The big Internet companies have a “social responsibility” to act on terrorist material posted online, British Prime Minister David Cameron has said. It comes after a report into Fusilier Lee Rigby’s murder found one of his killers spoke online about murdering a soldier five months before the attack.

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An initiative from the Italian government — occupying the six-month rotating presidency of the European Union — could substantially weaken proposed rules that would uphold net neutrality in Europe, according to a document seen by Real Time Brussels. The net-neutrality rules are part of wider proposals covering the EU telecoms sector.

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The number of lawsuits facing Home Depot from its data breach has risen to at least 44, the company reported. In its third quarter report, The Home Depot Inc. gave investors an outline of the tsunami of litigation that’s rolling toward the home improvement giant related to the data breach.

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The United States voiced concern over a draft plan by two EU lawmakers to break up Google Inc., saying politicians should not influence the EU’s antitrust inquiry into the world’s most popular Internet search engine. The U.S. Mission to the European Union said in an email it “noted with concern” the call for competition regulators to consider splitting search engines from other Internet services.

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    Sony Pictures Entertainment was hit by hackers and the company told employees to turn off their computers and disable Wi-Fi as a result, reports say. The hackers appeared to be holding the company hostage and demanded that the company obey them or they would release presumably private data.

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