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  • FCC: A range of net neutrality options remain on the table

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said Friday that it remains open to a range of options for new net neutrality rules, following a news report saying it is leaning toward a controversial approach that regulates one piece of broadband service.

  • Pirate Bay co-founder sentenced to 3.5 years imprisonment in Denmark

    Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg was sentenced Friday by the Court of Frederiksberg in Denmark to three and a half years in jail for hacking and serious vandalism.

  • Google to kill off SSL 3.0 in Chrome 40

    Google plans to remove support for the aging Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) version 3.0 protocol in Google Chrome 40, which is expected to ship in about two months.

  • BlackBerry upgrades BBM with timed messages

    Taking a page from the Snapchat playbook, BlackBerry will let BBM messaging service users control how long messages and pictures can be viewed, hoping the feature, along with other new capabilities, will result in a new revenue stream.

  • Facebook sets up shop on the Tor anonymity network

    Facebook has made its site directly available on Tor to prevent access problems for people using the anonymity network and to provide an alternative method of accessing the social network securely.

  • Sharp smartband LCD uses 1,000 times less power

    Sharp is developing a "color memory LCD panel" for wearables that has dramatically lower power consumption, allowing smartbands, smartwatches and other devices with small displays to be used far longer.

  • Hungary ditches Internet tax plans after protests

    Hungary has ditched for now plans for an Internet tax after tens of thousands of people took to the streets last week protesting what they called an absurd and crippling measure.

  • Sony's new mobile chief has hands full as handsets struggle

    Sony's new mobile chief has a tough job ahead of him -- convincing people to buy Xperia smartphones.

  • IBM joins Tencent to target China's growing enterprise cloud market

    After partnering with Apple and Twitter for the enterprise market, IBM is doing the same in China with local Internet giant Tencent in a deal targeting growing businesses in the country.

  • Samsung attacks Chinese rivals with new mid-range Galaxy phones

    With Chinese vendors coming out with high-spec phones at affordable prices, Samsung is hitting back with two handsets sporting "metal unibody" designs that'll be targeting consumers in China with mid-range prices.

  • FCC's Wheeler said to mull hybrid approach to net neutrality

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission appears set to reclassify broadband so that it comes under the agency's authority, but without explicitly prohibiting special access deals between broadband and content companies, according to a news report.

  • Google project aims to preserve privacy when collecting software stats

    Google is applying a surveying technique from the 1960s to a project that aims to collect data about users' computers without potentially compromising their privacy.

  • Major banks ready their own mobile payment apps

    Several major national and international banks are planning to launch their own mobile payments apps next year.

  • Android creator Andy Rubin leaving Google

    Andy Rubin, the engineer who developed Google's Android OS and was lately in charge of its robotics efforts, is leaving the company, Google confirmed Thursday.

  • Zuckerberg to connect with regular folk in first 'community Q&A'

    If you've always wondered if Mark Zuckerberg has a favorite hoodie, or a favorite programming language, now's your chance to find out.

  • In Pictures: 12 shocking social media horror stories

    There are right ways for companies to use social media, and there are wrong ways. These 12 horror stories, spotlighted by a set of digital marketing professionals, are perfect examples of what organizations should never (ever) do on social sites.

  • In Pictures: 10 cool new features found in iOS 8.1

    Don't be fooled: iOS 8.1 is no mere "dot" release. This rapid update from Apple is chock-full of great new features, several of which could change how you work, shop, and share.

  • RCA gives unexpected boost to tablet market in Q3

    RCA unexpectedly jolted an otherwise slowing tablet market in the third quarter as Apple's iPad shipments continued to decline.

  • IBM drills into the energy industry for cognitive computing advances

    Finding new sources of oil underground is an expensive and risky undertaking. Now IBM is working with energy company Repsol to look for ways in which new cognitive computing techniques could help reduce the uncertainty and improve production.

  • Vulnerabilities found in more command-line tools, wget and tnftp get patches

    The critical Shellshock vulnerabilities found last month in the Bash Unix shell have motivated security researchers to search for similar flaws in old, but widely used, command-line utilities.