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U.S. FCC chief plans to dump Obama-era 'net neutrality' policy

WASHINGTON The head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission unveiled plans on Tuesday to scrap landmark 2015 rules intended to ensure a free and open internet, moving to give broadband service providers sweeping power over what content consumers can access. | Video

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U.S. prosecutors charge Iranian in 'Game of Thrones' hack

U.S. prosecutors have charged an Iranian national with hacking into cable TV network HBO and stealing episodes and plot summaries for unaired programs including "Game of Thrones," then threatening to release the data unless he was paid $6 million.

Russia to act against Google if Sputnik, RT get lower search rankings: official

SAN FRANCISCO/MOSCOW The Kremlin will take action against Alphabet Inc's Google if articles from Russian news websites Sputnik and Russia Today are placed lower in search results, the Interfax news service cited Russia's chief media regulator as saying on Tuesday.

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U.S. commission recommends tariffs to curb Samsung, LG washer imports

WASHINGTON The U.S. International Trade Commission on Tuesday recommended tariffs to keep Samsung and LG from flooding the U.S. market with inexpensive washers, a step that would protect American appliance giant Whirlpool Corp.

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EU states resist move on digital tax for tech giants: drafts

BRUSSELS Some European Union members are resisting EU plans to raise the tax bill of tech multinationals, EU draft documents seen by Reuters show, in moves that are likely to cause a public outcry after several disclosures of corporate tax avoidance schemes.

1:59pm EST

Tencent's stellar share rally sees it surpass Facebook in market value

HONG KONG Tencent Holdings Ltd has racked up some impressive gains this week - becoming the first Chinese firm to be worth more than $500 billion and surpassing Facebook to be the world's fifth-most valuable company. | Video

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