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This mini drone can be a soldier's eyes

The lightweight drone can be easily deployed to scope out a potentially hostile environment without putting soldiers in danger.

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IT worker who trained H-1B-holding replacement to run for Congress

Craig Diangelo moves from silence on IT outsourcing issue to activism -- and politics

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FCC hit with DDoS attacks after John Oliver takes on net neutrality -- again

The agency's website slowed to a crawl late Sunday and early Monday

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How to prevent your data from being searched at the US border

Travelers concerned about their privacy can take steps to protect their data when they enter the United States

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FCC chief guts net neutrality under the banner of 'freedom'

FCC head Ajit Pai spins a tale where net neutrality rules ruined the internet, and he's the savior who will set it free

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Google becomes first foreign internet company to launch service in Cuba

The powering on of Google caching servers follows a deal signed last year

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FCC chairman plans to 'reverse the mistake' of net neutrality

The FCC will begin a process to repeal the agency's 2015 regulations in May

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FAQ: The real impact of Trump’s H-1B executive order

There may not be a will in Congress to enact much real H-1B-related change anytime soon

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FCC chairman to announce plans to repeal net neutrality

Pai is expected to announce plans to repeal the agency's 2015 net neutrality rules on Wednesday

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FCC ends price caps on many business data lines

The move to deregulate business data services could lead to price hikes for small businesses, critics say

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Trump's H-1B executive order is PR, not policy

President Trump scores a photo op, but the real fight over H-1B visas has yet to begin

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Trump's cybersecurity mystery: 90 days in, where's the plan?

An executive order was shelved without explanation, and a promised cybersecurity report hasn't materialized

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Microsoft patches most NSA Windows exploits, but vulnerabilities remain

Older versions, like Windows XP and Server 2003, are almost certainly open to attacks and will stay that way

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Microsoft: Past patches address leaked NSA exploits

The patches -- one of which was issued last month -- address the exploits found in the Shadow Brokers leak

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Leaked NSA exploits plant a bull's-eye on Windows Server

A hacking group leaked spying tools that can target older versions of Windows

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FCC's deregulation of business data lines could mean a price hike

Small and medium-size businesses in the US could get hit with price increases of up to 25 percent, some critics say

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Only in the USA: ISPs get tax dollars to build weak broadband

Tennessee votes to give millions of taxpayer dollars to AT&T and Comcast rather than let municipal broadband expand at no taxpayer expense

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Boycott ISPs that abuse privacy, net neutrality

Enterprises should kick abusive ISPs to the curb—because the government surely won’t

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