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  • White House making it easier to get an L-1 visa

    The White House has released a memo intended to give clarity over how businesses may use the temporary L-1 work visa, a document derided by critics of the H-1B visa.

  • Unlocked HTC One M9 smartphone to sell for $649

    HTC's flagship One M9 smartphone will be available in the U.S. from Friday, with an unlocked version selling for US$649.

  • IoT could help give your local area its own power grid

    The Internet of Things is mostly about achieving greater scale, but in the case of an upcoming demonstration project, it will show how electrical grids can work at a smaller scale.

  • Microsoft brings Node.js debugging to Visual Studio

    With NTVS (Node.js Tools 1.0 for Visual Studio) released Wednesday, Microsoft is enabling its Windows software development platform for use as a Node.js IDE.

  • The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, March 16

    Facebook accused of stealing data center plan...States object to Radio Shack sale of personal data...EU to probe e-commerce companies...and more tech news.

  • Coalition and Labor push through data retention

    The government’s data retention bill has successfully made it through the Senate, with the Coalition, Labor and the Palmer United Party’s Dio Wang voting for the legislation.

  • About 25 US states oppose sale of RadioShack's customer data

    Several state consumer protection agencies in the U.S. have joined the state of Texas in objecting in bankruptcy court to the proposed sale by RadioShack of personal information of its customers.

  • NSW Electoral Commission defends iVote system

    The NSW Electoral Commission has responded to allegations that votes submitted to iVote may have been affected by a server vulnerability by saying the claims were overstated.

  • Government urged to consult on anti-piracy scheme

    The Internet Society of Australia and industry group Communications Alliance have urged caution on the government's new anti-piracy scheme. Under the government's plan, ISPs can be compelled to block websites associated with copyright infringement.

  • Foxconn to enter information security realm with joint venture

    Foxconn Technology Group isn't satisfied with just making iPhones, and plans to break into the information security market through an upcoming joint venture.

  • Facebook's Like button can still easily be gamed

    Facebook's Like button is a pervasive feature of the Web, a way to gauge the popularity of a website or piece of content. But researchers have found it's easy to inflate the numbers, undermining its value as an accurate measure of popularity.

  • More government sites should be API-enabled, says open data advocate

    More Australian government departments and agencies should make APIs available so that people can discover information faster, according to open government advocate Pia Waugh.

  • FTC says it did not go easy on Google in search probe

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said its decision not to prosecute Google over its search practices was in line with the recommendations of its staff.

  • Baird govt promises $300 million for NSW eHealth

    The Liberal government in New South Wales has pledged more investment in eHealth if re-elected on Satuday.

  • WhatsApp not as open as Messenger to outside developers

    Facebook-owned WhatsApp, the popular mobile messaging and calling service, has no immediate plans to offer tools to outside developers to let them build services on top of it.

  • Copyright crackdown: Government introduces website-blocking bill

    The government has introduced a bill that will allow copyright holders to apply for court orders forcing ISPs to block access to pirate websites.

  • Fujitsu develops thin, solar-powered IoT beacon

    In a move that could help spread IoT (Internet of Things) devices, Fujitsu has developed a thin, flexible IoT beacon that can send out location and ID information to smartphones and other mobile devices.

  • In brief: Webroot appoints new APAC managing director

    Security vendor Webroot has appointed Robbie Upcroft as its Asia Pacific managing director. He replaced Crispin Kerr who has left the company.

  • TPP: Australia pushes against ISDS in trade agreement, WikiLeaks reveals

    Australia appears to be the lone holdout – for now – to a key section of the Trans-Pacific Partnership that details how multinational companies could take legal actions against governments over decisions they consider detrimental to their interests.

  • Egyptian company says rogue Google SSL certificates were a mistake

    An Egyptian company that created unauthorized digital certificates for several Google domains said Wednesday it made a mistake and acted quickly when the error became known.