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  • Ten years after 9/11: Public safety network may be near

    Ten years ago, on Sept. 11, terrorists crashed airplanes into the Twin Towers in New York, the Pentagon in northern Virginia and a field in rural Pennsylvania. In the scramble to respond to the terrorist attacks, multiple fire departments and other emergency agencies converged on the scenes, only to find that they couldn't talk to each other.

    Written by Grant Gross09 Sept. 11 03:15
  • Senators push for changes in cybercrime law

    The main U.S. law targeting cybercrime may need to be changed because it has allowed law enforcement agencies to target people who simply violate websites' terms of service or their employers' computer use policies, two senators said Wednesday.

    Written by Grant Gross08 Sept. 11 04:05
  • Google to cooperate with Korean regulator over Android

    Google will address concerns the Korean Fair Trade Commission may have about its Android mobile platform, a company spokeswoman said Tuesday after reports emerged that South Korean government officials had raided Google offices there.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez07 Sept. 11 07:57
  • Doubts linger over ACTA compatibilty with European Union law

    European parliamentarians in the legal affairs committee have once again cast doubt on the efficacy of the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), but stopped short of declaring it illegal.

    Written by Jennifer Baker06 Sept. 11 22:11
  • Google to pay $500m to settle DOJ pharma ads charges

    Google has agreed to pay $US500 million to settle allegations from the US government that it let online pharmacies in Canada use its AdWords system to advertise prescription drugs to US consumers, resulting in illegal importation of the medicines into the US.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez25 Aug. 11 02:23
  • Facebook data collection under fire in Germany again

    A German privacy protection authority is calling on organizations there to close their Facebook fan pages and remove the social networking site's "Like" button from their websites, arguing that Facebook harvests data in violation of German and European Union law.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk23 Aug. 11 22:14
  • Groups push for telephone subsidy overhaul

    A proposal to overhaul U.S. subsidies and shift money to broadband deployment needs backing from lawmakers, supporters said in a letter to congressional leaders Thursday.

    Written by Grant Gross12 Aug. 11 06:14
  • Tech groups oppose Internet sales tax bill

    Several tech trade groups have voiced opposition to new legislation in the U.S. Congress that would require Web-based retailers to collect sales tax from customers.

    Written by Grant Gross02 Aug. 11 05:01
  • House panel votes to require ISPs to keep customer records

    A U.S. House of Representatives committee has voted to approve legislation that would require Internet service providers to retain customer IP data for 12 months in the name of combating child pornography.

    Written by Grant Gross29 July 11 07:47
  • Senators push for high-skill immigration reform

    A group of U.S. senators pledged Tuesday to open up the country's borders to high-skill immigrants, with lawmakers arguing that the U.S. is turning away some of the world's smartest people.

    Written by Grant Gross27 July 11 04:52
  • Group: Spectrum plan could shut down TV stations

    A U.S. Federal Communications Commission proposal to transfer 120MHz of television spectrum from broadcasters to mobile broadband carriers could require more than 800 TV stations to change channels and could drive more than 200 off the air permanently, according to a trade group.

    Written by Grant Gross26 July 11 04:34
  • House panel approves data breach notification bill

    A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee has voted to approve a bill that would require companies to notify affected customers about data breaches and would require businesses holding personal information to establish data security programs.

    Written by Grant Gross21 July 11 08:22
  • EU orders member states to implement cookie law, or else

    The European Commission has started legal action against 20 European Union member states that have failed to take measures to implement new rules protecting consumers' data online.

    Written by Jennifer Baker19 July 11 23:48
  • Telecom carriers oppose proposed subsidy cuts

    In an effort to balance the U.S. government's books, some Republicans have proposed taking US$1billion from a fund that subsidizes rural telephone and broadband service and using it to reduce the government's budget deficit.

    Written by Grant Gross19 July 11 06:36