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Firstpost Explains: How Indians will benefit from US legislation to lift country-specific caps on green cards
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Firstpost Explains: How Indians will benefit from US legislation to lift country-specific caps on green cards

Much to the delight of Indian professionals, US lawmakers on 10 July passed a bill to lift the current seven per cent country- cap for the issue of green cards.

Former Facebook security chief Alex Stamos urges CEO Mark Zuckerberg to step down
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Former Facebook security chief Alex Stamos urges CEO Mark Zuckerberg to step down

Stamos, who left the company in 2018, even suggested Microsoft President Brad Smith as Zuck's replacement.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg offers Microsoft President Brad Smith a job: Report
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg offers Microsoft President Brad Smith a job: Report

Mark Zuckerberg is usually said to seek advice from Microsoft co-founder, philanthropist Bill Gates.

Microsoft announces plans to continue supporting and working with the US military
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Microsoft announces plans to continue supporting and working with the US military

Microsoft says that it will extend its more than 40-year relationship with US Department of Defense.

Microsoft calls for regulations to limit use of facial recognition technology
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Microsoft calls for regulations to limit use of facial recognition technology

Microsoft's Brad Smith said regulation of facial recognition technology is the need of the hour.

Microsoft launches $25 million initiative to use artificial intelligence in bettering technology for people with disabilities
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Microsoft launches $25 million initiative to use artificial intelligence in bettering technology for people with disabilities

The conference and the new initiative offer Microsoft an opportunity to emphasize its philosophy of building artificial intelligence for social good.

Top tech companies state that they will not assist any government in conducting offensive cyber attacks, sign pledge
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Top tech companies state that they will not assist any government in conducting offensive cyber attacks, sign pledge

The Cybersecurity Tech Accord signed by these companies vows to protect all customers from attacks regardless of geopolitical or criminal motive.

Microsoft turns to Linux for improving security of internet-connected computing devices
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Microsoft turns to Linux for improving security of internet-connected computing devices

Microsoft once deemed the free, open-source Linux system as a threat to its intellectual property, but has changed its approach in recent years.

Microsoft pledges $50 million over the next five years to expand its 'AI for Earth' programme
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Microsoft pledges $50 million over the next five years to expand its 'AI for Earth' programme

Microsoft rolled out the AI for Earth programme with an aim to put the power of artificial intelligence towards tackling environmental challenges.

Microsoft and Facebook complete 6,430 kilometer long transatlantic Marea subsea cable project
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Microsoft and Facebook complete 6,430 kilometer long transatlantic Marea subsea cable project

North Virginia is Microsoft's main internet data cente. The subsea cable connection will serve cross-border data flow between two continents, the US and Europe.

Tim Cook joins 300 tech leaders to show support for the DACA programme
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Tim Cook joins 300 tech leaders to show support for the DACA programme

After reports surfaced that the Trump administration was considering bringing the DACA programme to an end, nearly 300 tech leaders signed a letter.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella criticises Donald Trump's stance to roll back DACA programme
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella criticises Donald Trump's stance to roll back DACA programme

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith have criticised the presidential stance on the Barack Obama established DACA programme.

Microsoft announces initiative to bring high-speed internet to rural Americans
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Microsoft announces initiative to bring high-speed internet to rural Americans

To start, Microsoft will commit to a five-year effort to bring broadband connectivity to 2 million underserved rural Americans.

International friendlies: Brazil expecting 'great game' against Australia, says Philippe Coutinho
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International friendlies: Brazil expecting 'great game' against Australia, says Philippe Coutinho

Brazil lost to a Gabriel Mercado goal against Argentina at the MCG, in a match where they lost mercurial forward Gabriel Jesus to an injury.

Donald Trump withdraws from Paris accord: Top executives slam decision, say climate change is real
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Donald Trump withdraws from Paris accord: Top executives slam decision, say climate change is real

"Disappointed with today's decision. Google will keep working hard for a cleaner, more prosperous future for all," Google's CEO Sundar Pichai said

Microsoft donates $5 million to United Nations Human rights office
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Microsoft donates $5 million to United Nations Human rights office

Microsoft's funds will go towards helping the U.N. agency develop and make better use of technology in its human rights work as part of a five-year partnership.

Microsoft pushes for H1B visa fee to be hiked to $10k
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Microsoft pushes for H1B visa fee to be hiked to $10k

In a proposal that will hit Indian IT companies the most, Microsoft Corporation has suggested a whopping fee of $10,000 (over Rs 5 lakh) for a new category of H1B visas and $15,000 (more than Rs 7.5 lakh) for a Green Card.

Microsoft pushes for H1B visa fee to be hiked to $10k
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Microsoft pushes for H1B visa fee to be hiked to $10k

In a proposal that will hit Indian IT companies the most, Microsoft Corporation has suggested a whopping fee of $10,000 (over Rs 5 lakh) for a new category of H1B visas and $15,000 (more than Rs 7.5 lakh) for a Green Card.

Microsoft Top Lawyer Urges Law To Protect 'Cloud'
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Microsoft Top Lawyer Urges Law To Protect 'Cloud'

Companies building massive amounts of remote storage for data should be upfront with consumers about how their data in the cloud might be used.