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  • EU, US call for ICANN Internet governance reforms

    The U.S. and the European Union have agreed to work together to ensure that domain naming on the Internet remains in the hands of independent private-sector stakeholders, but have demanded reforms.

    Written by Jennifer Baker14 May 11 00:58
  • New copyright bill targets ISPs, search engines

    New legislation in the US Senate targeted at reducing copyright piracy on the Internet would allow copyright owners to get court orders requiring Internet service providers and search engines to stop sending traffic to websites accused of trafficking in infringing goods.

    Written by Grant Gross13 May 11 04:54
  • DOJ ruling against Microsoft impacted browsers little

    Perhaps it is ironic that the U.S. government antitrust oversight of Microsoft <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/051111-end-of-an-era-microsoft.html">expires</a> on the very same week that Google unveiled its Chromebook.

    Written by Joab Jackson12 May 11 09:57
  • Senator: Google, Apple sending mixed signals on tracking

    Representatives of Apple and Google denied that they are collecting the personal information of owners of smartphones running their operating systems, but a U.S. senator questioned whether those denials were accurate during a hearing Tuesday.

    Written by Grant Gross11 May 11 03:42
  • India defends right to access personal data

    The Indian government said Tuesday that new rules allowing it to access personal information available with Internet companies have inherent checks and balances against misuse.

    Written by John Ribeiro11 May 11 02:39
  • Privacy groups support new do-not-track bill

    Several privacy and civil rights groups voiced support for an online do-not-track bill introduced in the U.S. Senate Monday, saying the legislation would give Web users control over their personal data.

    Written by Grant Gross10 May 11 06:42
  • Senator says he will introduce do-not-track bill

    A senior member of the U.S. Senate plans to introduce legislation that would require websites and online advertising networks to stop tracking Web users who ask to be left alone.

    Written by Grant Gross07 May 11 05:30
  • FCC chairman defends net neutrality rules

    U.S. government regulators should depend on antitrust laws to protect broadband customers, instead of the network neutrality rules the U.S. Federal Communications Commission passed in December, Republican members of a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee said Thursday.

    Written by Grant Gross06 May 11 05:04
  • ACTA text hurts startups, goes beyond EU law, says FFII

    A controversial anti-counterfeiting agreement between the European Union, the U.S. and other countries has come in for fresh criticism after the European Commission failed to address concerns about the treaty's legality.

    Written by Jennifer Baker04 May 11 22:40
  • European legislators consider net filter for Europe

    European Union plans to "create a single secure cyberspace" have come under fire from civil liberties groups, with many saying that they only serve to highlight how far the bloc still has to go in understanding the modern online world.

    Written by Jennifer Baker03 May 11 00:35
  • India proposes restrictions on tapping telephone calls

    An Indian government report has recommended that interception of telephone calls by government agencies should be limited to situations when there is a "public emergency" or "public safety" is at stake.

    Written by John Ribeiro26 April 11 23:42
  • Twitter to stay in San Francisco

    Twitter will remain in San Francisco when it moves to new offices next year, granting the wishes of city leaders who wanted to keep the high-profile company in the city and revitalize a depressed neighborhood.

    Written by Stephen Lawson23 April 11 10:25
  • EU data retention law blasted on privacy issues

    The European Union's data retention law has come under scrutiny, with a new report saying that it poses significant risks to individuals' right to privacy.

    Written by Jennifer Baker19 April 11 01:53