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IRS Gets $15 Million to Make Free E-Filing Easier

The Internal Revenue Service has received $15 million as part of the Inflation Reduction Act to help Americans e-file easier.

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The FCC Finally Has Accurate Broadband Maps

The Federal Communications Commission has achieved its first milestone toward collecting accurate data regarding broadband in the US.

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UK’s Competition Authority Challenges Microsoft’s Activision Deal

Microsoft’s plans to purchase Activision Blizzard are facing pushback, with the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) challenging the deal.

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FTC Targets ‘Corporate Surveillance’ and ‘Data Security’

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is targeting “corporate surveillance,” wherein companies profit from the data they collect on consumers.

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Microsoft Admits Sony PlayStation Outsells Xbox Two-to-One

No company likes to admit its competitor has a leg up, but Microsoft did just that in an effort to avoid antitrust issues.

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Google Fiber Resumes Expansion After Nearly Six Years

Google is once again expanding its Google Fiber internet service nearly six years after pausing additional rollouts.

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Pearson Wants to Use NFTs to Make Money on Secondary Book Sales

Publisher Pearson wants to tap into NFTs to make money off of secondary sales of textbooks.

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Net Neutrality Bill Introduced in US Congress

Lawmakers are looking to revive net neutrality, introducing a bill that would make it law rather than relying on a US agency’s regulatory authority.

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Amazon’s Ring and Google Nest Give Footage to Police Without Warrants

Amazon’s Ring and Google Nest devices are popular home security options, but users may want to look elsewhere if privacy is a concern.

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FCC Targets Auto Warranty Robocall Scams

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is targeting auto warranty scam calls, ordering carriers to block them.

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Samsung May Spend Almost $200 Billion on 11 Texas Plants

Samsung may be looking to significantly ramp up its chip production, with a possible $200 billion investment in 11 Texas plants.

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FCC Chairwoman Wants to Significantly Raise US Broadband Minimums

FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel wants to significantly raise US broadband minimums with gigabit speeds as the long-term goal.

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Netflix Taps Microsoft to Help It Roll Out an Ad-Supported Tier

Netflix is moving forward with its plans for an ad-supported tier, tapping Microsoft to help it develop the necessary infrastructure.

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UK Launches Competition Probe of Microsoft’s Activision Acquisition

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched a probe into Microsoft’s plans to purchase Activision Blizzard.

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Siemens Buys Brightly Software for $1.575 billion

German firm Siemens is buying US software company Brightly Software for $1.575 billion to accelerate its software business.

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Report: American Innovation and Choice Online Act Will Drive Inflation

A new report by Committee to Unleash Prosperity economists says an antitrust bill making its way through Congress “will make inflation worse.”

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5G Subscriptions Will Pass 1 Billion in 2022

The latest Ericsson Mobility Report is out and has good news for 5G adoption, projecting the market will pass 1 billion subscribers in 2022.

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Lawmakers Demands Answers From Inuit Over ‘Free File Scams’

Lawmakers have written a letter to Intuit CEO Sasan K. Goodarzi demanding answers over what she calls the company’s “Free File scams.”

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EU Court Deals Another Blow to Mass Phone Data Collection

The Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ) has ruled member states cannot indiscriminately retain mass phone data to prevent crime.

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Lawmakers Move to Limit Surveillance Gag Orders

A bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced legislation to prevent US agencies from using gag orders to hide domestic surveillance indefinitely.