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[TechRepublic] McCain vs. Obama: Who would be better for tech?

November 03, 2008

McCain vs. Obama: Who would be better for tech?

Tech Sanity Check

From Net Neutrality to H-1B visas to data privacy and other economic and policy issues, the next U.S. president will influence many important developments in the technology industry. See what we know about the stances of Barack Obama and John McCain on tech issues.

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