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  • The Internet kill switch that isn't

    A cybersecurity proposal in the U.S. Congress, called an "Internet kill switch" plan by some critics, isn't exactly what that sounds like.

    Written by Grant Gross04 Feb. 11 05:21
  • Intel, Taiwan school to research "Internet of things"

    Intel will invest around NT$750 million (US$25.8 million) in joint research with Taiwan's top-ranked university to raise the island's world tech profile and investigate how the Internet can detect and interact with objects, it said Thursday.

    Written by Ralph Jennings26 Jan. 11 21:52
  • Obama talks about innovation, IT investments in speech

    U.S. President Barack Obama called for Congress to focus on supporting innovation and support research in IT and clean energy during his State of the Union speech Tuesday night.

    Written by Grant Gross26 Jan. 11 14:47
  • EU Parliament approves once-secret ACTA copyright treaty

    After 11 rounds of international negotiations, the final text of the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) has overcome its biggest hurdle yet when it was welcomed as a step in the right direction by the European Parliament, which voted 331-294, with 11 members abstaining, to approve the measure.

    Written by Jennifer Baker25 Nov. 10 02:15
  • Experts: Stuxnet changed the cybersecurity landscape

    The appearance of the Stuxnet worm in June should serve as a wake-up call to governments and businesses, especially those relying on Internet-based industrial control systems, a group of cybersecurity experts told U.S. lawmakers Wednesday.

    Written by Grant Gross18 Nov. 10 07:35
  • Microsoft: Cloud services hampered by unclear data rules

    The patchwork of rules across Europe regarding the handling of data poses a hurdle for Microsoft's efforts to provide cloud-based services, a senior Microsoft attorney said on Thursday.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk05 Nov. 10 03:34
  • Contrarian says U.S. needs more H-1B workers

    The U.S. federal government is moving in the wrong direction on H-1B visas, states Alex Nowrasteh, an immigration analyst at the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), a non-profit, libertarian public policy think tank that describes itself as "advancing the principles of limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty."

    Written by Stephanie Overby03 Nov. 10 06:06
  • Data privacy legislation hampering cyber crime prevention: ACC

    Organised crime groups have penetrated law enforcement bodies, and authorities are helpless to fight back due to restrictive data privacy legislation, according to the Australian Crime Commission (ACC) chief executive, John Lawler.

    Written by Mahesh Sharma21 Oct. 10 11:54
  • CDT protests bill requiring registrars to enforce copyright

    New legislation that seeks to curb copyright infringement by requiring domain-name registrars to shut down websites suspected of hosting infringing materials raises serious free-speech concerns, a civil liberties group said Tuesday.

    Written by Grant Gross29 Sept. 10 04:20
  • Leaked bill aims to create net neutrality law

    Draft legislation from the U.S. Congress would create a new network neutrality law but would prohibit the U.S. Federal Communications Commission from making its own rules prohibiting broadband providers from selectively slowing Web traffic.

    Written by Grant Gross29 Sept. 10 06:53
  • Ohio will not budge on outsourcing ban

    Ohio's governor Ted Strickland has defended his order to ban offshoring of state government work, describing it as "common sense".

    Written by John Ribeiro22 Sept. 10 18:21
  • Court ruling further delays 3G auction in Thailand

    Thailand's Supreme Administrative Court upheld a lower court ruling on Thursday to halt bidding for 3G licenses in the kingdom, one of the last countries in East Asia yet to roll-out 3G mobile phone service.

    Written by Dan Nystedt23 Sept. 10 17:28
  • Survey says US public doesn't support Internet regulation

    57 per cent of likely voters in the U.S. don't support any Internet regulation by the federal government, according to a new survey released by Broadband for America, an advocacy group with members including AT&T and Verizon Communications.

    Written by Grant Gross24 Sept. 10 08:36
  • Senators push for update to electronic privacy law

    A 24-year-old law setting the rules on how law enforcement agencies can obtain electronic records needs to be updated because it's out of step with modern technology and privacy expectations, U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy said Wednesday.

    Written by Grant Gross23 Sept. 10 04:40