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Trump Administration Sued Over Phone Searches at U.S. Border

The Trump administration is increasingly allowing federal border agents to seize and search -- sometimes violently -- the mobile phones and laptops of thousands of U.S. citizens and lawful immigrants as they enter the country, two advocacy groups said in a lawsuit.

Mueller Left Millions in Salary, Speeches to Lead Russia Probe

Robert Mueller and top members of his team investigating Russia’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 election left private practices where they made millions of dollars representing clients including Apple Inc., Facebook Inc. and the National Football League, according to new financial disclosure forms.

France and Germany Plan Tax Crackdown on U.S. Tech Giants

France is working with Germany and other partners to plug loopholes that have allowed U.S. tech giants like Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Apple Inc., Facebook Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. to minimize taxes and grab market share in Europe at the expense of the continent’s own companies.

Trump Administration Tapping Tech CEOs for STEM Policy Approach

White House officials including Ivanka Trump have begun an outreach campaign to major technology, business and education leaders including Laurene Powell Jobs and Apple’s Tim Cook for advice on shaping funding approaches to science, technology, engineering and math education in U.S. public schools.

Mobile-Phone Privacy Case Draws U.S. Supreme Court Scrutiny

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to take up a major constitutional test of digital privacy, agreeing to consider whether prosecutors need a warrant to obtain mobile-phone tower records that show someone’s location over days or even months.

Uber, Starbucks and Twitter Have Plans to Get British Youth Voting

Mobile-phone text prompts while you wait for your Uber. Election chat over a cappuccino. Uber Technologies Inc., Starbucks Corp. and Twitter Inc. have joined forces to get British youngsters to take part in the June 8 general election, even if it means they might vote for the candidate that wants to tax them the most.

DHS Head Backs Phone Searches of Those Entering U.S. at Airports

The Department of Homeland Security will continue searching the mobile phones and electronic devices of travelers at U.S. airports, the agency’s leader said as lawmakers of both parties questioned whether the anti-terrorism tool is unlawfully intrusive.

Tech’s Agenda in Trump’s Washington: QuickTake Scorecard

As a candidate for president, Donald Trump made reference to "the cyber" and suggested he might talk to Bill Gates about "closing that internet up" to terrorists recruiting via social media. He doesn’t use e-mail or a computer, despite a lively interest in tweeting. Internet companies heavily favored Democrat Hillary Clinton with their political donations. Now Trump and the tech industry are making an uneasy peace and exploring whether they can work together. Here is some of what the tech crowd

Phonemakers Asked to Alter Devices to Cut Driver Distraction

U.S. highway safety officials called on smartphone makers to add features that would keep motorists from using functions linked to a surge in deaths due to distracted driving, a proposal that drew immediate opposition from the electronics industry.

Trump Says Bill Gates, Apple’s Cook Both Contacted Him: NYT

President-elect Donald Trump says Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Apple CEO Tim Cook have called him, according to New York Times reporters on Twitter. NOTE: Trump is meeting with journalists at New York Times office who are reporting his comments on Twitter NOTE: Cook attended California Bay Area fundraisers for Hillary Clinton Related: Clinton Raises California Cash from Hollywood and Tech Luminaries

Snowden Leaks Caused ‘Tremendous Damage,’ House Panel Says

Edward Snowden caused “tremendous damage to national security” by revealing “secrets that protect American troops overseas and secrets that provide vital defenses against terrorists and nation-states,” according to a new congressional report.

U.S. Treasury Targets Foreign Tax Credit Use Amid EU’s Probes

The U.S. Treasury Department took fresh steps on Thursday to curb tax avoidance by multinational corporations, announcing new curbs on a loophole through which companies artificially use credits for foreign taxes they pay to improperly lower their U.S. tax bills.