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Liberty Media announces new cable spin-off

Liberty Media Corp is spinning off its cable assets, including a stake in Charter Communications, into a new publicly traded company called Liberty Broadband.

Wiretap claims fail against Facebook, Zynga in disclosure lawsuit

A US appeals court dismissed federal wiretap claims against Facebook and Zynga in a civil lawsuit over disclosure of user information to advertisers.

Comcast to bring its X1 service to LA, New York within year of merger

Within a year after its $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable closes, Comcast aims to make its advanced X1 cable service available in areas such as New York and Los Angeles and other markets where it will gain a commanding new presence.

Netflix brings net neutrality concerns to US regulators

After weeks of public outcry, Netflix brought its concerns about Internet neutrality directly to US regulators in meetings with Federal Communications Commission staff, according to sources familiar with the matter.

Verizon to FCC: Restrictions on airwaves auction are unjust

Verizon Communications has urged the Federal Communications not to restrict how much it can buy in the 2015 auction of wireless spectrum, saying such a limit would subsidize the smallest national carriers and their foreign owners.

Putin foes fear Internet crackdown as 'blogger law' sails through

Russia's upper house of parliament approved a law that will impose stricter rules on bloggers and is seen by critics as an attempt by President Vladimir Putin to stifle dissent on the Internet.

Bipartisan group slams US SEC for resisting email privacy reform

A coalition of liberals and conservatives is lashing out at the US Securities and Exchange Commission for pushing back against legislation that would force government agencies to get warrants before they access the e-mail of people under investiga

Japan attack on wireless 'oligopoly' awkward for SoftBank's US plans

For Japanese billionaire Masayoshi Son, who wants to build the world's largest mobile Internet company, criticism of his operations from regulators in his home market could not come at a worse time.

Facebook gets US antitrust approval to buy Oculus

Social network giant Facebook has won US antitrust approval to buy Oculus VR, a two-year-old maker of virtual reality goggles, the Federal Trade Commission said.

Brazilian Congress passes Internet bill of rights

Brazil's Senate unanimously approved groundbreaking legislation that guarantees equal access to the Internet and protects the privacy of Brazilian users in the wake of US spying revelations.