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Giant FCC spectrum auction raises $19.8 billion, sets up 5G services

A U.S. Federal Communications auction of repurposed television spectrum has raised $19.8 billion and will pave the way for mobile carriers to offer faster and more reliable service across the country.

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Microsoft Word exploit linked to cyberspying in Ukraine conflict

A severe Microsoft Office vulnerability was recently used to deliver spyware to Russian-speaking targets, in a possible case of cyberespionage.

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How Brexit will impact global CIOs, IT services

Global CIOs must begin planning now for the impact of Brexit on their IT services and outsourcing strategies

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Rollback of FCC privacy requirements could have broad repercussions

Last week's roll-back of FCC privacy regulations could also have an impact on enterprise cybersecurity

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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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Angry Shadow Brokers release password for suspected NSA hacking tools

The hackers said President Donald Trump is deserting the base that supported him

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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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FCC vs. the people: The big ISPs are back in charge

Fresh off selling out consumer privacy, the FCC will next set out to repeal net neutrality

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H-1B employers face stricter rules

Expect more federal scrutiny, investigations, and threats of lawsuits

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US says laptop ban may expand to more airports

The U.S. might add other airports to its ban restricting passengers from bringing laptops on board certain flights from the Middle East.

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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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Trump ‘actively’ considering new H-1B spouse work rule

The administration seeks six-month extension on a case challenging a decision to allow some H-1B workers to hold jobs

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Russian hacking goes far beyond 2016 pro-Trump effort

As the Senate Intelligence Committee begins the public phase of its investigation, experts warn of the sweeping scope of Russian hacking and disinformation efforts to advance foreign policy objectives. Cites prominent lawmakers Rubio...

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Senator: Russia used 'thousands' of internet trolls during US election

Disinformation campaign was designed to raise questions about the US political process, experts say

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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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Trump extends Obama executive order on cyberattacks

The ability for the government to sanction cybercriminals will last for at least one more year

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Congress has sold off your privacy—and U.S. security

Allowing ISPs to sell your data isn’t only about eroding online privacy. It’s also dangerous to U.S. national interests

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US House votes to undo broadband privacy rules

The Trump administration is expected to sign the resolution into law

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IRS makes tax refund scams harder but W-2 phishing attacks continue unabated

Organizations continue to get pounded even as attacks targeting individual taxpayers appear to have slowed

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