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FCC faces seventh Net neutrality lawsuit

CenturyLink becomes the latest organization to challenge the agency's Feb. 26 rules

FCC moves toward 'historic' spectrum sharing plan

Commissioners vote to open up 3.5GHz spectrum band to commercial use in the coming years


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Net neutrality wars: Telcos battle back

An avalanche of lawsuits protesting reclassification of broadband as a common carrier hits the FCC

Six Net neutrality lawsuits: What are the complaints about?

The lawsuits from two ISPs and four trade groups focus on violations of administrative process, constitutional questions

Proving Google's abuse could be difficult for the EU

A multibillion dollar fine imposed on Google is unlikely, one antitrust expert said

EU hits Google with antitrust charges, starts investigation into Android

The bundling of apps with Android is one of the practices that the European Commission is examining in its new investigation

Four new lawsuits challenge FCC's Net neutrality rules

The agency is now facing six legal challenges from four trade groups and two ISPs

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U.S. gets 233,000 H-1B petitions, a new record

The 233,000 petitioners -- almost three times the number of available visas -- will be entered in a visa lottery

New bill in Congress would invalidate FCC's Net neutrality rules

The 'resolution of disapproval' legislation allows expedited action in Congress as it cannot be amended of filibustered

FCC Net neutrality rules published to Federal Register

Publication of the FCC's new rules is expected to trigger lawsuits from broadband providers

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10 U.S. senators seek investigation into H-1B-driven layoffs

Ten U.S. senators, representing the political spectrum, are seeking a federal investigation into displacement of IT workers by H-1B using contractors.

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No joke: How to decode the John Oliver-Edward Snowden interview

The comedian's interview with Edward Snowden delivers a primer on government surveillance programs -- and explains why it matters

The cloud scores NIH approval for gene research

Researchers' outcry convinced the federal medical research agency to reverse course and let them take advantage of the cloud

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H-1B cap is reached with 'high number' of visa requests

A lottery will again be used to distribute the H-1B visas

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Video: John Oliver gives us the Edward Snowden interview we need

The HBO host went to Russia to sit down with Edward Snowden for a frank and funny discussion of the surveillance state and the Patriot Act

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Washington launches a war of words on cyber security

Sticks and stones may break your bones, but apparently, executive orders may thwart cyber attacks -- at least according to the government

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Making certain the cyber-attack cure doesn't kill the patient

Cyber-attacks are accelerating and having a real economic impact. What can Washington do to help cure our cyber-attack epidemic? In the fast-moving world of information security, government technology mandates don’t work, but there...

Obama authorizes sanctions against hackers

The sanctions will help the U.S. go after overseas attackers when foreign governments can't step in

Indiana protest over religious freedom law

Indiana law is fast having ‘definite negative impact’ on tech

As it loses sponsors, organizers of the Indy Big Data event want lawmakers to change the new 'religious freedom' law

FCC will vote next month on plan to share valuable 3.5GHz spectrum

Mobile service providers and consumers would get access to a fat frequency band used mostly by government today

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