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US Senators Propose Bug Bounties For Hacking Homeland Security 49 comments
Silicon Valley Continues To Explore Universal Basic Incomes 270 comments
Investigation Demanded Over Fake FCC Comments Submitted By Dead People 140 comments
Major US Tech Firms Press Congress For Internet Surveillance Reforms 38 comments
Proposed Active-Defense Bill Would Allow Destruction of Data, Use of Beacon Tech 68 comments
Egypt Blocks 21 Websites For 'Terrorism' And 'Fake News' 54 comments
US Intelligence Community Has Lost Credibility Due To Leaks 338 comments
8 In 10 People Now See Climate Change As a 'Catastrophic Risk,' Says Survey 377 comments
Boeing Will Make the Military's New Hypersonic Spaceplane 89 comments
Manchester Attack Could Lead To Internet Crackdown 381 comments
Vermont DMV Caught Using Illegal Facial Recognition Program 109 comments
Robot Police Officer Goes On Duty In Dubai 49 comments
The Trump Administration Wants To Be Able To Track and Hack Your Drone 216 comments
US International Tourism Market Share Is Falling Under Trump 427 comments
Wikimedia Is Clear To Sue the NSA Over Its Use of Warrantless Surveillance Tools 60 comments
Republicans Want To Leave You Voicemail -- Without Ever Ringing Your Cellphone 442 comments
FCC Won't Punish Stephen Colbert For Controversial Trump Insult 305 comments
Julian Assange Still Faces Legal Jeopardy In Three Countries 234 comments
Why The US Government Open Sources Its Code 58 comments
Did China Hack The CIA In A Massive Intelligence Breach From 2010 To 2012? 113 comments
FCC Won't Release DDoS Logs, And Will Probably Honor Fake Comments 82 comments
Texas Legislature Clears Road For Uber and Lyft To Return To Austin 107 comments
Indian Election Officials Challenges Critics To Hack Electronic Voting Machine 52 comments
New SMB Worm Uses Seven NSA Hacking Tools. WannaCry Used Just Two 115 comments
EU Passes 'Content Portability' Rules Banning Geofencing 119 comments
Is Russia Conducting A Social Media War On America? 469 comments
Aftermath From The Net Neutrality Vote: A Mass Movement To Protect The Open Internet? 132 comments
UK Conservatives Pledge To Create Government-Controlled Internet 186 comments
Federal Agents Used a Stingray To Track an Immigrant's Phone 103 comments
CIA Co-Developed 'Athena' Windows Malware With US Cyber Security Company, WikiLeaks Reveals 108 comments
Apple Is Lobbying Against Your Right To Repair iPhones, New York State Records Confirm 235 comments
Any Half-Decent Hacker Could Break Into Mar-a-Lago 327 comments
Justice Department Appoints Former FBI Director Robert Mueller As Special Counsel For Russia Investigation 606 comments
Chelsea Manning Set To Be Released From Prison, 28 Years Early 541 comments
European Privacy Regulators Take Coordinated Action Against Facebook 53 comments
US Law Allows Low H-1B Wages; Just Look At Apple 237 comments
Group Linked To NSA Spy Leaks Threatens Sale of New Tech Secrets 105 comments
WikiLeaks Dump Reveals CIA Malware That Can Sabotage User Software 116 comments
Gizmodo Went Phishing With the Trump Team -- Will They Catch a Charge? 122 comments
UK Group Fights Arrest Over Refusing To Surrender Passwords At The Border 284 comments
FCC Suspends Net Neutrality Comments, As Chairman Pai Mocks 'Mean Tweets' 184 comments
Microsoft Blasts Spy Agencies For Leaked Exploits Used By WanaDecrypt0r 324 comments
Nuclear Experts Form International 'Nuclear Crisis Group' 63 comments
Researchers Find New Version Of WanaDecrypt0r Ransomware Without A Kill Switch 98 comments
Did The UK Police Hire Foreigners To Hack Hundreds of Activists? 72 comments
As World Reacts To WanaDecrypt0r, Microsoft Issues Patch For Old Windows Systems 150 comments
Trump Signs Executive Order On Cybersecurity 173 comments
Expiring Section 702 of FISA Helped US Conclude Russia Hacked Election To Help Trump, NSA Chief Says 390 comments
Director of National Intelligence Warns of IoT Security Threats 36 comments
Hackers Came, But the French Were Prepared 286 comments
FCC Should Prove DDoS Attacks Stopped Net Neutrality Comments 104 comments
IT Worker Who Trained H-1B-Visa-Holding Replacement Aims For Congress 134 comments
Trump Fires FBI Director James Comey 810 comments
Officials Fear Russia Could Try To Target United States Through Kaspersky AV 173 comments
FCC Says It Was Victim of Cyberattack After John Oliver Show 205 comments
Comcast and Charter Agree Not To Compete Against Each Other In Wireless 70 comments
EPA Dismisses Half the Scientists on Its Major Review Board 279 comments
Support For a Universal Basic Income Is Inching Up In Europe 696 comments
Oracle And Cisco Both Support The FCC's Rollback Of Net Neutrality 136 comments
WikiLeaks Reveals A CIA LAN-Attacking Tool From 'Vault 7' 52 comments
Should The Government Pay For Veterans To Attend Code Schools? 168 comments
Social Media Giants Sued For Helping ISIS 135 comments
The FBI Defends Deploying Malware From A Tor Child Porn Site 244 comments
Cop Fakes Body Cam Footage, Prosecutors Drop Drug Charges 111 comments
Seattle Restored ISP Privacy Rules in the First Local Blow To Trump's Rollback 145 comments
Leaked Document Reveals UK Plans For Wider Internet Surveillance 92 comments
Justice Department Opens Criminal Probe Into Uber 87 comments
Digital Economy Act: Illegal Kodi Streams Could Now Land Users In Prison For 10 Years 213 comments
California Seeks To Tax Rocket Launches, Which Are Already Taxed 417 comments
Majority of US Households Now Cellphone-Only, Government Says 133 comments
Billboards Target Lawmakers Who Voted To Let ISPs Sell User Information 91 comments
Unmanned US Air Force Space Plane Lands After Secret, Two-Year Mission 14 comments
NSA Collected Americans' Phone Records Despite Law Change, Says Report 122 comments
Trump Administration Rolls Back Obama-Era Nutrition Standards For School Lunches 788 comments
San Francisco Politician Jane Kim Is Exploring a Tax On Robots 239 comments
India Aims To Make Every Car Electric By 2030 In Bid To Tackle Pollution 118 comments
Taser Will Use Police Body Camera Videos 'To Anticipate Criminal Activity' 76 comments
Trump is Launching a New Tech Group To 'Transform and Modernize' the US Govt 192 comments
DRM Will Be Gone By 2025, Predicts Cory Doctorow 191 comments
EPA Website Removes Climate Science Site From Public View After Two Decades 167 comments
Trump Order Helps Offshore Drilling, Stops Marine Sanctuary Expansion 163 comments
Airbnb Gives In To Regulator's Demand To Test For Racial Discrimination By Hosts 251 comments
Apple, Tesla Ask California To Change Its Proposed Policies On Self-Driving Car Testing 30 comments
WikiLeaks Reveals the 'Snowden Stopper': CIA Tool To Track Whistleblowers 89 comments
NSA Halts Collection of Americans' Emails About Foreign Targets 48 comments
NASA Delays First Flight of New SLS Rocket Until 2019 115 comments
Kill Net Neutrality and You'll Kill Us, Say 800 US Startups 309 comments
Should Banks Let Ancient Programming Language COBOL Die? 383 comments
Facebook Pledges To Crack Down on Government-led Misinformation Campaigns 108 comments
NASA Inspector Says Agency Wasted $80 Million On An Inferior Spacesuit 76 comments
Pirate Site Blockades Violate Free Speech, Mexico's Supreme Court Rules 35 comments
FCC Announces Plan To Reverse Title II Net Neutrality 202 comments
Energy Star Program For Homes And Appliances Is On Trump's Chopping Block 273 comments
The Cheap Energy Revolution Is Here, and Coal Won't Cut It 478 comments
Oregon Fines Man For Writing a Complaint Email Stating 'I Am An Engineer' 734 comments
EU Lawmakers Include Spotify and iTunes In Geoblocking Ban 74 comments
NSA's DoublePulsar Kernel Exploit a 'Bloodbath' 187 comments
Ontario Launches Universal Basic Income Pilot 524 comments
The EPA Won't Be Shutting Down Its Open Data Website After All 43 comments
CIA, FBI Launch Manhunt For WikiLeaks Source 199 comments
WikiLeaks Releases New CIA Secret: Tapping Microphones On Some Samsung TVs 100 comments
DOJ: Russian 'Superhacker' Gets 27 Years In Prison 50 comments
US Prepares Charges To Seek Arrest of WikiLeaks' Julian Assange 369 comments
Canada Rules To Uphold Net Neutrality 65 comments
FCC Takes First Step Toward Allowing More Broadcast TV Mergers 71 comments
President Trump Misses 90-Day Deadline To Appoint a Cybersecurity Team After Alleged Russian Hacking 347 comments
China To Question Apple About Live-Streaming Apps On App Store That Violate Internet Regulations 31 comments
Steve Ballmer's New Project: Find Out How the Government Spends Your Money 251 comments
Trump To Overhaul H-1B Visa Program To Encourage Hiring Americans 619 comments
Leaked Documents Reveal the Hotel Lobby's Aggressive Plan To Undermine Airbnb 122 comments
Trump Administration Kills Open.Gov, Will Not Release White House Visitor Logs 268 comments
Uber Face Fines Over Drunk Driving Complaints -- And Lost $2.8 Billion Last Year 134 comments
North Korea Parades Hybrid 'Frankenmissile', Then Fails Yet Another Missile Launch Test 296 comments
GOP Congressman Defending Privacy Vote: 'Nobody's Got To Use The Internet' 307 comments
FDA Slams St. Jude Medical For Ignoring Security Flaws In Medical Devices 30 comments
NSA-Leaking Shadow Brokers Just Dumped Its Most Damaging Release Yet 111 comments
Microsoft Says US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Requests More Than Doubled 42 comments
Apple Has a Secret Team Working On Non-Invasive Diabetes Sensors 94 comments
No More IP Addresses For Countries That Shut Down Internet Access 141 comments
VPN Providers Report Huge Increase In Downloads, Usage Since Privacy Rules Were Repealed 67 comments
Silicon Valley Kicks Off Fight On Net Neutrality 126 comments
Tennessee Could Give Taxpayers America's Fastest Internet For Free, But It Gave Comcast and AT&T $45 Million Instead 341 comments
US Dismantles Forensic Science Commission 281 comments
Sorry America, Your Taxes Aren't High 903 comments
Google Schools US Government About Gender Pay Gap 238 comments
Americans Support Letting Cities Build Their Own Broadband Networks, Pew Finds 113 comments
FCC Kills Plan To Allow Mobile Phone Conversations On Flights 99 comments
Russian Arrested in Spain 'Over US Election Hacking' 312 comments
Spyware Firms in Breach of Global Sanctions 29 comments
US Hacker Sets Off 156 Sirens At Midnight 230 comments
IRS Warns Tax Info Leaked By US Financial Aid Site 21 comments
Should The FBI Have Arrested 'The Hacker Who Hacked No One'? 227 comments
Google Accused of 'Extreme' Gender Pay Discrimination By US Labor Department 312 comments
WikiLeaks Reveals Grasshopper, the CIA's Windows Hacking Tool 87 comments
Senate Confirms Neil Gorsuch To Supreme Court 450 comments
The Cost of Drugs For Rare Diseases Is Threatening the US Health Care System 311 comments
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Plans Fast-Track Repeal of Net Neutrality 132 comments
Uber Contract 'Gibberish', Says MP Investigating Gig Economy 90 comments
London Police Ink Shadowy Deal With Industry On Website Takedowns 23 comments
Twitter Sues US Government Over Attempt To Unmask Anti-Trump Account 248 comments
Roku Has Hired a Team of Lobbyists As it Gears Up For a Net Neutrality Fight 85 comments
Amazon Will Refund Millions of Unauthorized In-App Purchases Made By Kids 49 comments
Canada's RCMP National Police Force Reveals Use of Secretive Cellphone Surveillance Technology 38 comments
Taser Offers Free Body Cameras To All US Police 82 comments
Phony VPN Services Are Cashing In On America's War On Privacy 69 comments
Bannon Loses National Security Council Role in Trump Shakeup 396 comments
'Extreme Vetting' Would Require Visitors To US To Share Contacts, Passwords 505 comments
Web Inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee Slams UK and US Net Plans 48 comments
Bill Would Stop Warrantless Border Device Searches of US Citizens 128 comments
Bitcoin Becomes Legal Payment Option In Japan, Prices Spike 77 comments
FCC Limits Order On Charter Extending Broadband Service 27 comments
Computer Programmers May No Longer Be Eligible For H-1B Visas [Update] 352 comments
This Year's H-1B Visa Applications Look A Lot Like Last Year's 310 comments
EFF Issues April Fool's Day Newsletter 21 comments
Connecticut May Become First US State To Allow Deadly Police Drones 83 comments
Trump Extends Obama Executive Order On Cyberattacks 35 comments
New UBI Program Launches In Canada To 'Define Our Future' 300 comments
Net Neutrality Is Trump's Next Target, Administration Says 136 comments
This is Why Australia Hasn't Had a Recession in Over 25 Years 115 comments
Verizon, AT&T, Comcast Say They Will Not Sell Customer Browsing Histories 125 comments
CIA Tricked Antivirus Programs, Claims WikiLeaks 94 comments
Minnesota Senate Votes To Bar Selling ISP Data 112 comments
House Approves Bill To Force Public Release of EPA Science 422 comments
AT&T Receives $6.5 Billion To Build Wireless Network For First Responders 57 comments
Publish Georgia's State Laws, You'll Get Sued For Copyright and Lose 209 comments
Will VPNs Protect Your Privacy? It's Complicated 141 comments
FCC To Halt Expansion of Broadband Subsidies For Poor People 424 comments
Two Activists Who Secretly Recorded Planned Parenthood Face 15 Felony Charges 470 comments
Activist Starts a Campaign To Buy and Publish Browsing Histories of Politicians Who Passed Anti-Privacy Law 325 comments
'No Turning Back' on Brexit as Article 50 Triggered 667 comments
Bay Area Tech Executives Indicted For H-1B Visa Fraud 253 comments
DJI Proposes New Electronic 'License Plate' For Drones 107 comments
Hong Kong Government Loses Laptops Containing Personal Data of 3.7 Million Voters 19 comments
US Congress Votes To Shred ISP Privacy Rules 547 comments
NASA Spends 72 Cents of Every SLS Dollar On Overhead Costs, Says Report 166 comments
Facebook Launches 'Town Hall' For Contacting Government Reps, Adds Local Election Reminders 69 comments
Facial Recognition Database Used By FBI Is Out of Control, House Committee Hears 90 comments
No One Knows What To Do With the International Space Station 236 comments
US Top Court Considers Changing Where Patent Cases May Be Filed 55 comments
Laptop Ban on Planes Came After Plot To Put Explosives in iPad 286 comments
London Terrorist Used WhatsApp, UK Calls For Backdoors 360 comments
Terrifying Anti-Riot Vehicle Created To Quash Any Urban Disturbance 195 comments
'Why The US Senate's Vote To Throw Out ISP Privacy Laws Isn't All Bad' 110 comments
Uber Halts Self-Driving Car Tests in Arizona After Friday Night Collision 227 comments
After Healthcare Defeat, Can The Trump Administration Fix America's H-1B Visa Program? 566 comments
T-Mobile Kicks Off Industry Robocall War With Network-Level Blocking and ID Tools 76 comments
Amazon Wins $1.5 Billion Tax Dispute Over IRS 77 comments
US Ordered 'Mandatory Social Media Check' For Visa Applicants Who Visited ISIS Territory 197 comments
Feds: We're Pulling Data From 100 Phones Seized During Trump Inauguration 233 comments
Senate Votes To Kill FCC's Broadband Privacy Rules 404 comments
SpaceX Disappointed In Lack of NASA Mars Funding; Starts Looking For Landing Sites For Its Own Mars Missions 103 comments
'Dig Once' Bill Could Bring Fiber Internet To Much of the US 174 comments
Trump Adds To NASA Budget, Approves Crewed Mission To Mars 313 comments
IBM Unveils Blockchain As a Service Based On Open Source Hyperledger Fabric Technology 42 comments
Ask Slashdot: How Does One Freely Use Bitcoin In the Land of the Free? 270 comments
Royal Jordanian Airlines Bans Use of Electronics After US Voices Security 'Concerns' 109 comments
FBI Director Comey Confirms Investigation Into Trump Campaign 537 comments
Indiana Considers Prohibiting Cities From Banning Airbnb 164 comments
Two More Executives Are Leaving Uber, Drivers May Unionize 200 comments
Apple Paid $0 In Taxes To New Zealand, Despite Sales of $4.2 Billion 448 comments
Maryland Legislator Wants To Keep State University Patents Away From Trolls 52 comments
WikiLeaks Won't Tell Tech Companies How To Patch CIA Zero-Days Until Demands Are Met 228 comments
NY Bill Would Require Removal of Inaccurate, Irrelevant Or Excessive Statements 155 comments
The US Army Finally Gets The World's Largest Laser Weapon System 130 comments
CBS Reports 'Suspicious' Cell Phone Tower Activity In Washington DC 188 comments
China's Police Will Shoot Illegal Drones With Radio-Jamming Rifles 62 comments
Bruce Schneier Calls for IoT Legislation, Argues The Internet Is Becoming One Giant Robot 85 comments
US Lawmakers Propose Minimum Seat Sizes For Airlines 266 comments
Judge Grants Search Warrant For Everyone Who Searched a Crime Victim's Name On Google 101 comments
FBI Arrests Alleged Attacker Who Tweeted Seizure-Inducing Strobe at a Writer 151 comments
A US Ally Shot Down a $200 Drone With a $3 Million Patriot Missile 318 comments
Unproven Stem Cell Treatments Blind 3 Women 108 comments
US Federal Budget Proposal Cuts Science Funding 649 comments
America May Miss Out On the Next Industrial Revolution 297 comments
NSA, DOE Say China's Supercomputing Advances Put US At Risk 130 comments
Justice Department Charging Russian Spies and Criminal Hackers in Yahoo Intrusion 57 comments
Hacking Victim Can't Sue Foreign Government For Hacking Him On US Soil, Says Court 102 comments
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Allegedly Used Email Alias As Exxon CEO 171 comments
FBI Says It Can't Release iPhone Hacking Tool Because It Might Still Be Useful 70 comments
Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft Are Helping Google Fight an Order To Hand Over Foreign Emails 67 comments
NYC Sues Verizon For Breaking Promise To Make FiOS Available To All Residents 73 comments
Facebook and Instagram Ban Developers From Using Data For Surveillance 63 comments
Online Job Sites May Block Older Workers 207 comments
The Most Striking Thing About the WikiLeaks CIA Data Dump Is How Little Most People Cared 308 comments
What The CIA WikiLeaks Dump Tells Us: Encryption Works 202 comments
Notepad++ Update Fixes 'CIA Hacking' Issue 82 comments
Backlash Builds Against Bill Gates' Call For A Robot Tax 392 comments
How The FBI Used Geek Squad To Increase Secret Public Surveillance 164 comments
Will Montana Become America's Third State To Ditch Daylight Savings Time? 228 comments
Munich's IT Lead: 'No Compelling Reason' To Switch Back To Windows From Linux 203 comments
IEEE-USA Criticizes Failure To Reform The H-!B Program 239 comments
Police Allegedly Threaten A UK Photographer With Seizure Of All His Computers 299 comments
California Says Autonomous Cars Don't Need Human Drivers 202 comments
New Bill Would Allow Employers To Demand Genetic Testing From Workers 397 comments
Intel Security Releases Detection Tool For EFI Rootkits After CIA Leak 159 comments
The SEC Just Handed Bitcoin a Huge Setback 73 comments
U.S. Jobs, Pay Show Solid Gains in Trump's First Full Month 398 comments
How Wiretaps Actually Work 519 comments
China Expresses Concern at Revelations in Wikileaks Dump of Hacked CIA Data 122 comments
FCC Investigating Coast-To-Coast 911 Outage For AT&T Wireless Users 53 comments
GOP Senators' New Bill Would Let ISPs Sell Your Web Browsing Data 300 comments
Apple Says It's Already Fixed Many WikiLeaks Security Issues 109 comments
Federal Criminal Probe Being Opened Into WikiLeaks' Publication of CIA Documents 236 comments
WikiLeaks CIA Files: The 6 Biggest Spying Secrets Revealed By the Release of 'Vault 7' 457 comments
Trump Renominates Ajit Pai For Five More Years at the FCC 57 comments
China's ZTE Pleads Guilty, Will Pay $1.19 Billion For Violating US Trade Sanctions 50 comments
WikiLeaks Reveals CIA's Secret Hacking Tools and Spy Operations 447 comments
Sprint 'Betting Big On Trump,' Could Merge With T-Mobile Or Comcast 89 comments
New York State To Launch Electric Vehicle Rebate 119 comments
The US Waged A Secret Cyber War Against North Korean Missiles 233 comments
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