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Lifting telemedicine limits would save Medicare $1.8B over 10 years

Lifting geographical and provider restrictions that currently limit physician reimbursement for treating or monitoring Medicare recipients would save the U.S. government as much as $1.8 billion over the next decade.

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EU, U.S. data-transfer deal will never work

And there’s no way the negotiators didn’t know that.

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U.S., EU reach agreement on Safe Harbor alternative

Goodbye Safe Harbor, hello Privacy Shield: that's the name given by European Union and U.S. negotiators to the deal they struck on Tuesday under which transfers of personal data between the two regions can proceed.

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Encryption bills pose challenges for Congress

Breaking encryption technology used by terrorists and criminals poses a frustrating dilemma for intelligence agencies and, most recently, congressional lawmakers.

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Laid-off IT workers muzzled as H-1B debate heats up

IT workers in the U.S. are challenging their replacement by foreign visa holders. Lawsuits are on the rise. Lawmakers are being called. And yet many of those most directly affected by outsourcing aren't allowed to fully tell their...

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Judge gives breathing room to 34,000 foreign workers

A U.S. judge is giving the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) an additional 90 days to get its act together on the Optional Practical Training program.

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Almost 300,000 drones have been registered with the FAA

The Federal Aviation Administration says its drone registration system has hit almost 300,000 registrations, one month after launch.

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Major tech companies spent millions more on lobbying in 2015

Most major tech companies increased the amount of money they spent attempting to influence lawmakers in Washington, D.C., through federal lobbying.

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San Francisco has had its first autonomous car accident

San Francisco saw its first traffic accident involving an autonomous car earlier this month. It occurred on the afternoon of Jan. 8 when a Nissan Leaf autonomous vehicle operated by Cruise Automation hit a parked Toyota Prius.

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Automakers will collaborate to try to stop car hacks before they happen

Major automakers plan to work with the U.S. government to attempt to proactively deter hacks of connected cars before they become a major issue.

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State CIOs agenda targets cybersecurity

NASCIO's federal policy agenda for new year looks to expand resources to secure critical infrastructure, recruit top talent and ease the burden of federal regulations.

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U.S. seeks delay on OPT court order

If the judge denies the extension, some 34,000 foreign workers will need to go home in a month.

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Court rules Shutterfly may have violated privacy by scanning face photos

A federal court in Illinois has ruled against Shutterfly and allowed a civil case to move forward that claims the photo-sharing website violated the state's Biometric Privacy Act by collecting and scanning face geometry in photos...

Will the European Union's new General Data Protection Regulation impact your business?  

The European Commission has approved the most stringent data privacy regulation anywhere and it is sure to impact businesses worldwide

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Is this the worst Internet law ever?

Going after terrorists in a way that infringes on the rights of U.S. citizens puts the Constitution in danger.

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CES 2016: FCC Chairman Wheeler predicts an 'extravaganza' at wireless spectrum auction

Speaking at CES 2016, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler expressed confidence in the upcoming wireless spectrum auction.

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At CES, Feds prod companies to expand privacy efforts

Two top federal regulators at CES urged tech companies to bolster efforts to protect consumer privacy.

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Got a new drone? Read this first

Got a new drone? You're not alone. But drones aren't like other gadgets and there are a few important safety, privacy and legal guidelines you need to follow to keep you and your drone out of trouble.

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