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HP hits former Autonomy execs with $5B suit

HP -- which acquired Autonomy in 2011 -- has confirmed plans to sue Mike Lynch and Sushovan Hussain, Autonomy's former CEO and CFO, respectively, for $5.1 billion.

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Facebook tracks all site visitors, violating EU law, report says

Facebook tracks everyone who visits its site, including people who don't have an account, and continues to track users and non-users who have opted out of targeted ads, researchers at two Belgian universities have found.

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EFF questions US government's software flaw disclosure policy

It's not clear if the U.S. government is living up to its promise to disclose serious software flaws to technology companies, a policy it put in place five years ago, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

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Indiana law is fast having ‘definite negative impact’ on tech

Organizers of the Indy Big Data Conference on May 7 are feeling the impact of the tech industry's anger over Indiana's new "religious freedom" law and want state lawmakers to change the law.

U.S. trade body to probe Apple after Ericsson complaints

The International Trade Commission has decided to investigate Apple after two complaints from Ericsson that the iPhone maker violated its patents.

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Indiana's law delivers real hurt to this state tech grad

Tech sector companies are far from angels on the issue of equality. But when it comes to gay and lesbian equality, this industry is vocal in its defense of it, combative and willing to challenge political leaders.

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We’ve got net neutrality. Now the real work begins.

The U.S. also needs higher broadband speeds, more broadband competition, a narrower digital divide and more.

FCC will vote next month on plan to share valuable 3.5GHz spectrum

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will vote April 17 on a spectrum-sharing plan for a band that could serve the military, mobile service providers and individuals.

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Kleiner Perkins cleared of sex discrimination against Ellen Pao

A jury has found mostly in favor of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in a historic lawsuit accusing one of Silicon Valley's best-known venture capital firms of sex discrimination.

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Congress moves quickly on cyberthreat information sharing

Congress is moving forward quickly with legislation that would encourage private companies to share cyberthreat information with government agencies, despite concerns that two leading bills weaken consumer privacy...

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US offers rewards for fugitive Russian hackers

The U.S. government is offering multimillion-dollar rewards for information that leads to the arrest or conviction of two alleged Russian hackers.

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Tech companies call on US to end bulk collection of metadata

A slew of tech companies have joined privacy groups in calling for the U.S. government to reform its surveillance practices.

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White House making it easier to get an L-1 visa

The White House has released a memo intended to give clarity over how businesses may use the temporary L-1 work visa, a document derided by critics of the H-1B visa.

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FTC says it did not go easy on Google in search probe

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said its decision not to prosecute Google over its search practices was in line with the recommendations of its staff.

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Facebook sued for alleged theft of data center design

Facebook is being sued by a British engineering company that claims the social network stole its technique for building data centers and, perhaps worse, is encouraging others to do the same through the Open Compute Project.

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Amazon blasts FAA on drone approvals, regulations

The Federal Aviation Administration is taking too long to approve drone tests and isn't looking far enough into the future as it prepares rules for commercial drone flight, an Amazon executive told lawmakers.

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Update: FCC faces lawsuits against proposed net neutrality order

Broadband industry trade body USTelecom and a Texas Internet provider filed lawsuits Monday against a controversial U.S. Federal Communications Commission proposal to reclassify broadband providers, which could be the harbinger of...

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Ted Cruz, the presidential candidate who wants to increase the H-1B cap by 500%

It's going to be hard for the Republicans to field a presidential candidate as enthusiastic about the H-1B visa as U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).

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