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Pro-net neutrality rally in 2014

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Blockchain to ‘radically’ transform anti-fraud, anti-money-laundering efforts

With GDPR about to force banks to rethink how they handle and share personally identifiable info, and with fraud-enabling darknet data ballooning, enterprises will need blockchain's immutability and security to thwart bad actors.

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California eyes 'right to repair' smartphone law, may join 17 other states

California could join a growing number of states seeking to enact "Right to Repair" laws that let consumers take smartphones and other devices to third-party repair shops or fix them at home without voiding warranties.

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SEC eyes crackdown on cryptocurrencies

As part of an ongoing regulatory clampdown, the SEC has issued subpoenas and wants info from tech companies issuing cryptocurrencies in the form of ICOs.

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GDPR deadline looms: The price and penalties | Salted Hash Ep 20

With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) deadline fast approaching, host Steve Ragan explores the implications of noncompliance for companies -- and possible penalties -- with Greg Reber, founder/CEO of AsTech Consulting.

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Ready for the EU's GDPR compliance deadline? Many companies aren't | Salted Hash Ep 16

CSO senior editor Michael Nadeau joins host Steve Ragan to talk about predictions for 2018, including the looming GDPR compliance deadline.

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Net Neutrality and people with disabilities

When it comes to protecting the civil rights of people with disabilities, eliminating Net Neutrality means taking a step back from decades of progress.

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How killing Net Neutrality will affect enterprise mobility

As the FCC prepares to eliminate net neutrality rules, allowing ISPs to charge more for some internet traffic based on speed of delivery, companies will have to rethink how mobile apps are created and how they host content.

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FTC vs. Qualcomm: No license, no chips

The court should refuse Qualcomm’s motion to dismiss the antitrust suit.

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Get ready for the coming business travel crisis

Companies face two impending risks to corporate data: a potential mobile device ban on air flights and the ongoing possibility that data could be exposed during border crossings.

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Appeals court gives Wikimedia thumbs up to sue NSA for 'Upstream' surveillance

Wikimedia can move forward in suing the NSA for unconstitutional ‘Upstream’ surveillance, appeals court ruled.

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Mingis on Tech: The ongoing H-1B debate (and Facebook Live's fate)

It looks like some changes may be coming to the controversial H-1B visa program in the U.S. But the same can't be said for Facebook Live.

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Appeals court won't rehear challenge to net neutrality rules

A U.S. appeals court has denied a request by broadband trade groups to rehear its decision last June to uphold the Federal Communications Commission's controversial 2015 net neutrality rules.

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Is Donald Trump right about H-1B visa abuse?

This is a case of Trump being on the right track, and the tech industry off it.

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FCC chairman plans to 'reverse the mistake' of net neutrality

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will vote May 18 to kick off a proceeding to "reverse the mistake" of the agency's 2-year-old net neutrality rules, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said.

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California bill would force utilities to give rebates for energy-storage systems

A bill recently approved by the state’s Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee, would create a rebate incentive program to encourage solar customers to add energy storage.

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FCC ends price caps on many business data lines

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has voted to deregulate the providers of the business data lines connecting broadband service to many small businesses, schools, hospitals and ATM machines.

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FCC kills plan to allow mobile phone conversations on flights

On Monday, the Federal Communications Commission killed a plan to allow mobile phone calls during commercial airline flights.

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FCC said to have a plan for rollback of net neutrality rules

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has disclosed preliminary plans to roll back some of the net neutrality provisions in the U.S., which could be put to vote as soon as May or June, according to news reports.

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