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Tech groups gear up for a big FISA surveillance fight

A controversial provision in U.S. law that gives the National Security Agency broad authority to spy on people overseas expires at the end of the year, and six major tech trade groups are gearing up for a fight over an extension.

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Legislation revived to curb warrantless geolocation tracking

U.S. legislators have reintroduced bills that would place curbs on warrantless access by the government to electronically generated geolocation information of Americans, including on the use of cell-site simulators that can capture...

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White House H-1B plan puts U.S. workers in front

President Trump “has made clear” his interest in creating “a merit-based system where individuals coming into the country bring the kinds of benefits economically that will grow our economy and help lift up wages for everybody,” an...

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U.S. proposal to collect travelers' passwords alarms privacy experts

To better vet foreign travelers, the U.S. might demand that some visa applicants hand over the passwords to their social media accounts, a proposal that’s alarming privacy experts.

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Renewables missing from Trump's energy plan

The White House published its "America First" energy plan this week, and notably missing from it was any mention of renewable energy.

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Microsoft launches new Azure intellectual property protections

Microsoft wants to help its cloud customers feel better protected from intellectual property lawsuit threats. To that end, the company is launching a new feature that’s designed to give them additional shielding.

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Democratic senators push to save net neutrality rules under Trump

Democratic senators have promised to fight any move by President Donald Trump's administration to gut the FCC's net neutrality rules.

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U.S. House approves new privacy protections for email and the cloud

The U.S. House of Representatives approved on Monday the Email Privacy Act, which would require law enforcement agencies to get court-ordered warrants to search email and other data stored with third parties for longer than six months....

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Trump's ban becomes an H-1B fight

The U.S. technology industry warned President Donald Trump that his immigration order will hurt the U.S. economy by making it more difficult for businesses to attract overseas workers.

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Tech stance against immigration ban aims to protect employees

The 97 tech firms who have vocally opposed President Trump’s executive order on immigration say they are looking to protect their employees and business interests

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Court orders Google to produce emails stored abroad

A federal court in Pennsylvania has ordered Google to comply with search warrants and produce emails stored abroad, in a decision that is in sharp contrast to that of an appeals court in a similar case involving Microsoft.

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Key tech companies oppose Trump immigration order in court

Google, Facebook, Intel, Netflix and Twitter are among a large group of companies that have filed a brief in opposition to an immigration order by President Donald Trump, citing the benefits to industry from liberal immigration rules...

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Heads up, processors: Feds declare consumers' right to access their money

When the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) hit Mastercard and UniRush with a $13 million bill on Feb. 1, it was sending a message that even a temporary denial of consumers' access to their money is unacceptable. In a heads...

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Microsoft asks Trump administration for travel ban exceptions

Microsoft wants the government to allow exemptions to last week's executive order on immigration to meet "the pressing needs of real people," including scores of employees and their families.

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FCC takes first step toward over-the-air 4K broadcasting

The FCC has taken the first step toward the eventual rollout of over-the-air terrestrial 4K TV broadcasting in the U.S. It published a proposed regulation that would allow stations to begin broadcasts using the ATSC3.0 format.

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Tech firms say immigration boosts employment

Tech companies say immigration is necessary for the U.S. economy, and boosts overall employment.

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Trump to meet with execs from Harley-Davidson, which outsourced IT

President Trump is schedule to meet Thursday with executives from Harley-Davidson, which has shifted IT jobs to Infosys, the offshore outsourcing firm based in India.

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Net neutrality policy still up in the air under Trump

During his campaign, President Donald Trump called the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules a "top-down power grab," leading many observers to expect a quick repeal.

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