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  • Online privacy bills would hurt e-commerce, trade group says

    Proposals in the U.S. Congress that would create new rules for websites collecting personal data would cripple the online advertising and publishing industries, e-commerce trade group NetChoice said Thursday.

    Written by Grant Gross10 Sept. 10 05:13
  • Obama calls for permanent R&D tax credit

    U.S. President Barack Obama has called on Congress to approve a permanent research and development tax credit for U.S. companies as part of a multibillion-dollar package intended to jump-start the nation's economy.

    Written by Grant Gross09 Sept. 10 06:09
  • Getting your data safely across the border

    Since the terrorist attack on the 9/11, the United States has sacrificed some freedoms and liberties in exchange for tighter security in an attempt to prevent future attacks. The ACLU has joined with other groups in filing a legal challenge to one such security measure that infringes on personal liberty--the practice of searching laptops without cause at border crossings. However, there are also other ways you can get your data across the border without having it accessed by the prying eyes of Big Brother.

    Written by Tony Bradley08 Sept. 10 06:33
  • Germany considers ban on using Facebook for hiring

    Germany is considering a law that would ban employers from mining information on prospective job candidates from social networking sites such as Facebook to protect people's privacy.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk27 Aug. 10 00:16
  • Group complains when Facebook blocks image of pot leaf

    Facebook has blocked a marijuana legalization campaign from displaying the image of a pot leaf in ads on the social-networking giant's site, and that's making the normally mellow group upset.

    Written by Grant Gross25 Aug. 10 05:03
  • Saudi Arabia to ban BlackBerry service on Friday

    Saudi Arabia has ordered the suspension of Research in Motion's BlackBerry service as of Friday, as it does not meet current regulations, according to the country's telecommunications regulator.

    Written by John Ribeiro05 Aug. 10 04:37
  • Why not to jailbreak the iPhone

    The United States Copyright Office ruled that jailbreaking an iPhone is not a copyright violation under the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA). Be that as it may, there are still some very good reasons not to jailbreak the iPhone.

    Written by Tony Bradley28 July 10 06:14
  • Disagreements on transparency fail to stop ACTA treaty leak

    Disagreements between the European Union and the US over whether to release the current negotiating text of a secretive international copyright treaty became moot this week, with the publication on a French website of a leaked version of the latest draft of the treaty.

    Written by Peter Sayer17 July 10 01:56
  • German regulators welcome street panorama privacy law draft

    German privacy regulators have welcomed a proposal to extend laws protecting Germans' right to privacy to cover use of their own image and that of their homes in online street panoramas, the Hamburg privacy regulator said Monday.

    Written by Peter Sayer28 June 10 21:26