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Whistle-blowing Scientists (Trying To Prevent Dangerous Products From Reaching The Market) Sue FDA For Snooping On Their Personal Email Accounts

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Last year, we wrote about the federal whistle-blowing act, which was designed to give protections to federal employees who blow the whistle on federal fraud and abuse. For reasons that still aren't clear, that bill was killed by a secret hold by either Senators Jon Kyl or Jeff Sessions. That...
Whistle-blowing Scientists (Trying To Prevent Dangerous Products From Reaching The Market) Sue FDA For Snooping On Their Personal Email Accounts

Sevarin: I'll pay taxes on anything I earned as a U.S. citizen

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Edwardo Saverin is speaking out after Sens. Chuck Schumer and Bob Casey introduced legislation that would prevent the Facebook co-founder from ever returning to the United States. Saverin, who will become astronomically wealthy on Friday after Facebook goes public, struck a nerve with the senators after he renounced his U.S....
Sevarin: I'll pay taxes on anything I earned as a U.S. citizen

Cybersecurity Bill Backers Insist This Isn't SOPA... But Is It Needed?

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Lots of folks have been waiting on the Senate's version of the cybersecurity bill that's been talked about for a while, and what's clear from the details and the press release put out by the Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee is that the folks behind this bill are bending...
Cybersecurity Bill Backers Insist This Isn't SOPA... But Is It Needed?

Senators' effort to add Internet sales tax to defense bill falls short

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An effort by three U.S. senators to add an Internet sales tax amendment to a military spending bill has failed, at least for now....
Senators' effort to add Internet sales tax to defense bill falls short

Senators, Critics: Verizon Spectrum Deals Could Hurt Competition

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Verizon Wireless' proposed purchase of unused mobile spectrum from four cable companies will reduce the incentive for the companies to compete against each other......
Senators, Critics: Verizon Spectrum Deals Could Hurt Competition

If They Can't Pass SOPA... Senators Ask FTC To Magically Stop Foreign Software Infringement

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Having failed to pass SOPA, Congress is apparently looking for other ways to keep the big copyright players happy. The latest is a letter sent by 16 senators to the FTC urging the commission to "protect American manufacturers" by cracking down on the fact that foreign companies often use unauthorized...
If They Can't Pass SOPA... Senators Ask FTC To Magically Stop Foreign Software Infringement
Internet sales tax bill is likely to pass Senate vote later this week

What will an H-1B cap hike bring to U.S.?

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Ten U.S. senators this week agreed to sponsor a bill that would allow the annual H-1B visa cap to rise to as high as 300,000, leaving opponents and some researchers concerned....
What will an H-1B cap hike bring to U.S.?

Billionaires Really Are Smarter Than The Rest Of Us, Researcher Finds

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It's common knowledge that success is two-parts hard work and one-part luck. But what about smarts? Are the world's richest people really the most intelligent people around? Pretty much, yes, according to new research by Duke University's Jonathan Wai, sent to Business Insider and first reported by CNBC's Robert Frank....
Billionaires Really Are Smarter Than The Rest Of Us, Researcher Finds

Let Congress Know That It's Time To Pass Startup Act 2.0

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For years now, we've been pointing out the ridiculous situation that the US has with denying visas to entrepreneurs. Over and over again, research has shown how skilled immigrants starting companies in the US help create new jobs. So we were excited earlier this year when plans for a Startup...
Let Congress Know That It's Time To Pass Startup Act 2.0

Startup Visa Act introduced by Senators Kerry and Lugar http://bit.ly/cRAcHh

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Startup Visa Act introduced by Senators Kerry and Lugar http://bit.ly/cRAcHh
Report: US workers may meet demand for tech industry jobs, but the pay isn't enough

Pulling An Anti-Yahoo, Congress Considers Telecommuting

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A new proposal would allow members of Congress to debate, hold meetings, and vote from their home district offices. But if Marissa Mayer thinks Yahoo is too dysfunctional for it, what would telecommuting do to the most dysfunctional workplace on Earth? Although Yahoo's Marissa Mayer is cracking down on...
Pulling An Anti-Yahoo, Congress Considers Telecommuting

Publishers Flip Out, Call Bill To Provide Open Access To Federally Funded Works A 'Boondoggle'

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A year ago, we wrote about Rep. Mike Doyle introducing an important bill to provide public access to publicly funded research. As we've been discussing for years, the academic journal business is a huge boondoggle. Unlike just about any other publication, the journals don't pay their writers (and in many...
Publishers Flip Out, Call Bill To Provide Open Access To Federally Funded Works A 'Boondoggle'

Plan for U.S. "Entrepreneur’s Visa" Moves Forward

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A bipartisan group of senators will introduce legislation Tuesday that would seek to make it easier for foreign students who hold post-graduate degrees in math, science or engineering from American colleges to remain in the U.S. after they finish their studies. The legislation would also create an entrepreneur’s visa to...
Plan for U.S. "Entrepreneur’s Visa" Moves Forward

Senators urge FTC to step up Google probe following EU's antitrust offer

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Two senators have urged the FTC to set up its investigation into Google’s alleged antitrust behaviour following a settlement offer from the European Commission earlier this week....
Senators urge FTC to step up Google probe following EU's antitrust offer

H-1B reform debate pits tech firms against veteran IT workers

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Many U.S. tech companies are pushing hard this year for an increase in the number of high-skill immigrants allowed into the country, but many veteran IT workers question their motives for wanting to increase the number of visas under the controversial H-1B program.Microsoft, IBM and recently Facebook are among...
H-1B reform debate pits tech firms against veteran IT workers

Reading - Reading - Senators moving ‘rapidly’ on #climate bill, Kerry says (Bloomberg.com) http://bit.ly/c0T0AZ

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Reading - Reading - Senators moving ‘rapidly’ on #climate bill, Kerry says (Bloomberg.com) http://bit.ly/c0T0AZ
Deter Cyber Theft Act aims to stop companies from profiting on cyber-espionage against the US

Senators to IRS: Don't snoop on taxpayers' private messages

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A dozen senators, including Democrats and Republicans, want the IRS to pledge publicly not to snoop on Americans' Twitter and Facebook messages and other correspondence without a warrant. [Read more]...
Senators to IRS: Don't snoop on taxpayers' private messages
Senate Intelligence Committee drops Zero Dark Thirty probe
Senators want to block Facebook’s Saverin from reentering the U.S

RT @TechmemeFH: Senators' letter to Facebook (The Politico) http://bit.ly/auxAMz

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RT @TechmemeFH: Senators' letter to Facebook (The Politico) http://bit.ly/auxAMz

Wickr email app: military-grade, secure, biodegradable, and completely useless?

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I don’t know about you, but I have always wanted “secure, military grade communications.” Not that I want to do anything mind-bogglingly stupid Anthony Wiener-style, or that I’m planning the imminent violent overthrow of western civilization. Mainly just because it sounds cool. That’s the promise of new iPhone app Wickr, which...
Wickr email app: military-grade, secure, biodegradable, and completely useless?

Would you give an employer your Facebook password? | Poll

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US senators are calling for a government investigation into firms' growing practice of demanding Facebook passwords of prospective employees. Would you share your password to help get a job?...
Would you give an employer your Facebook password? | Poll
Senators Propose Visa Just For Entrepreneurs. Good Luck With That.

Three More Senators Join Public Option Effort

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Three More Senators Join Public Option Effort

Rather Than Pressuring The ITC Over Key Patent Cases, Congress Should Fix A Broken Patent System

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For years we've talked about how many patent holders these days have two cracks at anyone they accuse of infringing: through the courts and then separately through the ITC, which can issue an injunction (but not monetary awards) that block a product made elsewhere from entering the US. The ITC...
Rather Than Pressuring The ITC Over Key Patent Cases, Congress Should Fix A Broken Patent System

Senate Vote Shows Support for Internet Sales Tax

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The U.S. Senate on Friday previewed how it might vote on legislation that would make online retailers pay out-of-state sales tax. Senators voted 75-24 for a non-binding amendment to budget plans, as a way to test support for the proposed Marketplace Fairness Act....
Senate Vote Shows Support for Internet Sales Tax

Senators: Why Is Everyone So Worked Up About Verizon Spying? We've All Known About It Since 2007

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Towards the end of my piece this morning about the administration's ridiculous response to the leaked evidence and confirmation that the NSA is scooping up every single phone record (confirmed from Verizon at least, though you can assume it applies to everyone else as well) was a quick note mentioning...
Senators: Why Is Everyone So Worked Up About Verizon Spying? We've All Known About It Since 2007
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