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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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FAQ: What the FCC’s 5G vote will mean

Thursday's vote will identify and open new high frequency bands for the next big jump in mobile data capabilities

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After 12 years seeking H-1B reform, Rep. Pascrell tries again

Pascrell, a longtime Clinton ally, first moved to change the visa program in 2005

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Clinton wants to ‘staple’ green cards on STEM grads' diplomas

The move, part of a larger tech agenda, means advanced degree grads would have an immigration path

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Microsoft: Government's data gag order practices worse than first thought

Fifty-four percent of authorities' demands for customer data are accompanied by orders that bar Microsoft from telling customers

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Why the UK's vote to leave the EU will have little effect on its data protection rules

The UK now faces a long, drawn-out process to quit the EU, at the end of which many of the rules 'Leave' campaigners sought to escape will remain in place

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Tech groups say FBI shouldn't be allowed to do mass hacking

Tech and digital rights groups call on Congress to block proposal to allow expanded law enforcement hacking authority

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Surveillance reform measure blocked in the wake of Orlando killings

The U.S. House of Representatives voted down a proposed anti-surveillance amendment that would prevent warrantless searches by law enforcement on Americans

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Sorry, ISPs: The FCC finally has the dopes on the ropes

Despite this week's appeals court ruling, the cable industry fights on against an open internet, proposals to regulate set-top boxes, and privacy protections

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They're at it again: Senate panel votes to weaken net neutrality rules

It's the issue that won't die: A Senate committee has voted to weaken the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules

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Laid-off with a non-compete? Bill would guarantee salary

The pending $67 billion EMC and Dell merger spurs new effort to reform non-compete provisions in Massachusetts

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Transfer of internet oversight by US could face new hurdles

Newly introduced bills demand that the transfer of control should be specifically authorized by Congress

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