban on the service.

  • Call for release of Trans-Pacific Partnership text

    Forty-eight non-government organisations have issued a call for the release of the draft text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.

  • Turnbull moves against cherry-picking threat to NBN

    Communications minister Malcolm Turnbull has released the new licence condition for operators of 'superfast' broadband networks that will potentially compete with the National Broadband Network.

  • Major milestone for NBN 2.0 as NBN Co and Telstra sign new deal

    NBN Co and Telstra today announced the signing of revised definitive agreements, clearing the major hurdle for the company rolling out the National Broadband Network as it shifts to the ‘Multi-Technology Mix’ favoured by the Coalition government.

  • Schmidt: NSA revelations forced Google to lock down data

    Google has worked hard to lock down the personal data it collects since revelations in the last year and a half about mass surveillance programs at the U.S. National Security Agency, company Chairman Eric Schmidt said.

  • Microsoft's unified government cloud targets public sector in US

    Microsoft is advancing its suite of cloud computing products for the government sector, rolling out versions of the Azure platform and Dynamics CRM specifically for the public sector to join Office 365 Government in the firm's cloud portfolio.

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