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FCC chairman plans to 'reverse the mistake' of net neutrality

The FCC will begin a process to repeal the agency's 2015 regulations in May

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FCC chairman to announce plans to repeal net neutrality

Pai is expected to announce plans to repeal the agency's 2015 net neutrality rules on Wednesday

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FCC ends price caps on many business data lines

The move to deregulate business data services could lead to price hikes for small businesses, critics say

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Trump's H-1B executive order is PR, not policy

President Trump scores a photo op, but the real fight over H-1B visas has yet to begin

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FCC's deregulation of business data lines could mean a price hike

Small and medium-size businesses in the US could get hit with price increases of up to 25 percent, some critics say

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FCC kills plan to allow mobile phone conversations on flights

The FCC's chairman reverses course on a 2013 plan to allow you to place phone calls during flights

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U.S. seeks curbs on use of entry-level H-1B programmers

Policy change means H-1B employers will need to show that the job requires specialized skills

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FCC has a plan for rollback of net neutrality rules

The proposal would reverse a 2015 reclassification of broadband providers, and have them promise not to block or prioritize internet traffic

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Politicians' web browsing history targeted after privacy vote

Privacy advocates raise money in an attempt to buy the browsing history of Republicans who voted to kill privacy rules for ISPs

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Justice Dept. says replacing U.S. workers may bring lawsuit

Employers who use H-1B workers could face legal peril from Attorney General Jeff Sessions

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Want privacy? Congress says you'll have to pay for it

What to expect after the repeal of FCC broadband privacy rules: Hackers, VPNs, and a privacy tax, for starters

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Consumers sue Microsoft, allege Windows 10 upgrade destroyed data, damaged PCs

Three people from Illinois have sued Microsoft, claiming that the free Windows 10 upgrade they installed on their PCs caused "data loss and damage."

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H-1B reform promises hang by a thread

The deadline for visa applications looms, but the Trump Administration has done nothing to fulfill campaign promises to end the ‘cheap labor program’

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US lawmakers question police use of facial recognition tech

Representatives plan legislation to limit searches of facial recognition databases by the FBI and other law enforcement agencies

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Coders and librarians team up to save scientific data

Volunteers rush to archive data before it disappears from government websites

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Cobol plays major role in U.S. government breaches

For the best security protection, government systems must be modernized

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Trump budget would fund border wall, but slash science and research

U.S. funding for supercomputers could also be at risk as Trump's federal budget outline represents a major shift in U.S. priorities

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All hope of broadband privacy bites the dust

The FCC and Congress are working hard to ensure nothing stands in the way of ISPs profiting off your personal data

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