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AP Top Technology News At 3:33 p.m. EST

Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Internet activists declared victory over the nation's big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband service to prevent companies like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic....

Facebook adds new gender option for users: fill in the blank
Facebook users who don't fit any of the 58 gender identity options offered by the social media giant are now being given a rather big 59th option: fill in the blank....

Google looks for more revenue from ads in Android app store
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) -- Google will start showing ads in its online store for mobile apps and entertainment as the Internet search leader strives to bring in more revenue from smartphones and tablets....

Vandalism in Arizona shows the Internet's vulnerability
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Computers, cellphones and landlines in Arizona were knocked out of service for hours, ATMs stopped working, 911 systems were disrupted and businesses were unable to process credit card transactions - all because vandals sliced through a fiber-optic Internet cable buried in the rocky desert....

IBM outlines plan to revamp business for investors
NEW YORK (AP) -- IBM's CEO says the company's plan to revamp its business to shift away from hardware and focus on business analytics, cloud computing, mobile services and security is on track....

Judge orders suspension of WhatsApp in Brazil
SAO PAULO (AP) -- A judge says he has ordered the suspension of the globally popular instant messaging system WhatsApp across Brazil because it has allegedly failed to help in an investigation....

Nickelodeon debuts mobile service Noggin for the pre-K set
NEW YORK (AP) -- Nickelodeon is creating brand-new content and resurrecting old shows for a mobile subscription service aimed at preschoolers....

HAL wins: Computer program bests humans at `Space Invaders'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Computers already have bested human champions in "Jeopardy!" and chess, but artificial intelligence now has gone to master an entirely new level: "Space Invaders."...

Q&A: 'Modern Family' producer talks episode shot with iPhone
NEW YORK (AP) -- For this week's "Modern Family," producers put down their expensive professional cameras and shot the episode with iPhones and other Apple devices. Seen through the eyes of character Claire Dunphy as she uses a Mac laptop, characters only appear on her computer's FaceTime video-calling app....

Motorola aims new phone at first-time smartphone buyers
NEW YORK (AP) -- Motorola is updating its low-cost smartphone, the Moto E, as it targets first-time smartphone buyers worldwide....

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UN free speech expert praises US net neutrality decision

'House of Cards' dealt Netflix a winning hand

Sweden's Ericsson sues Apple in patent dispute

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Stock market shrugs off net neutrality vote

Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers

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