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A look at California's effort to build an H-1B firewall

California lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it difficult for state-regulated utilities to replace U.S. workers with H-1B workers. It may be one of the most significant anti-offshoring measures in years.

DEA agent pleads guilty to accepting Silk Road funds

A Drug Enforcement Administration agent intimately involved in the Silk Road investigation admitted that he secretly accepted bitcoins from the underground website's operator and illegally took other funds.

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ACLU to fight FISA court's OK to NSA bulk data collection

Thought that bulk metadata collection had been quashed? Think again: FISC instructs NSA to carry on regardless. IN FRENCH. But the ACLU ain't impressed...

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Nvidia asks Washington to sledgehammer smartphones

The case before the ITC shows why we shouldn’t have to adjudicate 21st-century smartphone disputes with 1930s legislation.

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VMware settles claim of overcharging US government

VMware has settled a lawsuit initiated by a former executive that alleged the company and a partner overcharged the U.S. government for products over a six-year period.

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China tightens grip over the Internet with new security law

U.S. trade groups are worried that China's security policies could stifle business in the country

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A California backlash rises over foreign IT worker replacements

California lawmakers are moving to attack the use of foreign labor to replace U.S. workers.

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Google gets extra time to respond to European antitrust charges

Google managed to push the resolution of the antitrust case brought against it by the European Commission until after the long summer vacation.

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Supreme Court denies Google request in Java infringement case

Oracle can charge licensing fees for Java on Android after the court's decision.

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FCC's Wheeler defends net neutrality, discounts investment fears

Predictions from net neutrality opponents that regulations would choke off broadband investment haven't come true, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said.

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Obama’s trade win brings H-1B unease

President Barack Obama's successful push for authority to negotiate new trade agreements is causing concerns among those who support changes to the nation's H-1B visa program.

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House votes to slow ICANN transition away from US oversight

The U.S. House of Representatives voted to require ICANN, which coordinates the Internet's domain name system, to jump through several hoops before a government agency ends its oversight of the organization.

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SEC said to be investigating corporate hacks by FIN4 group

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is concerned that data stolen from companies in cyberattacks is being used to conduct what effectively is insider trading, Reuters reported.

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Federal investigator to plead guilty to Silk Road robbery

The U.S. Department of Justice's conviction of Silk Road mastermind Ross Ulbricht may have been compromised by two corrupt investigators.

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Supreme Court rejects Google request in Street View patent case

The U.S. Supreme Court declined a request by Google to hear a patent case involving the company's Street View service, leaving the company to defend the infringement claims in lower courts. The high court's decision to deny...

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Google's foes have 4 weeks to comment on antitrust charges

The European Commission has sent complainants a redacted version of the antitrust charges it intends to bring against Google

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U.S. court allows Google Earth image as legal evidence

Google Earth images, like photographs, can be used as evidence in a court.

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Lyft to pay $300K, make insurance changes in settlement with N.Y.

Lyft has agreed to pay the state of New York $300,000 to settle claims that it is running a for-hire livery service in violation of local laws

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