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Only in the USA: ISPs get tax dollars to build weak...

Americans overwhelmingly supported broadband privacy rules, so Congress repealed them. Net neutrality rules enjoy broad bipartisan support, so the FCC plans to revoke them.Now there's a new survey showing that more than 70 percent of Americans think...

T-Mobile dominates spectrum auction, will boost LTE network across US

Dish, Comcast, and US Cellular also bought plenty of 600MHz spectrum.

COTTON USA partners with world leading university to support future textile...

11th APRIL 2017, London – COTTON USA is pleased to announce that it is collaborating with one of the world’s leading universities for textiles innovation and design to encourage future industry professionals to innovatively use U.S. cotton.
In partnership with Loughborough University, COTTON USA has launched its first Innovation Competition especially designed to support and showcase the future talent of the interior, fashion and textiles industries.COTTON USA’s Innovation Competition will run in partnership with the... Source: RealWire

Colossal review: Everyone has a monster, most aren’t this fun

Anne Hathaway + kaiju monster = awesome film (though in ways you may not expect).

Go!Foton Corporation has joined the global industry specialist Broadband Forum

Anaheim, California, USA - Go!Foton Corporation, a global leader in manufacturing innovative optical connectivity solutions, has joined global industry specialist Broadband Forum.

This will enable Go!Foton to contribute to the evolution of fiber connectivity in Central Offices and Data Centers worldwide where these require the support of next generation services such as c-RAN Cloud Radio Access Network.In joining the Broadband Forum, Go!Foton will be working with some of the world’s major carriers, vendors and test... Source: RealWire

Trump ‘actively’ considering new H-1B spouse work rule

President Donald Trump’s administration has decided to “actively reconsider” an Obama-era rule allowing certain H-1B spouses to hold jobs, according to court documents filed Monday.
It is asking the court to give it until September to consider changing the H-4 work authorization rule.This is becoming a high-stakes case for approximately 180,000 spouses of H-1B visa holders who gained the right to work in 2014.

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The motion was filed in a Washington federal appellate court, under the case name Save Jobs USA, in a case brought by former Southern California Edison (SCE) IT workers.

These workers trained visa-holding replacements in 2015 before losing their jobs.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Judge steams as Uber exec withholds documents and pleads the 5th

“Mr. Levandowski has got himself in a fix.”

How teachers see the classroom redefined by the cloud

Everyplace becomes a learning space with cloud technology.

Broadband Forum’s annual awards and elections announced, along with new project...

Top accolades given to individuals helping to accelerate the Forum’s Broadband 20/20 vision Chicago, USA, 28 March 2017: Two Distinguished Fellow Awards, which recognize individuals who have significantly contributed to the direction and success of broadband development and to the delivery of Broadband 20/20, were among the accolades presented during the Broadband Forum quarterly meeting in Chicago.

The first went to Barbara Stark, of AT&T – the first woman to receive the award – who... Source: RealWire

USA can afford golf for Trump. Can’t afford .com for FBI...

So guess what spoofers are doing with the fake site? Yup – getting dupes to log in InfraGard.org is supposed to be on of the United States' defences against online criminals.

But the FBI-led service is currently the subject of a typosquatting and email attack that could see organisations seeking protection instead send their personal data straight to parties unknown.…

TSA explains why it won’t allow electronics on some USA-bound flights

Terrorist groups may be "smuggling explosive devices in consumer items."

ISPs say your Web browsing and app usage history isn’t “sensitive”

ISP lobby groups make case against the FCC’s broadband privacy rules.