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IEEE-USA wants Trump to end H-1B lottery

The IEEE-USA intends to urge President-elect Donald Trump to quickly replace the random H-1B lottery with a system that gives priority to companies that pay the best wages.

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Supreme Court leaves gap in Samsung-Apple patent ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court, in its ruling in favor of Samsung Electronics in a design patent dispute with Apple, did not provide guidance on how the damages Samsung has to pay Apple for the infringement of smartphone design patents will...

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EU approves LinkedIn deal after Microsoft makes concessions

EU regulators approved Microsoft's acquisition of social network LinkedIn on the condition that the U.S. company abide by several minor concessions.

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Trump’s plan for protecting IT jobs raises hopes, fears

President-elect Trump is threatening tariffs and promising H-1B visa reform, but may be offering carrots as well, namely tax incentives.

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Obama cybersecurity plan faces uncertain fate under Trump

If a President Obama-backed commission has its way, consumers will one day see cybersecurity ratings on technology products in the same way nutritional labels are found on packaged foods.

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What happens when a country cracks down on fake news? Ask China

The debate over fake online news has one country feeling vindicated: China. For years, its controversial censorship system has been cracking down on so-called "online rumors," and last week a state-controlled newspaper essentially...

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Senators fail to block rules allowing U.S. law-enforcement hacking

Three senators' efforts to stop a major expansion of U.S. law enforcement agencies' hacking powers has failed for now.

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Sanders launches new attack on offshore outsourcing

Former presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will introduce legislation to discourage companies from relocating jobs offshore.

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U.S. auto regulators want to block drivers from using mobile apps

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has proposed guidelines for automakers that include a Driver Mode to automatically take smartphones or tablets offline and reduce distracted driving accidents.

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Senators plan last-ditch push to curb US law-enforcement hacking power

Unless Congress takes 11th-hour action, the FBI and other law enforcement agencies will gain new authority this week to hack into remote computers during criminal investigations.

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How Trump will attack the FCC's net neutrality rules

Repealing the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's less than two-year-old net neutrality rules appears to be a top tech priority for President-elect Donald Trump, but it may not be an easy road.

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Senator asks FTC to investigate Office Depot PC tech practices

Sen. Maria Cantwell wants the FTC to investigate claims that Office Depot improperly convinced consumers to pay for expensive support plans or repairs.

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Trump appoints net neutrality critics to FCC transition team

President-elect Donald Trump appointed two opponents of net neutrality rules to his team charged with overseeing the transition in the Federal Communications Commission.

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On first day in office, Trump to attack visas that 'undercut the American worker'

President-elect Donald Trump on Monday sent out the strongest signal yet that the H-1B visa program is going get real scrutiny.

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The IRS wants to ID every U.S. Coinbase user from 2013 to 2015

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service has asked a court in California to order Coinbase, a Bitcoin exchange, to hand over the identities of active U.S. users of its service from the beginning of 2013 to the end of 2015.

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With choice for CIA chief, Trump picks a foe of Silicon Valley's encryption stance

In his nomination of U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo to head the CIA, President-elect Donald Trump has picked a supporter of NSA surveillance programs and a critic of Silicon Valley's stance on encryption.

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U.S. lawmakers introduce bill to delay enhanced government hacking powers

U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation to delay the coming into force on Dec. 1 of a rule change that aims to expand the government's ability to search computers and other digital devices across many jurisdictions with a single warrant....

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Without tech industry guidance, U.S. may resort to weakening encryption

Apple may have refused to help the FBI unlock the iPhone used by the San Bernardino shooter, but the tech industry is still better off working with the U.S. government on encryption issues than ducking away, according to a former...

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