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  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EST

    Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov shot and killed in Moscow; was Putin critic MOSCOW (AP) — Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down Saturday…

  • News Guide: What the FCC’s ‘net neutrality’ vote means

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Internet activists scored a major victory after the Federal Communications Commission agreed to rules that would ban service providers from creating Internet fast lanes. What “net neutrality” means and what is likely…

  • Va. consumer bills addressing social media, email accounts advance

    WASHINGTON – Social media and email accounts are in for some changes in Virginia, including new protections for workers applying for jobs or who want to keep their activity secret from their employers. The General…

  • Sweden’s Ericsson sues Apple in patent dispute

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Wireless equipment maker Ericsson is suing Apple for alleged patent infringement. The Swedish company said Friday it has filed two complaints with the International Trade Commission and seven complaints with a federal…

  • Lawsuits keep alive scandals surrounding ex-governor

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s former first lady, Cylvia Hayes — at the center of an ethics scandal that forced the resignation of Gov. John Kitzhaber — has launched a legal fight to keep her…

  • Australian laws on storing phone, Internet records to change

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A parliamentary committee on Friday recommended a major rewrite of draft laws that would force Australian telcos and Internet providers to store customers’ personal data for the convenience of law enforcement…

  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Update on the latest business

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Stocks mixed NEW YORK (AP) — The major U.S. stock indexes have been drifting between small gains and losses today. Traders are looking over reports on unemployment benefit claims, consumer prices and orders…

  • Barnes & Noble to keep Nook digital business after all

    NEW YORK (AP) — Barnes & Noble is keeping its Nook Media digital business after all. The bookseller had planned to combine Nook and its college bookstores into a single company separate from its retail…

  • Data Doctors: What to consider before cutting your cable cord

    WASHINGTON — A fed-up cable and Internet consumer recently wrote Data Doctors’ Ken Colburn to ask for his advice on “cutting the cord.” I am currently fed up with my Internet and cable provider. I…

  • Pakistan tightens cellphone control after Taliban massacre

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Almost every Pakistani citizen has a cellphone, but from now on, Big Brother is checking to make sure their name, number and fingerprints are on record. The measures are meant to tighten…

  • Outage cuts Internet, phone service across northern Arizona

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — People across northern Arizona couldn’t use the Internet, their cellphones or landlines for several hours Wednesday after someone vandalized a fiber-optic line that brings communications to a large part of the…

  • Google releases work tools designed for Android phones

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is releasing a set of tools designed for businesses and employees who want to get work done on Android-powered smartphones, setting up a skirmish on another key front of mobile…