News bites: White House may back FBI wiretap proposal

The White House may back an FBI proposal that would make it easier for authorities to wiretap people who communicate over the Internet, The New York Times reports.

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has been trying to find a way out of the company's Web search partnership with Microsoft, The Wall Street Journal says. and its sister website suffered cyberattacks on Tuesday, the federal news website reported.

Sprint shareholders will likely pressure SoftBank President Masayoshi Son to up his bid for the wireless carrier when they meet with him this week, according to Reuters.

Internet services in Syria are experiencing a blackout, the BBC reports.