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Verizon’s $70 gigabit Internet is half the price of older 750Mbps...

FiOS customers on 750Mbps plan will get speed boost and automatic price cut.

Russian man receives longest-ever prison sentence in the US for hacking

A 32-year-old Russian hacker was sentenced to 27 years in prison in the U.S. for stealing millions of payment card details from businesses by infecting their point-of-sale systems with malware.The sentence is the longest ever handed out in the U.S. ...

To keep EpiPen sales up, Mylan threatened states, sued making bogus...

When states tried to cut health costs, the infamous drug company leapt to action.

10 best cities for women in tech

Despite increasing media attention and awareness, the gender pay gap is widening across the U.S., according to new research from financial services research and advisory firm SmartAsset.

The pay gap between men and women isn't as pronounced in tech ...

Underdog team wins millions in competition to make real-life tricorder

Family-based team’s design beat out tough competition for Star Trek-inspired win.

Washington state’s new 8 megawatt-hour flow battery is the largest of...

Chemistry honed in a national lab powers largest flow battery in North America.

Ajit Pai says broadband market too competitive for strict privacy rules

FCC Chair ignores lack of home Internet competition in argument against privacy rules.

Taser stuns law enforcement world, offers free body cameras to all...

Company also changes name to Axon to reflect its primary body-camera product.

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

Ceiling-fan efficiency provokes 1st lawsuit against Trump Energy Secretary

Energy standards for a variety of commercial equipment were approved by Obama’s DOE.

Russia’s hack of State Department was “hand-to-hand” combat

State-sponsored hackers are going increasingly brazen and confrontational.

DOJ warns companies seeking H-1B visas: Don’t discriminate against US citizens

Agency could shift focus from discrimination against immigrants to US workers.