U.S. Tech Industry Warns Obama To Leave Encryption Alone

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON, June 9 (Reuters) – Top U.S. tech companies are warning the Obama administration against imposing new policies that the companies say would weaken increasingly sophisticated encryption systems designed to protect consumers’ privacy. In a strongly worded letter to President Barack Obama on Monday, two industry associations representing major software and hardware companies said, “We are opposed

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House Rep Says Congress Uses Tech Like The DMV, But Should Be Like Uber

Interacting with Congress has more in common with going to the DMV than opening an Uber app. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wa.) thinks that’s a problem. The chair of the House Republican Conference told the 2015 Personal Democracy Forum in New York City on Friday that the Congress of the future will embrace technology the same way the private sector

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Virginia Tech Coach Is A Good Sport About Reading Mean Tweets

Buzz Williams may have lost 22 games in his first season as the basketball coach at Virginia Tech, but he certainly didn’t lose his sense of humor. In a video he posted Monday, Williams takes a page from “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and reads “mean tweets” about himself. Some are mean, all right: “He’s got the fattest neck I’ve ever seen.”

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The Stats On Women In Tech Are Actually Getting Worse

Google just hired Ruth Porat, a former Morgan Stanley executive, to be its chief financial officer, and is paying her a reported $70 million. You’d think that’s a sign that things are looking up for women in the tech industry. Not quite. The percentage of computing jobs held by women has actually fallen over the past 23 years, according to

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