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Tech Leaders Object to DHS Proposal to Collect Social Media Passwords of Travelers

A coalition led by the Center for Democracy and Technology has stepped forward to oppose a proposal by the Department of Homeland Security to require that non-citizens provide their social media passwords when entering the country . The Letter The undersigned coalition of human rights and civil liberties organizations, trade associations, and experts in security,…

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Silicon Beach Unites in Opposition to Muslim Travel Ban

More than 300 Silicon Beach business leaders have signed a letter to President Trump urging him to rescind his controversial executive order temporarily barring entry to travelers from seven predominately Muslim countries. The letter was initiated by a group of female entrepreneurs in Los Angeles including VCs Dana Settle, co-founder and partner at Greycroft Partners,…

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Tech v Trump: 127 Tech Companies File Amicus Brief on Muslim Travel Ban

Fifty-four days of their summit with President-elect Trump at Trump Tower, the tech industry has unified in opposition to President Trump’s “Muslim Travel Ban” executive order and filed an amicus brief supporting the Washington Attorney General’s challenge to the Executive Order.  The brief is supported by 127 companies from Apple to Zynga (although the list oddly…

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Silicon Valley Expresses Concern, Outrage Over Muslim Travel Ban

Silicon Valley Expresses Concern, Outrage Over Muslim Travel Ban President Donald Trump’s Executive Order barring entry by foreign nationals from designated majority Muslim countries sparked widespread protests and has been temporarily stayed by the courts. The Executive Order also elicited a strong outcry from Silicon Valley and tech companies which rely heavily on foreign talent in…