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  • Detroit wants its own high-tech visa

    Detroit, a city in bankruptcy and dealing with a shrinking population, hopes to turn itself around with the help of 50,000 employment-based green cards.

  • Texas drone bill sparks a battle

    The battle to find a balance between privacy concerns and the beneficial use of drones for commercial and law enforcement purposes is in sharp focus in a bill that's winding its way through the Texas legislature.

  • House set to vote again on STEM visas

    For a second time in as many months, U.S. House Republicans will try to win approval of legislation to issue up to 55,000 so STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) visas to students who earn advanced degrees at U.S. universities.

  • E-Verify needs to be improved, Obama says

    The Internet-based E-Verify employment eligibility system can be an important enforcement tool in the fight against illegal immigration, but only if it can be made error-free and reliable, President Obama said on Wednesday.

  • California looks to protect smart meter data

    California's Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has proposed a new set of rules for protecting the security and privacy of consumer data collected by the state's utility companies via new <a href="">smart metering technology</a> .

  • NRC tapping tech for better analysis of nuclear accidents

    Long before the nuclear disaster in Japan began unfolding this week, scientists in the U.S. have been trying to gain a better and more realistic picture of precisely what would happen if a similar accident occurred in this country.

  • DHS seeks systems for covert body scans, documents show

    Documents obtained Tuesday by the Electronic Privacy Information Center suggest that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has signed contracts for the development of mobile and static systems that can be used scan pedestrians and people at rail and bus stations and special event venues -- apparently at times without their knowledge.