AT&T halts replacements of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones

US telecommunications company AT&T announced Sunday it would halt exchanges of recalled Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones pending investigations that the new versions could still have fire-prone batteries.

UK surveillance law overhaul sparks privacy row

Britain's security services and police would have their right to trawl in bulk for online data boosted under a proposed new law to recast surveillance powers published Tuesday.

Lawmakers say UK's draft online spying law needs changes

The British government is under pressure to amend a contentious Internet surveillance bill after a parliamentary committee said plans to make service providers retain all users' data have not been adequately thought through.

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