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Indian minister holds out hope for Apple stores

Apple may still get to set up wholly-owned stores in India, with the country’s Commerce Ministry promising to take up the matter with the Finance Ministry, which had objected to the proposal.

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Iran orders messaging apps to store data of in-country users

Iran has ordered messaging apps to transfer data and activity records of Iranian users to local servers within one year, a move that will give the country a greater ability to monitor and censor the online activity of its people.

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What are phone jammers trying to tell us?

Cellphone jammers are illegal. So why do people keep using them? (Hint: because tech moves too slowly.)

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ACLU wants a piece of the Microsoft v. U.S. data gag order lawsuit

The ACLU wants a federal judge to let it join Microsoft in suing the U.S. government over the use of gag orders that prevent the technology firm from telling customers their data has been demanded

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Free mobile data is good for consumers

Those opposed are overthinking zero rating.

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EU prepares to end geoblocking in online sales

Whether they're delivered in parcels or in data packets, goods and services should be available to all European Union citizens wherever they live.

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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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