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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

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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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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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