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Congress wants to open up vast troves of federal airwaves for your cell phone. The Post reports: “New legislation would offer federal agencies money in exchange for their wireless spectrum.”

FTC denies report that agency ignored staff recommendation on Google. "Three Federal Trade Commission members denied media reports that the agency essentially ignored a staff recommendation to sue Google during its 2012 investigation of the search giant’s practices,” Re/code reports.

Congressman to FCC: 'You're playing God with the Internet' The Post writes: "It was a fairly sleepy congressional hearing, the last in a two-week marathon of appearances by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler before lawmakers to defend his agency's net neutrality rules. But then Louie Gohmert chimed in.”

EU: Don’t use Facebook if you want to keep the NSA away from your data. "The European Commission admitted that the U.S.-E.U. Safe Harbor framework for transatlantic data transfers does not adequately protect EU citizens' data from US spying,” Ars Technica reports.

FTC rules against Napster co-founder in case. "The site,, said users could pay a $30 membership fee to have negative comments beneath their profiles altered or removed, but seldom made those changes even after the fee was paid."

On Our Radar:

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TRACK: A new, non-binding resolution proposed by Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) on net neutrality and obtained by National Journal.

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