Stories by Patrick Thibodeau

New Senate bill seeks sweeping H-1B changes

Among many other provisions, the legislation "explicitly prohibits" the replacement of American workers by visa holders.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau20 Jan. 17 12:27

Trump turns to H-1B advocates for advice

President-elect Trump has assembled a 16-member team of CEO-level executives to advise him on job creation, including many from firms that send jobs overseas.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau19 Jan. 17 22:00

Obamacare repeal could hurt the gig economy

If the Affordable Care Act is repealed without a replacement healthcare plan, freelance, independent or contract workers who make up the gig economy could be hit.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau18 Jan. 17 22:06

Will Trump's policies increase IT employment?

The number of IT jobs shrank in 2016 compared to the year before, most analysts believe, although they differ on specifics and the reasons why. This year's IT jobs outlook varies widely.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau13 Jan. 17 22:00

FTC sets $25,000 prize for automatic IoT patching

The tool, at minimum, will “help protect consumers from security vulnerabilities caused by out-of-date software,” said the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau04 Jan. 17 22:00

Facing layoff at Carnival, IT employee makes bold counteroffer

In early December, Carnival Corp. told about 200 IT employees that the company was transferring their work to Capgemini, a large IT outsourcing firm. The employees had a choice: Either agree to take a job with the contractor or leave without severance.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau24 Dec. 16 07:12

Trump threatens electronic rights, EFF warns

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is advising the tech sector to use end-to-end encryption for every transaction by default, and to scrub logs.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau22 Dec. 16 21:58

IEEE-USA wants Trump to end H-1B lottery

The IEEE-USA intends to urge President-elect Donald Trump to quickly replace the random H-1B lottery with a system that gives priority to companies that pay the best wages.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau09 Dec. 16 06:16