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The Verge:
How the H-1B visa program has become a gateway for companies to replace US tech staff with foreign workers earning less and receiving fewer benefits   —  In the summer of 2014, Craig Diangelo thought he was on the path to an easy retirement.  A veteran of the tech industry, Diangelo got his start as a Cobalt programmer in the 1970s.
Apr 23, 2017, 12:10 AMIn context
The Verge:
JetSmarter, “Uber for private jets”, faces member pushback over perk changes, price increases, non-disparagement clause, as it struggles with its cost structure   —  Tim Martz made his fortune in broadcast radio, but even as a wealthy man, the price of chartering a private jet always stung a bit.
Apr 2, 2017, 10:00 PMIn context
Colin Lecher / The Verge:
New FCC Chairman Ajit Pai confirms the agency has closed inquiries into sponsored data offerings by T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, and Comcast   —  Under recently departed chief Tom Wheeler, the FCC opened inquiries into how companies might be using free data programs, which allow customers …
Feb 3, 2017, 3:50 PMIn context
Colin Lecher / The Verge:
Report: Donald Trump is still using his unsecured Android phone to tweet while watching TV in the evenings, despite protests by aides   —  Donald Trump's long-held Android phone is a security nightmare for a high-level politician, but according to a report from the New York Times …
Jan 25, 2017, 1:40 PMIn context
Colin Lecher / The Verge:
Donald Trump to hold meetings on a “regular basis” with private sector firms focusing on cybersecurity preparedness, organized by Rudy Giuliani   —  President-elect Donald Trump's administration will hold private industry meetings on cybersecurity preparedness, led by Rudy Giuliani …
Jan 12, 2017, 11:45 AMIn context
Colin Lecher / The Verge:
House committee publishes report urging Congress to pass legislation to regulate cell surveillance devices like Stingrays   —  A bipartisan House Oversight and Government Reform Committee report released today urges Congress to pass legislation to regulate cell-site simulation surveillance devices like the Stingray.
Dec 19, 2016, 2:00 PMIn context
Colin Lecher / The Verge:
Facebook was a Geofeedia customer before cutting ties with the surveillance firm following ACLU's report, saying the firm was non-compliant with Facebook's ToS   —  When it was revealed that police used Geofeedia to track protesters, Facebook cut off access to its data.  But Facebook was a Geofeedia customer too.
Oct 19, 2016, 3:45 PMIn context
Colin Lecher / The Verge:
The FBI, without public debate, has led a local police effort in gathering over 430K iris scans of arrestees in CA, TX, and MO, calls it a “pilot program”   —  As a modestly sized department — policing 2 million citizens with just over 1,800 sworn officers …
Jul 13, 2016, 4:00 PMIn context
Colin Lecher / The Verge:
Yahoo publishes three FBI national security letters previously under gag order from 2013 and 2015, making it one of the first companies to do so   —  Yahoo has just published three national security letters, controversial government demands for information usually accompanied by a gag order and rarely made public.
Jun 1, 2016, 5:15 PMIn context
Colin Lecher / The Verge:
Tech:NYC, a new tech industry lobbying group, launches, with Fred Wilson and Tim Armstrong as co-chairs and members including Google, Facebook, and Uber   —  Google, Facebook, Uber, and others join new NYC tech industry lobbying group  —  A new, New York City-based technology advocacy group has launched …
May 2, 2016, 10:05 PMIn context

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