The tragi-comedy that is the extended US presidential election campaign has taken two turns into technological territory. First, the trivial. As reported by The Hill, last week’s debate among Republican candidates for the presidency offered the WiFi password “StopHillary” to members of the press. The Democratic debate on Saturday raised the tone by offering the password “13MillionNewJobs”, a reference to President Obama’s time in office. From a technical standpoint, the Democratic password is more secure: it’s longer and mixes numerals and letters, getting it a little closer to the correcthorsebatterystaple ideal. On the second and more serious note, leading Republican candidate Ted Cruz has announced an immigration policy that calls for a review of the United States’ H-1B visa. The H-1B visa is a Silicon Valley favourite, because it allows companies to bring in workers from offshore for up to six years.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Register