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FBI probes DNC hack as suspicions of Russian involvement widen

Russia's involvement in trying to influence a US presidential election would be a 'watershed moment' in cyberespionage, a security expert said

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Trump: At odds with both tech industry and GOP platform

Technology provisions in the GOP platform extend an olive branch to an industry stung by Trump's antagonism

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Feds shut down tech support scammers, freeze assets

Scammers duped consumers out of millions using pop-up messages generated in search results on PCs and Macs

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Google says government requests for user data at all-time high

In the second half of 2015, U.S. government agencies made more than 40,000 requests for access to user data

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The FBI is using outdated IT to foil FOIA requests, lawsuit alleges

Its searches for documents often fail 'by design,' an MIT researcher says

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U.S. pumps $400 million into next-generation wireless research

A new federal initiative seeks to spark 5G mobile services and the internet of things

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FCC hails 'monumental' vote opening new spectrum for 5G and IoT

The U.S. is the first nation to set aside spectrum for 5G services

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Microsoft wins appeal over US government access to emails held overseas

The decision has broad implications for tech companies and consumer privacy

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Big data and elections: The candidates know you better than you know them

Most political campaigns emphasize providing information about a candidate to voters. But in the era of big data, they are also collecting information about voters – with little or no control, consent, or security

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FAQ: What the FCC’s 5G vote will mean

Thursday's vote will identify and open new high frequency bands for the next big jump in mobile data capabilities

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Feds to hire 3,500 cybersecurity pros by year's end

The U.S. government is trying to improve the recruiting and retention of cybersecurity pros and has already filled 3,000 security positions since Oct. 1

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EU prepares to raise Privacy Shield over data transfers to US

US has given written assurance that it has ruled out indiscriminate mass surveillance of European citizens' data

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Anti-terror efforts clash with internet as a 'human right'

Recent activities to censor or switch off internet access demonstrate that issues surrounding free speech are never clear-cut

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FBI faults Clinton's personal email system, but doesn't recommend prosecution

Basic data security methods weren't followed, and it's impossible to rule out hacking, the FBI says

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Scrutiny of Google's tax liabilities intensifies with Spanish raid

Google is under investigation by tax authorities in Spain and France, and has recently made deals with UK and Italian authorities over back taxes

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Run, don't walk, from China's Big Brother law

Web and cloud companies are especially targeted by a law that gives the government access to and control over user and business data

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Clinton’s tech plan defers student loans for risk takers

The proposal, aimed at millennials, seeks to make it easier for recent college graduates to form startups

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Clinton wants to ‘staple’ green cards on STEM grads' diplomas

The move, part of a larger tech agenda, means advanced degree grads would have an immigration path

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