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Netflix got worse on Verizon even after Netflix agreed to pay Verizon

When Netflix agreed to pay Comcast for a direct connection to the ISP's network, video performance improved immediately. Verizon subscribers aren't so lucky.

Judge: NSA doesn’t have to keep all data as part of key surveillance lawsuit

The federal judge that had temporarily ordered the National Security Agency to preserve all evidence in a longstanding surveillance case, including data gathered specifically under the government’s Section 702 program, has now reversed that order.

Verizon will miss deadline to wire all of New York City with FiOS

In April 2008, Verizon signed a franchise agreement in which it promised the New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) that it would build its "state-of-the-art fiber-optic network throughout the entire City

Cable companies bankroll fake consumer groups to end net neutrality

Cable companies that stand to benefit the most from an end to net neutrality have been bankrolling so-called “consumer advocacy” groups that aim to kill it.

Still reeling from Heartbleed, OpenSSL suffers from crypto bypass flaw

A researcher has uncovered another severe vulnerability in the OpenSSL cryptographic library.

Web browsing is copyright infringement, publishers argue

Europeans may browse the Internet without fear of infringing copyrights, as the European Union Court of Justice ruled in a decision that ends a four-year legal battle threatening the open Internet.

US Marshals step in, thwart efforts to learn about cell tracking devices

How sensitive are local cops when it comes to disclosing information about stingrays, the fake cell phone towers used to track targeted phones?

Court fight heats up over 52 pages of still-secret surveillance info

The Electronic Frontier Foundation's long quest to make key rulings of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) public is nearing its end.

AT&T promises big fiber expansion -- but only if feds let it buy DirecTV

AT&T recently named 100 municipalities in 21 metropolitan areas where it might bring its fiber-to-the-home network, without actually saying how many customers would get the GigaPower service, which offers up to 1Gbps download speeds.

Dow Jones asks court to unseal long-completed digital surveillance cases

Serving as an outgoing United States magistrate judge, Brian Owsley had decided that one of his final judicial acts would be to unseal more than 100 of his own judicial orders involving digital surveillance that he himself had sealed at the govern