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  • Microsoft sues IRS for more information about audit

    Microsoft filed another suit against the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, seeking information about the tax agency's decision to hire outside lawyers, including one-time Microsoft nemesis David Boies, to help conduct an audit of the company.

    Written by By Blair Hanley Frank, IDG News Service02 June 15 23:52
  • Muni broadband providers clash over Title II net neutrality reforms

    Nothing comes easy in the net neutrality battle. Take how different municipal broadband providers disagree over FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal to reclassify broadband providers as public utilities under Title II of the Telecommunications Act.

    Written by Matt Hamblen13 Feb. 15 03:01
  • Drone flights near White House test local restrictions

    The quadcopter drone that crashed on the White House lawn early Monday was a recreation drone, among the same type that are flown on the National Mall across the street from the president's home.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau28 Jan. 15 01:25
  • FCC Chair calls for 'just and reasonable' rules for broadband

    LAS VEGAS --- FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler on Wednesday called for an open Internet that protects innovators and consumers while also making sure Internet service providers (ISPs) retain economic incentives to continue building better networks.

    Written by Matt Hamblen08 Jan. 15 12:59
  • Apple's bankrupt sapphire supplier petitions to pay $3.7M in bonuses

    GT Advanced Technologies, the New Hampshire company now in bankruptcy after a deal to supply Apple with sapphire flopped, has asked a federal judge to approve a plan that would pay senior executives and other employees $3.7 million in bonuses, according to court documents.

    Written by Gregg Keizer03 Jan. 15 01:18
  • Alleged tech support scammers come up with all kinds of alibis to counter complaints

    Companies sued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Microsoft for allegedly defrauding consumers with worthless Windows technical support have spun tales involving flakey Internet connections, it's-not-us-it's-scammers, new management software and unanswered emails to counter hundreds of consumer complaints this year, Better Business Bureau (BBB) records showed.

    Written by Gregg Keizer31 Dec. 14 01:07
  • FCC seeks fiber-optic delay data from AT&T

    The Federal Communications Commission on Friday formally requested that AT&T provide all documents and data related to its planned fiber-optic cable buildouts nationwide.

    Written by Matt Hamblen18 Nov. 14 00:10
  • Computer scientists say meme research doesn't threaten free speech

    In a letter to lawmakers Tuesday, five of the nation's top computing research organizations defended a research grant to study how information goes viral. The groups were responding to claims that the government-funded effort could help create a 1984-type surveillance state.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau06 Nov. 14 01:06
  • Fugitive Pirate Bay co-founder arrested in Thailand

    A co-founder of the Pirate Bay file-sharing service who had fled from Swedish authorities was nabbed at the border between Thailand and Laos, according to local news reports Tuesday.

    Written by Gregg Keizer05 Nov. 14 07:45