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US Judge confuses privacy and security, concludes that you should have neither

Senior US District Judge Henry Coke Morgan Jr., a federal judge for the Eastern District of Virginia, has ruled that the user of any computer which connects to the Internet should not have an expectation of privacy because computer security is ine

US: NSA leaks should be no excuse for local storage mandates, which harm “organic” Internet

The US State Department has warned against countries such as Russia forcing web service providers to store citizens’ data locally, even though such moves are at least in part inspired by Edward Snowden’s revelations of the National Security Agency

Why big data has some big problems when it comes to public policy

[Commentary] For all the talk about using big data and data science to solve the world’s problems -- and even all the talk about big data as one of the world’s problems -- it seems like we still have a long way to go.

Germany mulls ban on after-hours work emails and calls

A ban on office communications in the evening and during vacation time could become law in Germany.

This Venn diagram shows which cities may get a gig (and why broadband competition matters)

The third annual Gig.U report shows how much has changed in the three years since Gig U. was created as a means to bring gigabit connectivity to university towns.

BART got a 10 second warning before Sunday’s Napa earthquake. Why didn’t everyone else?

At 3:20 a.m. on August 24, an alarm went off at Bay Area transit provider BART’s offices: An earthquake was approaching, and the shaking would start in 10 seconds.

Netflix is now paying Time Warner Cable for direct access and faster streams

Time Warner Cable signed a direct interconnection deal with Netflix, making it the fourth of the big four US Internet service providers to sign paid peering agreements with the streaming video provider.

What should the White House seek in its next privacy czar? Someone who can explain the Internet

[Commentary] Nicole Wong, a former top lawyer at Google and Twitter, left the White House recently after working on privacy and big data issues for a little over a year.

The slippery slope of FCC Internet regulation

[Commentary] Silicon Valley, take note.

When will voice-over-LTE matter? When it’s no longer just about voice

After years of delays, voice-over-LTE finally seems to be making its way into mobile networks and phones.