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  • Appeals court to hear US agency's decison to block digital imports

    An appeals court will hear arguments this week about the U.S. International Trade Commission's decision to block digital transmissions of 3D dental records into the U.S., an import ban that could have a broad impact on other digital goods.

    Written by Grant Gross11 Aug. 15 05:01
  • California bill aims to secure data of users using ride-hailing companies

    A new legislation in California aims to put curbs on the data Uber Technologies and other ride-hailing companies can collect and disclose. The move comes in the wake of reports that Uber has a tool that apparently lets its employees track the location of customers that have requested car service.

    Written by John Ribeiro17 April 15 16:49
  • White House privacy proposal aims to give consumers control over data

    U.S. businesses that collect personal data would be required to describe their privacy and security practices and give consumers control over their personal information under a proposed privacy bill of rights released Friday by President Barack Obama's administration.

    Written by Grant Gross28 Feb. 15 09:22
  • Republican gains in Congress would have limited impact on big tech issues

    Anticipated Republican gains in the U.S. Congress after next Tuesday's election have limited implications for tech-related issues like net neutrality and reform of National Security Agency surveillance programs, with some observers expecting no huge changes.

    Written by Grant Gross31 Oct. 14 06:10
  • FCC gets record number of net neutrality comments, what now?

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission's deadline for the public to comment on the agency's proposed net neutrality rules passed Monday with more than 3 million comments filed, by far a record number for an FCC proceeding.

    Written by Grant Gross17 Sept. 14 01:50
  • Obama touches on NSA reform in State of the Union address

    U.S. President Barack Obama repeated his call to reform intelligence surveillance programs, saying U.S. intelligence agencies need the trust of people inside and outside the country, during his State of the Union speech Tuesday night.

    Written by Grant Gross29 Jan. 14 03:47
  • House passes bill aimed at curbing patent trolls

    The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill meant to discourage so-called patent trolls from filing multiple infringement lawsuits or demanding licensing deals over the objections of some groups representing small inventors.

    Written by Grant Gross05 Dec. 13 18:58
  • House panel approves bill targeting patent trolls

    A U.S. House of Representatives committee has approved legislation aimed at making it more difficult for so-called patent trolls to use infringement lawsuits against other businesses.

    Written by Grant Gross21 Nov. 13 15:07
  • Groups oppose proposed change to Internet content 'safe harbor'

    A proposed change to U.S. law that would allow state attorneys general to hold websites liable for content posted by users is a "dangerous path," a group of tech trade groups and legal scholars said Wednesday.

    Written by Grant Gross31 July 13 19:23
  • No Deal on H-1B Visas for STEM Workers Without Immigration Bill

    Leading Senate Democrat urges the Internet Association to focus its advocacy on the controversial issue of lower-skilled workers, declaring that the only path to greater numbers of foreign-born science, technology, engineering and math workers will come through a comprehensive immigration reform bill.

    Written by Kenneth Corbin05 March 13 21:48
  • Advocates: Free market doesn't work for online privacy

    Web and mobile device users have little understanding about how much of their personal data is collected online, making it difficult to rely on free-market competition for solutions to privacy concerns, privacy experts told the U.S. Federal Trade Commission Thursday.

    Written by Grant Gross06 Dec. 12 21:54

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