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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

Verizon comes out swinging on net neutrality

Jan 21, 2011
Long after the sun swallows the earth and then collapses into itself becoming a black hole that sucks all matter and light into it, we will still...
Posted In: government, Law, policy, Verizon

Geek Chow: Facebook, Google, and Yahoo to change the way they run web addresses. For a day.

Jan 14, 2011
It seems we're running out of web addresses and unless something is done, we'll have used them all up by November. Not URLs, mind you, there are...
Posted In: business, Facebook, geek chow, Google, policy, Yahoo

Phones in prisons

Jan 3, 2011
The New York Times reports on the growing number of smartphones in prisons, where phones are a federal felony that comes with a sentence of an...
Posted In: government, Law, policy, prison, smartphones

Net Neutrality react - there will be challenges to this plan

Dec 22, 2010
In a 3-2 vote, the FCC voted to adopt new rules about how broadband and wireless carriers treat web traffic and services. A lot of people are...
Posted In: government, Internet, Law, net neutrality, policy

EU investigation of Google deepens

Dec 17, 2010
This is getting to be a pretty big and potentially significant story and one you should be keeping an eye on, especially if this same sentiment...
Posted In: EU, European Union, Google, government, Law, policy, search, world

Comcast takeover of NBCU still being hammered out

Dec 15, 2010
It seems like forever ago that we first heard about Comcast's intentions to buy NBC Universal. Now comes word that the deal could be approved by...
Posted In: business, Comcast, Entertainment, government, kabletown, Law, NBC, policy

Washington's Internet Obsession

Nov 18, 2010
Here in Washington, the Obama Administration has been pursuing a lot of internet-related policy while we've all been distracted with tax cut and...
Posted In: broadband, business, net neutrality, policy, web privacy

Republican victories could hurt Obama's clean energy plan

Nov 3, 2010
Reuters reports that any chance of a broad comprehensive bill on addressing climate change was essentially killed last night as the Republicans...
Posted In: government, policy, politics, Science

Google Transparency Project isn't all that transparent

Sep 21, 2010
Google is always getting asked by governments around the world to take down certain material or to hand over data. They sometimes go along with it,...
Posted In: Google, government, policy, search

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