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  • House approves cyberthreat sharing bill; privacy concerns remain

    The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to approve legislation that would encourage companies to share cyberattack information with each other and with the government, despite concerns that it would put new consumer information in the hands of surveillance agencies.

    Written by Grant Gross23 April 15 07:51
  • US lawmakers introduce two bills to protect email privacy

    A long-standing effort to extend privacy protections to email and other data in the cloud got new life Thursday when U.S. lawmakers introduced not one, but two bills to reform the country's electronic privacy laws.

    Written by Grant Gross13 Feb. 15 09:54
  • US lawmakers to Europe: Don't break up Google

    U.S. lawmakers want their counterparts in the European Parliament to back away from a resolution that would split up Google by separating search engines from other online services.

    Written by Grant Gross27 Nov. 14 02:59
  • Mobile phone unlocking bill loses supporters

    Some former supporters of a mobile phone unlocking bill in the U.S. Congress have withdrawn their support for the legislation because of a new provision added to it as it heads to the House of Representatives floor for a vote.

    Written by Grant Gross25 Feb. 14 19:26
  • US House moves toward passage of CISPA

    The U.S. House of Representatives moved closer Wednesday toward the passage of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), despite concerns that the cyberthreat information-sharing bill will allow Web-based companies to share a wide amount of customer information with government agencies.

    Written by Grant Gross17 April 13 22:00
  • CISPA sponsor compares opponents to 14-year-olds

    The chief sponsor of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) in the U.S. Congress has ignited a Twitter storm by suggesting many opponents of the proposed cyberthreat sharing bill are 14-year-olds in basements.

    Written by Grant Gross17 April 13 13:58
  • House committee postpones action on SOPA

    The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee has postponed further debate on the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) until after Congress' holiday break.

    Written by Grant Gross17 Dec. 11 06:43
  • Study: Fair use drives large part of US economy

    Industries that rely on fair use exceptions to U.S. copyright law have weathered the recent slow economy better than other businesses, according to a new study released by a tech trade group.

    Written by Grant Gross12 July 11 05:57
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