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New bill in Congress would invalidate FCC's Net neutrality rules

The 'resolution of disapproval' legislation allows expedited action in Congress as it cannot be amended of filibustered

FCC Net neutrality rules published to Federal Register

Publication of the FCC's new rules is expected to trigger lawsuits from broadband providers


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10 U.S. senators seek investigation into H-1B-driven layoffs

Ten U.S. senators, representing the political spectrum, are seeking a federal investigation into displacement of IT workers by H-1B using contractors.

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No joke: How to decode the John Oliver-Edward Snowden interview

The comedian's interview with Edward Snowden delivers a primer on government surveillance programs -- and explains why it matters

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Washington is coming for your personal data

Little-noticed change to judicial rules gives the FBI greater powers to conduct remote searches, and the 'zombie bill' CISA is on the fast track to a Senate vote

Tech groups renew push for cloud, email privacy protections

Backers of electronic privacy reform want Congress to give greater protections from police searches to documents stored in the cloud

The FCC's Net neutrality rules: What we know so far

The full rules may not be published for weeks, but Net neutrality will prohibit blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization

Restrictions on H-1B visas called 'protectionist'

Sen. Orrin Hatch wants to raise the H-1B cap from 65,000 to 195,000 and eliminate the cap on people who earn advanced STEM degrees

Republican bill would overturn FCC municipal broadband decision

The new legislation would prevent the agency from moving forward with its decision to preempt state laws restricting city broadband

Samsung faces complaint to FTC over Smart TV 'surveillance'

The Electronic Privacy Information Center has requested the investigation

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Patent trolls are on the run, but not vanquished yet

Strong legislation that will weaken the ability of the trolls to shake down innovators is likely to pass Congress, but more should be done

DHS to allow H-1B spouses to work in U.S.

The agency will begin taking employment applications from H-4 visa holders in late May

Republican FCCers call for delay in Net neutrality vote

But Chairman Wheeler says 'it's time to act,' and intends to move forward with Thursday's meeting

Republican lawmakers investigate White House Net neutrality push

Republicans want to know whether the Obama administration influenced the FCC's proposal

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Muni broadband providers clash over Title II Net neutrality reforms

Group of 43 towns argues nay, but UC2B contends broadband is as much a utility as electricity

Privacy groups want investigation of big data acquisitions

The regulatory agency should conduct stricter reviews before granting approval to big data deals, four groups say

Lawmakers question White House influence on FCC's Net neutrality turnaround

The House oversight committee asks whether Obama improperly steered Wheeler toward a tougher stance

Lawmakers call for investigation of Verizon supercookies

Senators may push for legislation to address the hard-to-defeat tracking cookies on Verizon mobile subscribers' phones

U.S. lawmakers try again to curb abusive patent lawsuits

The Innovation Act attempts to reduce patent lawsuits by so-called trolls

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Net neutrality forever? Not if the lawyers can stop it

FCC proposes no regulation of rates, no new tariffs, and no unbundling; telecoms are horrified by the burdensome regulation

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