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Trump turns to H-1B advocates for advice

Trump's 16-member team of CEO advisers includes many that offshore jobs and want the H-1B cap to increase

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Repealing Obamacare could hurt the gig economy

Will Congress make it possible for independent workers to remain independent?

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FTC charges Qualcomm with anticompetitive chip tactics

The company dictated licensing terms by threatening phone makers' access to chips, the agency says

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Can a DDoS attack on Whitehouse.gov be a valid protest?

A software engineer wants to take down the Whitehouse.gov site to oppose Trump's inauguration

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Families of ISIS victims sue Twitter for being 'weapon for terrorism'

Analysts question whether a social network can be held responsible for users' actions

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Privacy legislation reintroduced for mail older than 180 days

The bill would require law enforcement to get a warrant to read mails older than 180 days

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Why France’s new ‘right to disconnect’ law matters

Do after-hour email restrictions hurt or help productivity?

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Trump’s FCC is set to gut net neutrality, privacy

Major changes are coming to telecom, in the form of more mergers, less competition, and other regulatory shifts

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New GOP H-1B bill appears to fall short of Trump’s goal

Rep. Issa tries again to tighten an H-1B loophole used to displace U.S. workers, but the bill is not broad H-1B reform

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The real reason we can't secure the internet

We can surmount the technical and human obstacles to a dramatically more secure internet, but one factor stands in the way

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Obama White House’s final tech recommendation: Invest in AI

Potential negative impacts can be offset by investments in education as well as by ensuring there is a safety net to help affected people, the White House argues

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Tech companies like Privacy Shield but worry about legal challenges

The future of data transfers between the EU and US is uncertain, companies say

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Google sued by employee for confidentiality policies that 'muzzle' staff

A product manager at Google has sued the company for its allegedly illegal confidentiality agreements, policies and practices that among other things prohibit employees from speaking even internally about illegal conduct and dangerous...

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Facebook 'misled' EU regulators over its takeover of WhatsApp

Facebook could be fined up to 1 percent of worldwide revenue for ‘misleading’ EU regulators about its 2014 takeover of Whatsapp

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Trump’s tariff threat may speed cloud adoption

IT managers may already be considering increase costs in their calculations

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Maybe security isn't going to get better after all

Is that light at the end of the tunnel? Or is a train coming?

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FCC Chairman Wheeler to step down in January

Wheeler pushed for net neutrality rules and municipal broadband

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Trump, tech leaders avoided encryption and surveillance talk at summit

Similar summits could take place as often as once per quarter

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