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US tech giants campaign against government snooping

Source: Politics Balla | Dec 9 2013, 9:44am CST | by IANS

Washington, Dec 9 (IANS) Overcoming their rivalries, eight US tech giants have joined hands to launch a public campaign asking the Obama administration and the US Congress to put a check on government surveillance through internet.
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The Highest-Paid Female CEOs Still Make Millions Less Than Their Male Counterparts

Jun 9 2014 7:55am CDT | Source: ThinkProgress

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer CREDIT: AP/Peter Kramer Among the 200 best-paid chief executives in the country, just 11 are women, according to a data analysis conducted for the New York Times. That figure means women make up just 5.5 percent of the highest paid CEOs. And to make matters worse, they appear to earn less. Overall, women make up just 48 of the chief executives at the country’s 1,000 largest companies, or 4.8 percent. They are less than 15 percent of executive of ...
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Silicon Valley To Congress: Pass Real NSA Reform Now

Jun 5 2014 12:16pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Nothing unites foes like a common enemy, and the tech world has found theirs. One year after Edward Snowden's leak of National Security Agency documents, tech titans Tim Cook, Marissa Mayer, Larry Page and Mark Zucherburg, among others, sent the Senate a co-authored letter requesting a tougher version of the bill that would reform the NSA. The USA Freedom Act, which was proposed as a way to l ...
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The Fight Over Silicon Valley’s Congressional Seat Is All About Money

Jun 4 2014 1:13pm CDT | Source: ThinkProgress

CREDIT: Screenshot of Ro Khanna campaign video Veteran congressman Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA) and his tech company-backed challenger, Ro Khanna, both garnered enough votes Tuesday night to advance to the general election. That means several more months of fundraising in what’s become an exorbitantly expensive fight to conquer the shifting political character of Silicon Valley. Khanna, an intellectual property attorney, raised nearly $2.5 million in the primary and won the suppo ...
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Ro Khanna Secures Spot In Race Against Mike Honda

Jun 4 2014 1:08am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Ro Khanna, the Democratic attorney and former Obama trade official vying for veteran Rep. Mike Honda's (D-Calif.) House seat, has secured a spot in the general election, the Associated Press reports. Under California's primary system, the top two finishers in each race advance to the general election, regardless of party affiliation. The new system has opened up the field to intraparty fights like the one in California's 17th District. As a result, Honda and Khanna will fac ...
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