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  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EST

    US regulators agree to ban on Internet providers from blocking or slowing web traffic WASHINGTON (AP) — Internet activists declared victory over the nation’s big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to…

  • FCC allows city-owned Internet providers to expand

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — People in small communities may get better, cheaper access to the Internet after the Federal Communications Commission ruled Thursday that city-owned broadband services can expand into areas overlooked by commercial providers.…

  • New York Daily News, tabloid NYC paper, may be up for sale

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Daily News may be up for sale. Mort Zuckerman, the owner and publisher of the New York City tabloid newspaper, sent a memo to employees on Thursday that…

  • Stock market shrugs off net neutrality vote

    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market largely shrugged off the Federal Communications Commission’s vote to impose tougher rules on broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T to prevent them from creating paid fast lanes…

  • Backers of ‘net neutrality’ hail FCC decision

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Internet activists are declaring victory today over the nation’s big cable companies. This, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose tough new rules on broadband providers like Comcast and Verizon, to…

  • Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Internet activists declared victory over the nation’s big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband service to prevent companies like Comcast, Verizon…

  • Vandalism in Arizona shows the Internet’s vulnerability

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Computers, cellphones and landlines in Arizona were knocked out of service for hours, ATMs stopped working, 911 systems were disrupted and businesses were unable to process credit card transactions — all…

  • 5 things to know about ‘net neutrality’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Netflix, Twitter and Internet activists have won. Big cable has lost. At least until the federal courts get involved, when everything could change. Five things you need to know about the Federal…

  • Feds spot third baby orca born recently to imperiled pods

    SEATTLE (AP) — U.S. scientists following endangered killer whales from a research vessel have spotted a baby orca off the coast of Washington state, the third birth documented this winter but still leaving the population…

  • Facebook adds new gender option for users: fill in the blank

    Facebook users who don’t fit any of the 58 gender identity options offered by the social media giant are now being given a rather big 59th option: fill in the blank. “Now, if you do…

  • Judge orders suspension of WhatsApp in Brazil

    SAO PAULO (AP) — A judge says he has ordered the suspension of the globally popular instant messaging system WhatsApp across Brazil because it has allegedly failed to help in an investigation. Judge Luiz de…

  • Group backs off plan to put fracking ban on Colorado ballot

    DENVER (AP) — An activist group on Thursday backed off its earlier announcement that it would to try to get a statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing on the Colorado ballot and said it would instead…

  • Google looks for more revenue from ads in Android app store

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google will start showing ads in its online store for mobile apps and entertainment as the Internet search leader strives to bring in more revenue from smartphones and tablets. The…

  • German consumer groups warns Facebook over data protection

    BERLIN (AP) — German consumer groups said Thursday they will file a lawsuit against Facebook unless the social network changes its terms of service. The Federation of German Consumer Organizations said it has sent a…

  • Tech stocks soaring again, but with stronger wings this time

    NEW YORK (AP) — Whenever you hear, “this time is different,” the wise move is usually to ignore it. But when it comes to technology stocks, which are flying at levels unseen since the dot-com…