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Now Huawei sues Samsung on patents -- break out the popcorn

Huawei alleges Samsung has used its patented technology without licensing it. Huawei asks Courts in the USA and China to decide the rights and wrongs. But Samsung denies it, threatening retaliation...

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Singapore's vision for supporting tech innovation encourages team diversity

Matt Hamblen, back from Singapore, finds the nation's government and businesses take a comprehensive approach to pushing technology innovation.

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Sen. Sanders attacks H-1B visa use at Disney

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders lashed out at the H-1B visa program Tuesday while campaigning in Anaheim, Calif.

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Students can now work three years on an F-1 visa, but legal fight continues

The U.S. government has officially extended the length of time someone with a STEM degree can work on a student F-1 visa to three years.

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French tax police raid Google’s Paris office

French police have raided Google's Paris office as part of an investigation into the company's tax affairs.

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Singapore sets a path toward food and water independence

One potential solution to Singapore’s efforts to feed the 5.4 million people who live on the tiny island nation is vertical farming.

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Lawsuit seeks the secrets behind the H-1B lottery

Two business immigration groups have filed a lawsuit seeking information about how the nation's H-1B visa distribution system really works.

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Defendants demand to see FBI's secret hacking tool

A secret FBI hacking tool, used to compromise the Tor anonymous browser in one investigation, is facing challenges from criminal defendants, perhaps putting its future in doubt.

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US releases privacy 'best practices' for drone use

The National Telecommunications & Information Administration released a list of voluntary privacy best practices for commercial and non-commercial drone users in the wake of concerns that drones could encroach on individual privacy...

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Google challenges French 'right to be forgotten' fine

Google is appealing a fine from the French data protection authority for failing to implement the so-called right to be forgotten as ordered.

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Proposed Chinese regulations could fragment the Internet, U.S. says

The U.S. has warned of fragmentation of the Internet if China goes ahead with proposed rules that would require compulsory registration of Internet domain names in China with government-licensed providers.

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House lawmakers work to replace the hated H-1B lottery

Two U.S. House lawmakers are involved in a bipartisan effort to change how H-1B visas are allocated.

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EU’s data privacy regulations put the pressure on IT

European Union authorities are requiring companies that handle EU citizens' data to comply with some of the strictest data privacy regulations in the world -- or pay a steep price. 

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EU searches for huge penalty in Google antitrust case

Google will be fined €3 billion by the European Union. So say secret sources close to the Euro bloc, which has been probing Google's search monopoly since 2009...

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House GOP seeks $120M for visa fraud-catching software

House Republican lawmakers have introduced legislation that would bolster the scrutiny of people entering this country and could affect the H-1B visa program.

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Mozilla wants U.S. to disclose to it first any vulnerability found in Tor

Mozilla has asked a court to be provided information on a vulnerability in the Tor browser ahead of it being provided to a defendant in a lawsuit, as the browser is based in part on Firefox browser code.

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The FCC and FTC open inquiries into smartphone security updates

The Federal Communications Commission and Federal Trade Commission have opened parallel inquiries into the way smartphone security updates are issued and handled by major cellular carriers and device makers.

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U.S. trade body investigates 7 smartphone companies

A U.S. International Trade Commission has launched an investigation into seven smartphone companies on charges of patent infringement, which could lead to a ban on the sale of certain phones imported and sold by these vendors in the...

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