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China's next five-year plan offers clues about cyber security targets

Is your industry next in line to be targeted by China's government-sponsored hackers?

White House education plan leaves H-1B visa critics flabbergasted

President Obama’s $4 billion computer science initiative will get funding from India's top offshore outsourcers

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A tech policy agenda for an uncertain political future

The top tech priorities for Congress and President Obama this year should be fostering data-driven innovation and the Internet of Things, increasing digital trade and passing the TPP, fighting patent litigation abuse and patent...

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Good news: True choice is emerging in broadband

Innovative projects in mesh networking, free public Wi-Fi, and a statewide open-access network could help subvert cable monopolies

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Judge gives breathing room to 34,000 foreign workers

The Optional Practical Training program, criticized as a back-door H-1B visa, gets 90-day reprieve to get its act together

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Why we must stand with Microsoft on data privacy

The U.S. government dangerously seeks access to cloud data anywhere. There's a better way that business should support instead

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U.S. Congress to federal agencies: You have two weeks to tally your backdoored Juniper kit

The House of Representatives wants to gauge the impact of the recent Juniper ScreenOS backdoors on government departments and agencies

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DARPA funds a program so computers can read thoughts

DARPA hopes to create a device that will convert brain signals into digital data

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No matter who wins in US vs. Microsoft, we all lose

As the U.S. government and Microsoft battle over access to cloud data, major implications await both users and corporations

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Major tech companies spent millions more on lobbying in 2015

Spending on lobbying increased, with Google ranked number one again among all tech companies

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Trump unleashes his anger about Apple and tech

Trump proposes increasing jobs via tariffs on manufactured imports and restricting the use of H-1B visas

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Congress eyes commission to tackle encryption debate

Bipartisan bill would create a national commission on security and technology to address the growing debate over privacy and security

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Congress to cable customers: Stop your whining

A new bill would strip the FCC of authority to investigate complaints about broadband providers and effectively gut Net neutrality

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US plans to spend $4B on self-driving car research

The U.S. Department of Transportation said Thursday that President Obama will ask for $4 billion in his budget for 10 years of research into self-driving cars and their safety.

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US patent grants slow in wake of Supreme Court business methods ruling

IT giants are no longer driving growth in U.S. patent grants

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White House to use social media to answer questions after tonight's Obama speech

Administration also joins Snapchat this week, offering behind-the-scenes look

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White House to meet Silicon Valley tech firms on combating radicalization

A team of senior White House officials plans to meet with Silicon Valley tech leaders on Friday to discuss ways the two can work together in combating radicalization and extremism.

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Microsoft, Google, Facebook to U.K.: Don't weaken encryption

Encryption is a ‘fundamental security tool’ important to the economy and safety of users, the companies say

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