Lawmakers Question Google on Glass Privacy
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 17, 2013
Google says it will be easy to tell if someone is using Glass to record you.
Tags: privacy, Congress, Larry Page, Google Glass
CISPA Cyber-Threat Bill Passes House Despite Worries Over Privacy
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published April 27, 2012
The bill now heads to the Senate, but President Obama has threatened to veto the bill if it passes Congress.
Tags: security, privacy, government, Congress, CISPA
Congress Still Not Satisfied with Apple's Privacy Protections, Requests Briefing
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published March 15, 2012
Legislators are concerned about apps that copy users' address books and photos.
House Dems Object to Fast-Track Net Neutrality Overturn
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published March 07, 2011
Ahead of this week's hearing to overturn Federal Communications Commission's open Internet order, Democrat committee leaders make last-ditch appeal to halt the process.
Tags: FCC, ISP, Net Neutrality, Congress, broadband ISP
Senate Dems Voice Opposition to House Net Neutrality Repeal
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published February 24, 2011
Band of four senators writes to bipartisan leadership expressing opposition to House efforts to overturn FCC's net neutrality order.
Tags: Internet, FCC, ISP, Net Neutrality, Congress
House Votes to Block Net Neutrality Rules
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published February 18, 2011
Lower chamber approves budget amendment to block use of funds to implement new open Internet rules for service providers, setting stage for a showdown with the Senate.
Tags: FCC, broadband, budget, Net Neutrality, Congress
GOP Lawmakers Move to Strike Down Net Neutrality Regs
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published February 16, 2011
Resolution of disapproval drops following a contentious oversight hearing on FCC's authority to impose open Internet regulations on broadband access providers.
Tags: FCC, broadband, Verizon, Net Neutrality, Congress
GOP House Chair Seeks Action Against Wikileaks
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published January 03, 2011
In an appearance on Fox News, Rep. Darrell Issa, incoming chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, described plans to challenge Obama administration policies, including the handling of Wikileaks.
Tags: FCC, Congress, Obama administration, Wikileaks, Julian Assange
House Panel to Weigh Spy Act Update Amid Wikileaks Scandal
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published December 13, 2010
Members of the House Judiciary Committee to consider an update of the 1917 Espionage Act to position U.S. authorities to bring Julian Assange to justice.
Tags: security, privacy, Congress, spyware, Wikileaks
FCC to Vote on Net Neutrality Rules This Month
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published December 01, 2010
After more than a year of debate, politicking and closed-door negotiations, the FCC is poised to enact its first binding nondiscrimination rules for broadband providers.
Tags: Internet, FCC, Net Neutrality, Congress, broadband ISP
Internet Providers Lobby for Slower Broadband
By - Reuters | Article Published September 02, 2009
The speeds that industry groups sought to define as "broadband" are significantly below those of other advanced nations.
Tags: wireless, FCC, broadband, Verizon, Congress
Fed Gov Cybersecurity: 'Severe Shortcomings'
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published July 26, 2009
A report claims the U.S. government's cybersecurity is far from adequate.
Tags: security, management, IT, Congress
US Gov Weighing Rewards for Safer Secure
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published June 28, 2009
As a public-private partnerships develop, U.S. government officials consider incentives.
Tags: Google, privacy, policy, Senate, Congress
IBM Exec Selected to Head Patent Office
By Christopher Saunders | Article Published June 21, 2009
The news is considered a positive for the IT industry.
Tags: Copyright, policy, Senate, Congress, Patent Reform
Obama's Cybersecurity Moves Win Applause -- So Far
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published June 01, 2009
The Obama administration's efforts to boost governmental cybersecurity have won positive reviews, yet the job is far from finished.
Tags: Windows, Firefox, cybersecurity, Mozilla, Congress
Cloud Computing Requires Open Networks
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published March 22, 2009
For cloud computing to flourish, an IT consultancy says the U.S. government must step in to create access to open networks.
Tags: cloud computing, Google, virtualization, privacy, Congress
Consumer Electronics Honcho: Gov Spending "Panic"
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published March 15, 2009
The head of the influential Consumer Electronics Association says that technology and innovation, not government spending, should led US from recession.
Tags: Google, consumer, Cisco, policy, Congress
Google Says Cloud Rules Mobile World
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published March 04, 2009
The leader of Google's mobile developer program says cloud-based software is a far greater market force than mobile phone apps (take that, Apple).
Tags: cloud computing, Google, search, Congress, mobile phones
Security Watch: Obama on Privacy
By Ray Everett-Church | Article Published January 27, 2009
The new administration may get some of the big issues right, yet smaller concerns like data-mining your Web cookies and protecting the rights of legitimate marketers to pump out spam might succumb to business as usual.
Tags: Google, privacy, FTC, DoubleClick, Congress
Promotions Galore Expected on Cyber Monday
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published November 29, 2008
Kick-off to online holiday shopping shaping up to be a bargain hunter's dream, study finds.
Tags: consumer, IT, e-Mail, Congress
Huffington: 'Obama Not Elected Without Internet'
By David Needle | Article Published November 10, 2008
S.F. Mayor Gavin Newsom complains about 'YouTubeification' of the world.
Tags: Facebook, services, media, policy, Congress
Arbitrary Seizure of Travelers' Laptops Ending?
By Richard Adhikari | Article Published October 04, 2008
Fourth Amendment rights could be restored at the border. Let's hope!
Tags: search, privacy, policy, Senate, Congress
Bluetooth to Capitalize on Wi-Fi, UWB
By Naomi Graychase | Article Published September 11, 2008
A new architecture currently in development will allow Bluetooth to harness Wi-Fi and eventually UWB to achieve greater data transfer rates.
Tags: wireless, chips, spectrum, Verizon, Congress
Web Ad Firm Learns People Don't Like Spying
By Ray Everett-Church | Article Published July 22, 2008
Ad firm NebuAd rushed into business with a massive blind spot. The irony is that Congress caved into terrorism fear-mongering and voted to allow the government to do precisely what it frets about NebuAd doing.
Tags: security, consumer, privacy, policy, Congress