News bites: Twitter sets shares between $17 and $20 for IPO

For its IPO, Twitter has set a price range for its shares between $17 and $20, The Associated Press reports.

After recent allegations about U.S. surveillance of German communications, Germany's state-backed telecom is saying it wants to block users from accessing foreign servers that are susceptible to foreign surveillance, Reuters reports.

To better compete with Netflix, Comcast is set to launch a new subscription plan that will give customers basic TV channels, Internet access and HBO, according to DLSReports.

Senate Commerce Chairman Jay RockefellerJay RockefellerObama to preserve torture report in presidential papers Lobbying world Overnight Tech: Senators place holds on FCC commissioner MORE (D-W.Va.) continues his investigation in data brokers by asking one firm, Experian, about reports that it sold consumer data to an identity theft firm, The New York Times reports.