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Privacy bill hits the house

Apr 14, 2011
Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) introduced a privacy bill on Wednesday - a day after Sens. Kerry and McCain introduced their online privacy bill. In a...
Posted In: Congress, do not track, FTC, House, privacy

Bill will stop tax-free online purchases

Apr 12, 2011
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is expected to introduce a bill after tax day that would change how you buy stuff over the Internet. The bill is called...
Posted In: Amazon, Congress

D-block gets hearing tomorrow

Apr 11, 2011
House Communications subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden will head a hearing tomorrow about how spectrum can be used in support of public safety....
Posted In: Congress, spectrum

Budget deal averts government shutdown

Apr 9, 2011
A last-minute budget deal late Friday narrowly averted a government shutdown that would have snarled financial operations for government agencies...
Posted In: budget, Congress

Blumenthal sends letter of concern about Epsilon data breach

Apr 7, 2011
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) sent Attorney General Eric Holder a letter asking for an investigation into the Epsilon data breach that resulted...
Posted In: Best Buy, Congress, hacking, Target

Lots of folks in Washington not too sure about AT&T and T-Mobile

Mar 21, 2011
Not surprisingly, public interest groups are not excited about the AT&T-Mobile news. Public Knowledge President Gigi Sohn said last night "We...
Posted In: AT&T, business, Congress, T-Mobile

Cybersecurity at the House

Mar 16, 2011
The House Committee on Homeland Security holds a hearing at 10am Eastern called "Examining the Cyber Threat to Critical Infrastructure and the...
Posted In: Congress, cybercrime, Law, security

Online privacy hearing today

Mar 16, 2011
The Senate Commerce Committee holds a hearing today at 10am Eastern on the State of Online Consumer Privacy. Committee Chairman John Rockefeller (D...
Posted In: Congress, government, Law, Microsoft, privacy

Lots of fuss about the D-block

Mar 3, 2011
We're coming up on the 10 year anniversary of September 11th, and there's still a lot of squabbling about creating a separate network for public...
Posted In: at&t, Congress, government, Law, spectrum, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon

U.S. puts Chinese search engine on "notorious" list

Mar 1, 2011
The U.S. Trade Representative's office released a list Monday of "notorious markets" for counterfeit goods. At the top, China's search engine Baidu...
Posted In: China, Congress, government, Law, security, world

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