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A California backlash rises over foreign IT worker replacements

State lawmakers want to use regulatory power to keep utilities from offshoring jobs and ask feds for broader investigation

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Compromised encryption is a threat to national security

The administration is floating a trial balloon suggesting that national security requires giving up the protection provided by strong encryption. This approach gets the issue wrong. When the situation calls for encryption, using...

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Sad day for developers: SCOTUS denies Google's appeal on APIs

Supreme Court's decision is bad news for developers targeting the U.S. market, who will now have to avoid any API not explicitly licensed as open

Supreme Court denies Google request in Java infringement case

In a huge victory,Oracle can charge licensing fees for Java on Android after the court's decision

FCC's Wheeler defends Net neutrality rules, discounts investment fears

Several broadband providers have announced expansions since the FCC passed the regulations, Wheeler says

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IT workers replaced by foreign labor may regain federal benefit

Southern California Edison workers may have been among the last to qualify under Trade Adjustment Assistance

FCC to fine AT&T $100 million over 'unlimited' data plans

The government says AT&T should have made throttling clearer to customers

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White House orders rapid cybersecurity fixes

Agencies were told to scan systems and check logs for indicators of threats, patch critical vulnerabilities "without delay," as well as tighten policies and practices for privileged users

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Labor Dept. plans H-1B probe -- one that could have an impact

The department will investigate IT offshoring at Southern California Edison

4 things to watch for with Net neutrality rules in effect

With the rules now enforced, watch for possible complaints about Net neutrality violations

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Sneak attack! Congress' plan to kill Net neutrality

Buried in a must-pass House appropriations bill are riders that would prohibit the FCC from enforcing rules protecting an open Internet

Appeals court denies requests to delay Net neutrality rules

The FCC's Net neutrality rules go into effect Friday, as scheduled

Two years after Snowden leaks, U.S. tech firms still feel the backlash

Continued pressure for data localization laws will hurt tech vendors, trade groups say

Tech industry redoubles efforts to fight US gov't encryption backdoors

Allowing encryption workarounds would give other governments cause to do the same, tech industry groups warned

US wants to collect bulk call records for six more months

The Department of Justice has filed for permission to the FISA court, to allow for 'an orderly transition period'

Trade treaty negotiations can remain secret, EU court rules

Leaks are becoming increasingly important to finding how trade negotiations will affect e-commerce, copyrights, and online privacy

Senate committee approves bill targeting patent trolls

The legislation aims to protect businesses from abusive patent lawsuits

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Don't fall for the USA 'Freedom' Act

The mainstream media has celebrated the USA Freedom Act as a victory for civil liberty. It couldn't be further from the truth

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