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German government says it backs 'open and free internet'

BERLIN (AP) — The German government says it backs an "open and free internet" following the U.S. decision to repeal net neutrality rules.

Posted on 15 December 2017 | 2:54 am

Germany extends facial recognition test at rail station

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top security official is extending tests of automatic facial recognition technology after an initial six-month trial showed the system had a good success rate.

Posted on 15 December 2017 | 2:38 am

US prosecutors move to cash in on $8.5M in seized bitcoin

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. attorneys in Utah prosecuting a multimillion-dollar opioid drug-ring are moving quickly to sell seized bitcoin that's exploded in value to about $8.5 million since the alleged ringleader's arrest a year ago.

Posted on 14 December 2017 | 8:39 pm

Disney buying much of Fox, will help it compete with Netflix

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney is buying a large part of Fox, including its movie and television studios, for about $52.4 billion, as the home of Mickey Mouse tries to meet competition from technology companies in the entertainment business.

Posted on 14 December 2017 | 12:19 pm

AP Explains: What is net neutrality and why does it matter?

NEW YORK (AP) — "Net neutrality" regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping block. On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission plans to vote on a proposal that would not only undo the Obama-era rules that have been in place since 2015, but will forbid states to put anything similar in place.

Posted on 14 December 2017 | 8:11 am