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Every Company Named In NSA Spying Case Has Now Denied Knowledge Of It

PRISM scandal: tech giants express shock after revelations of data-mining

www.guardian.co.uk
Silicon Valley executives insist they did not know of secret PRISM program that gives NSA direct access to serversTwo different versions of the PRISM scandal were emerging on Thursday with Silicon Valley executives denying all knowledge of the top secret program that gives the National Security Agency direct access to...
PRISM scandal: tech giants express shock after revelations of data-mining

Now it gets interesting: How to build a social contract for broadband

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For a century, our country has benefited from a communications social contract in telephone, broadcast, and multi-channel video in which through law, regulation, and franchise agreements, providers obtain public benefits in exchange for providing certain, limited public obligations. But how will we write the terms of the social contract between...
Now it gets interesting: How to build a social contract for broadband

Kiwis Want To Spy On All Communications, VPNs, And Be Able To Use Secret Evidence Against You

www.techdirt.com
Although New Zealand's decision not to allow patents for programs "as such" was welcome, other moves there have been more problematic. For example, after it became clear that the New Zealand intelligence service, the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB), illegally wiretapped and spied on Kim Dotcom, the New Zealand government...
Kiwis Want To Spy On All Communications, VPNs, And Be Able To Use Secret Evidence Against You

Ofcom to investigate price rises on 'fixed' mobile phone contracts

www.guardian.co.uk
Ofcom has received 1,600 complaints from consumers whose mobile bills have risen despite being on 'fixed' contractsMobile phone companies could be banned from raising people's bills mid-contract after Ofcom said the existing rules potentially "harm" consumers.The regulator's announcement that it will consult on how to protect people on "fixed" mobile...
Ofcom to investigate price rises on 'fixed' mobile phone contracts

BT kicks off 330Mbps 'FTTP on Demand' trials, reveals pilot locations

www.engadget.com
Not everyone is apparently in love with British operator BT's green boxes. Still, that isn't stopping the company from serving up its high-fiber diet to those who want to have speedy Internet connections. For its latest project, BT's Openreach division has started offering an "FTTP on Demand" program that...
BT kicks off 330Mbps 'FTTP on Demand' trials, reveals pilot locations

The Washington Post Backtracks On Claim Tech Companies 'Participate Knowingly' In The NSA's Data Collection

www.businessinsider.com
The Washington Post has backtracked on its claim that major companies that nine tech firms 'participate knowingly' in the National Security Agency's domestic surveillance program, Jon Russell of The Next Web reports. But that doesn't mean that the dragnet snooping didn't happen, or that the tech heavyweights didn't know about...
The Washington Post Backtracks On Claim Tech Companies 'Participate Knowingly' In The NSA's Data Collection
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