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Extreme tech positions of the presidential candidates

How candidates see the government's role in science and tech and some tech implications of the 2016 contest

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TPP trade pact spreads SOPA-like censorship worldwide

The deal could dramatically expand copyright enforcement to hinder access to information and stifle free expression on the Web

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Microsoft to follow Amazon into UK with cloud hosting service

Microsoft will open its own data center hosting Office 365 and Azure services in the UK next year

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What to do for privacy after Safe Harbor? Syncplicity has an idea

The cloud storage and collaboration company will let customers make sure European data stays in Europe

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Sen. Ted Cruz changes his tone on H-1Bs

GOP presidential candidates may be downshifting on unabashed support for the visa program

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Amazon will open London data center by early 2017

AWS plans to offer its third location for Europeans worried about where their data is stored


US must make next move on Safe Harbor

The European Union expects the U.S. to make the next move in negotiating a replacement for the Safe Harbor Agreement.

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EU tells US it must make next move on new Safe Harbor deal

Replacing the now-defunct Safe Harbor agreement is urgent, and the US must make the next move in negotiating a new framework for data transfers

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Internet freedom based on the First Amendment is unattainable

The European approach to the "right to be forgotten" laws shows the danger of seeking to globalize a local information ordinance


Microsoft Surface Book, EU Safe Harbor, Twitter CEO - The Wrap

Microsoft's Surface Book turns heads, EU invalidates Safe Harbor and Jack Dorsey is Twitter's new CEO. Follow host Nick Barber on Twitter @nickjb.

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Weak security? Get ready to pay up

U.S. courts are becoming more willing to punish organizations for not doing more to stop data breaches

Groups urge Obama to oppose cyber threat sharing bills

They say the Senate's CISA cyber threat information sharing bill would allow businesses to share too much information

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In Scott Walker's state, Democrats seek outsourcing penalties

Proposed Wisconsin anti-outsourcing legislation could shed light on Walker's views, if the bill makes it to his desk

Google slams proposed export controls on security tools

Says controls on exporting hacking tools are 'dangerously broad and vague' and would hurt the security research community

FBI, DOJ want companies to back off end-to-end encryption

The agencies want tech vendors to retain access to encrypted data to comply with court-ordered warrants

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Encryption backdoors: A bad idea then, a bad idea now

A research paper authored by encryption and computer security experts savages renewed government attempts to make encryption more law-enforcement friendly

Privacy group files FTC complaint to push Google to extend 'right to be forgotten' to U.S.

Consumer Watchdog says Google engages in unfair business practices by not offering U.S. residents the service

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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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