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Lawmakers question DOJ's appeal of Microsoft Irish data case

The question of search warrants for foreign data is better addressed in Congress, the bipartisan group says

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Outsourced IT workers ask Feinstein for help, get form letter in return

Senator's response to University of California IT employees whose jobs are going to India didn't offer much hope

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FCC to vote on strict privacy rules for ISPs in late October

The regulations would require ISPs to get customer permission to use and share browsing histories and other personal information

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5 ways to improve voting security in the US

Voting officials can take several steps to improve security, even a couple that can still happen this year.

Election 2016 teaser - A hacker pulls back the curtain on United States election data

If the election is hacked, we may never know

Even if someone figures out that the voting machine firmware has been changed, the votes may need to be tossed

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Internet naming system not US property, says congressional watchdog

The GAO opinion could weaken some of the Republican opposition to the transfer of IANA functions

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H-1B bill advances in House -- as does anxiety about it

The House Judiciary Committee is set to vote on Wednesday on $100,000 wage minimum for H-1B-dependent firms

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4 reasons broadband data caps must die

Recent reports about wildly inaccurate usage meter readings bolster the case against cap overage fees


Ireland to Europe: No, Apple doesn't owe us

The Irish government will appeal a European Commission ruling that Apple didn't pay the country enough taxes

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White House fears U.S. taxpayers will pay for Apple tax bill

The White House is worried American taxpayers would pay for the European Union's decision to force Apple to pay more than $14 billion in back taxes to Ireland.

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At HP, baby boomers allege age discrimination

Federal lawsuit points to CEO's own statements about firm's hiring goals

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Proposed 'social media ID, please' law draws outrage

President Obama's proposal for foreign travelers is so bad, say critics, it must have been hatched by Donald Trump

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FCC won't back down on broadband users' privacy

Broadband providers argue they have consumers' interests at heart as they continue their fight against regulation as common carriers

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Trump's 'extreme' anti-terrorism vetting may be H-1B nightmare

Many people from 'dangerous and volatile regions' work in the U.S. on H-1B visas, and Trump's plan would penalize these workers because of their birthplace.

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Issa bill would kill a big H-1B loophole

Proposal would raise the minimum wage for H-1B-dependent firms from $60K to $100K, but it faces criticism

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Feds shut down tech support scammers, freeze assets

Scammers duped consumers out of millions using pop-up messages generated in search results on PCs and Macs

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New HIPAA guidance addresses ransomware

New guidance stresses need for regular backups and confirms that a ransomware attack is a breach that must be disclosed

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Microsoft steps up legal pressure against Windows 10 pirates

Files fifth lawsuit since February to stop alleged pirates from illegally activating Windows and Office

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