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H1-B Visa Abuse

Increasingly, U.S. IT workers are alleging discrimination

Charges of discrimination by national origin challenge the ways H-1B visas are being used

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The FTC is wrong about antitrust fears over Android

Microsoft can't develop a successful mobile operating system, so it's making a crybaby case against Google

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Europe working with everyone except US on what 5G mobile technology should be

The EU has signed agreements with China, Japan, and South Korea to work together to define 5G. Will the U.S. join them?

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U.S., China reach 'common understanding' on cyber attacks

No one expected sanctions or an actual cyber security truce, but as agreements go, this one is as toothless as it gets


Marines test Spot the robot

Spot the robot might one day help troops avoid dangerous situations.

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US antitrust authorities could follow EU in investigating Google's Android deals

A joint DOJ-FTC investigation of Google's Android licensing deals may be in the offing

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Where the candidates stand on Net neutrality

The 2016 presidential election will surely determine the fate of the FCC's new regulations. What do the candidates have to say about the issue?

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What to expect in the US-China cyber treaty

After weeks of meetings, the U.S. and China appear to be on the verge of an historic first agreement on hacking and cyber espionage, but what might a deal actually accomplish?


Verizon service in Cuba, Facebook spherical video, military robots - The Wrap

Verizon will extend roaming service to Cuba, Facebook debuts spherical 360-degree video and the US Marines test out a robot.

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Privacy group calls for a boycott of tech companies supporting CISA

An activist group is on a quixotic campaign to punish tech companies who support the controversial information-sharing bill


Only a moon shot can fix government IT

Instead of lurching from crisis to crisis, it’s time to euthanize our geriatric federal IT and start over

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OPM breach nets another 4.5 million stolen fingerprints

The fingerprints of 5.6 million people have been stolen as a result of hackers penetrating the computer systems of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management earlier this year.

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U.S. protection of Europeans' personal data is inadequate, says EU court official

The Advocate General's opinion could spell disruption for U.S. companies such as Facebook and Google processing Europeans' personal data

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Congress set to make the H-1B visa less costly for India

A $2,000 H-1B fee aimed at India offshoring firms that undercut U.S. wages will soon expire -- and Congress is making no effort to extend it

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CSOs aren't waiting for cyber sharing legislation

Security execs say sharing threat information is useful -- and they're already doing it. Legislating it, some say, could get in the way

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Memo to Carly Fiorina: HP is shifting more work offshore

HP plans to reduce its workforce in high-cost locations to 40 percent of overall employment

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American ingenuity: Why the U.S. has the best hackers

The United States is No. 1 at hacking, mainly because we're always pushing the limits of what can be done. The proof? U.S. hackers seldom get caught

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Michigan sues HP over $49 million project that's still not done after 10 years

State employees are stuck using a legacy system from the 1960s, Michigan says

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