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Leahy courts Google for support of anti-piracy bill

Feb 10, 2011
There's a hearing coming up next Wednesday in the Senate on the issue of piracy. CNET is reporting that Senator Pat Leahy (D-VT) is attempting to...
Posted In: COICA, Google, government, Law

Three people involved in Wikileaks ask court not to force Twitter to give up information

Feb 9, 2011
Is Wikileaks a criminal conspiracy or a political discussion? That seems to be at the heart of a debate over whether Twitter should be forced to g...
Posted In: government, Law, privacy, wikileaks, world

Pot smoking on Capitol Hill

Feb 8, 2011
Washington's army of lobbyists is joined by a new special interest, the National Cannabis Industry Association.
Posted In: Law

Countries with short web suffixes are making money

Feb 7, 2011
Commercials for the web hosting company GoDaddy are weird enough already (they try to be sexy but just end up hostile and confusing) (insert...
Posted In: business, domains, government, Law, world

Internet back on in Egypt

Feb 2, 2011
Reports are coming in that all major internet service providers are reconnected in Egypt and things are flowing once again. But the Washington Pos...
Posted In: Egypt, Google, government, Law, Twitter, world

Grease collectors spar over used cooking oil

Feb 2, 2011
Lawsuits and accusations of theft fly in battle over who has rights to used cooking oil from many Atlanta restaurants. The grease is increasingly re-sold to make alternative fuel.
Posted In: Food, Law

Senator wants U.S. president to have kill switch power

Jan 31, 2011
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said on Friday she's going to re-introduce a bill that would give the President the power to shut off the internet....
Posted In: Egypt, government, kill switch, Law, security

FBI is looking for Anonymous in the U.S.

Jan 28, 2011
After 5 people associated with Anonymous were arrested in the UK, the FBI announced Thursday they've got 40 search warrants for people in the US...
Posted In: anonymous, FBI, government, Law, security, Web Culture

Department of Justice calls for reform on ISP data retention

Jan 26, 2011
Right now, internet service providers hold on to data logs for about 90 days before its deleted. To compile and archive records of who connected...
Posted In: government, ISPs, Law, policy, privacy

'Poison pill' tactic used to fend off hostile takeover

Jan 22, 2011
Two companies are currently in a legal battle that could dramatically alter the way publicly traded companies change hands in the U.S. One company is using the "poison pill" tactic, which increases the number of shares to make a takeover prohibitively expensive.
Posted In: Law, Mergers and Acquisitions

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