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.

Obamacare enrollees urged to change passwords over Heartbleed bug

Americans with accounts on President Barack Obama's health insurance enrollment website,, were advised that their passwords had been reset to guard against the "Heartbleed" bug, in a message posted on the site.

Sprint/T-Mobile merger may prompt US FCC to rewrite auction rules

A planned merger of Sprint and T-Mobile US could prompt US regulators to rewrite rules they are now weighing for a 2015 auction of airwaves, according to sources familiar with the proposed plan.

Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald Caution Against Wider Government Monitoring

Edward Snowden and reporter Glenn Greenwald, who brought to light the whistleblower's leaks about mass US government surveillance in 2013, appeared together via video link from opposite ends of the earth for what was believed to be the first time

Internet companies' growing ambitions spook 51 percent of Americans: Reuters/Ipsos poll

The personal data gathering abilities of Google, Facebook and other tech companies has sparked growing unease among Americans, with a majority worried that Internet companies are encroaching too much upon their lives, a new poll showed.

President Obama's NSA overhaul may require phone carriers to store more data

President Barack Obama's plan for overhauling the National Security Agency's phone surveillance program could force carriers to collect and store customer data that they are not now legally obliged to keep, according to US officials.

NSA infiltrated RSA security more deeply than thought -- study

Security industry pioneer RSA adopted not just one but two encryption tools developed by the US National Security Agency, greatly increasing the spy agency's ability to eavesdrop on some Internet communications, according to a team of academic res

Comcast-Time Warner Merger Faces State-Level Investigation

Florida and other US states will join the Justice Department in seeking to determine if Comcast's plan to merge with Time Warner Cable is legal under US antitrust law.

Brazil to drop local data storage rule in Internet bill

Brazil will drop a controversial provision that would have forced global Internet companies to store data on Brazilian users inside the country to shield them from US spying, a government minister said.

Mexico telecoms reform could take years to unseat Slim

Tycoon Carlos Slim, under fire from regulators in his home country, has spent the last two years sniffing out deals in Europe to offset an impending regulatory shake-up of Mexican telecommunications.