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Drone registration recommendations handed to FAA

A mandatory consumer drone registration system looks set to be in force before the end of the year after an industry task force delivered its proposals for the system on Saturday.

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Nearly 35,000 comment on new federal visa rule

The majority of comments received by the U.S. support extending the program, which is not surprising given H-1B demand.


Tech trade group objects to weakening smartphone encryption

The Information Technology Industry Council on Thursday decried efforts to weaken encryption on smartphones, even though some officials in Washington favor doing so.

Congress targets cybersecurity; you’re the victim

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing Act is a significant privacy invader that will do nothing to keep us safer.

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Intel exec pushes geotagging to address Euro privacy laws

An Intel executive has proposed geotagging as a way to ensure compliance with European data privacy laws.


U.S. may be financing encryption apps to stay ahead of terrorists

The U.S. government's financial support for the development of smartphone encryption apps doesn't surprise security experts.

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Extreme tech positions of the presidential candidates

This is an election where extreme positions have become the norm, and the implications for science and technology may be huge. These emerging proposals, the ones with the most impact on technology, deserve attention. Here's a look at...

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Drones could get standardized rating system

Drone safety experts are considering a rating system for drones that would show what a particular craft could do and where it would be appropriate to fly it.

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Google Wing head 'anxious to get things done yesterday'

The head of Google's experimental Wing drone delivery project says he wants the service to launch as soon as possible and is working with the government on trials that can be accomplished while regulations are being developed.

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Don't fall for drone registration scams, warns FAA

The Federal Aviation Administration hasn't revealed its plans for drone registration yet, but that hasn't stopped at least one company from trying to make a buck from confusion about the rules.

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‘Ban the killer robots’ movement could backfire

It is stigmatizing much-needed research on autonomous robots that will be central to increasing economic productivity and quality of life.

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'Sold Out' offers a new look at the H-1B debate

The 2016 presidential contest may the first ever to focus on the impact of the H-1B visa program on U.S. workers, which makes the arrival of a new book about the issue especially timely.

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What to do for privacy after Safe Harbor? Syncplicity has an idea

Cloud storage and collaboration company Syncplicity will help customers make sure European data stays in Europe with a new set of features.

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Sen. Ted Cruz changes his tone on H-1Bs

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) established himself as a champion of the H-1B visa program two years ago. But his views may be changing now that he's running for president.

FCC swats down petition for mandatory Do Not Track support

The FCC won't regulate sites like Google and Facebook. Will ad and tracking blockers do the job instead?

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FCC won't force websites to honor 'Do Not Track'

The FCC has dismissed a petition that would have required some of Web's largest firms to honor "Do Not Track" signals from consumers' browsers.


US must make next move on Safe Harbor

The European Union expects the U.S. to make the next move in negotiating a replacement for the Safe Harbor Agreement.

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EU tells US it must make next move on new Safe Harbor deal

The European Union put the onus firmly on the U.S. to make the next move in negotiating a replacement for the now-defunct Safe Harbor Agreement on privacy protection for transatlantic personal data transfers.

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