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Tech Companies Write Congress Begging For Surveillance Reform

A day after the Washington Post reported that the NSA has infiltrated the links between Yahoo’s and Google’s data centers where data travels unencrypted, six tech heavyweights wrote a letter to Congress begging for surveillance reform. Apple, Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, Facebook and AOL signed their …

Republicans Must Engage the Tough Politics of Illegal Immigration

If conservative Republicans like Rubio and Ayotte don’t help to shape the immigration bill, that change will be left to the liberals, writes Stuart …

'The Last of Us' Has The Biggest Launch Of The Year With 1.3M Sold

We can talk about the review scores and the ending all we want, but there’s one more aspect of The Last of Us that we should be highlighting here. It’s the biggest game of the year so far, selling 1.3M copies in its first week, besting BioShock Infinite’s 1.16M sales over the same period, though …

Immigration bill passes Senate hurdle but Obama effort angers some

Efforts to bring 11 million undocumented immigrants out of the legal shadows cleared their biggest congressional hurdle yet on Tuesday, with an …

NSA scandal: Microsoft and Twitter join calls to disclose data requests

Microsoft and Twitter have joined calls by Google and Facebook to be able to publish more detail about how many secret requests they receive to hand …

EA denies lobbying for Xbox One used game restrictions, calls Online Pass program a mistake

Electronic Arts COO Peter Moore has said the company made no attempt to push Microsoft and Sony into implementing restrictions on used games in their next-generation consoles. "EA did not aggressively lobby for the platform holders to put some gating function in there to allow or disallow used …

Here’s how cable will hit gigabit speeds and create a tricky business problem in the process

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: NCTA<p>The Cable Show began on Monday, and as the industry executives gathered in Washington D.C. they faced two big …