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Global economic/technology prospects: China and the United States of America

A new version of the sophisticated Duqu malware is used for spying

Researchers find many more modules of Regin spying tool

Researchers from Symantec found 49 new modules for the sophisticated malware program many believe is used by the NSA

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Twitter shuts down apps for deleted tweets, gives politicians new control

Twitter said the apps, Diplotwoops and Politwoops, violated its developer policies

Court: FTC can take action against companies with sloppy cyber security

Hotel chain Wyndham had challenged the FTC's authority to mandate cyber security standards

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Chinese spies target US intellectual property

The U.S. economy is losing hundreds of billons of dollars each year to economic espionage, mainly from China, due to a ‘stupefying’ lack of security

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Brace yourself: SOPA set to strike again

An obscure case involving dental aligners could have huge implications for the free flow of data across the global Web

Donald Trump

Why Trump believes his H-1B plan is serious

The GOP candidate's ideas for the visa program have been espoused by others

US end of oversight of ICANN delayed to late next year

The Department of Commerce said the global Internet stakeholder community has work to finish

Twitter sees surge in government requests for account information

Twitter has expanded its latest Transparency Report to include information on trademark notices and email providers' privacy practices

Tech industry objects to terrorist activity reporting section in U.S. legislation

Industry groups have asked the Senate to delete the section which requires them to report vaguely defined terrorist activity

DHS warns about privacy implications of cybersecurity bill

The bill under consideration of the Senate has been criticized by privacy groups

Obama rolls out initiative to boost U.S. supercomputer capability

National Strategic Computing Initiative will involve government agencies, academia, and the private sector to develop a computer that operates at 1,000 petaflops

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Despite H-1B lottery, offshore firms dominate visa use

An H-1B lottery arms race may be in progress, as offshore outsourcers with ties to India once again snapped up tens of thousands of skilled-worker visas

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How should the U.S. respond to state-sponsored cyber attacks?

A new poll suggests the general public views the growing threats from nation-states as significant, but they may be off base in terms of their prescriptions for how to respond

Groups urge Obama to oppose cyber threat sharing bills

They say the Senate's CISA cyber threat information sharing bill would allow businesses to share too much information

There's more to municipal broadband than public funding, says report

City funding of entire networks is just one option for local officials looking to improve broadband networks, a report says

Facebook, Amazon, Apple pick up spending on lobbying

But Google still outstrips other key tech companies, spending $4.62 million on lobbying in the second quarter

Gov. Scott Walker

In Scott Walker's state, Democrats seek outsourcing penalties

Proposed Wisconsin anti-outsourcing legislation could shed light on Walker's views, if the bill makes it to his desk

Google slams proposed export controls on security tools

Says controls on exporting hacking tools are 'dangerously broad and vague' and would hurt the security research community

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