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Appellate court ruling will make a lot more work for Web designers

The decision from a case involving a company’s method of presenting its terms and conditions is otherwise fairly meaningless.

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U.S. uncovers $20M H-1B fraud scheme

A Virginia couple and four other people have been indicted for running an H-1B visa-for-sale scheme the government said generated about $20 million.

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A judge has partially dismissed Twitter's surveillance case against the government

A California court has dismissed part of a lawsuit brought by Twitter that challenges U.S. government restrictions on what it can say about surveillance requests on its users.

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White House releases study on how to spur smart-gun tech

The Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security have begun a process to define, for the first time, the requirements that manufacturers would need to meet for law enforcement agencies to consider purchasing firearms with...

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Google, Uber, Lyft team up on self-driving cars

Google and ride-sharing rivals Uber and Lyft have formed an unlikely alliance to attempt to influence politicians and steer forthcoming self-driving car laws in their favor.

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Feds seek public input on the future of IoT

The Commerce Department wants public comment on the "benefits, challenges and potential roles for the government" in advancing the Internet of Things.

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Chip card payment confusion, anger rages on

Six months after U.S. retailers began assuming liability for debit and credit card fraud, only a fraction of the nation's in-store payment terminals can accept the highly secure chip-enabled cards.

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Uber and Twitter have jacked up their spending on political lobbying

Uber and Twitter significantly expanded their attempts to influence members of congress through political lobbying in the first three months of this year.

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Europe charges Google over Android licensing conditions

The European Commission has alleged demands by Google on phone makers regarding its Android operating system are anti-competitive.

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Why even Google can't connect Cuba

Reports say Google intends to help wire Cuba and bring the island into the 21st century. But that's not going to happen.

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British Airways plane possibly hit by drone near Heathrow

A British Airways aircraft was possibly hit by a drone Sunday near Heathrow airport as it was coming to land, which is likely to raise concerns about finding ways to keep greater checks on the flights of the devices.

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Business imperatives drove Microsoft to sue U.S. government

Microsoft's decision to take on the government's habit of stamping "Secret" on court orders demanding data stored on the company's servers was largely motivated by business concerns.

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Microsoft sues U.S. government over data gag orders

Microsoft wants a federal court to invalidate part of a 1986 law that it alleged has been abused by the government when authorities demand customers' data.

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EU gives companies two years to comply with sweeping new privacy laws

Companies could face massive fines in 25 European Union countries if they mishandle citizens' personal information, under a new privacy law due to take effect in 2018.

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The Netflix neutrality farce

The company’s secret throttling of data rates undercuts the arguments it had made in supporting net neutrality

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Tech titans rise up against anti-LGBT legislation in Miss., N.C.

In the past few weeks, North Carolina and Mississippi have adopted laws enabling businesses to discriminate against gays and transgender people by those who say serving them would infringe on their religious beliefs. Some large tech...

FCC votes to expand Lifeline program to include broadband subsidy

The Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines to expand the Lifeline telephone subsidy for low-income Americans to include Internet access.

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New York company profited by sending state records to India

A New York IT contractor "swelled its profits" by outsourcing government work offshore that should not have left the state. A major part of the work was sent to India in violation of state security rules, New York investigators said.

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