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  • E-voting machine woes stop some voters in New York

    Problems with electronic voting machines at several polling locations across New York state were reported today as voters attempted to cast ballots in the state's primary election.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan15 Sept. 10 06:13
  • IT staffing firms lose H-1B lawsuit

    WASHINGTON - IT staffing firms that hire H-1B workers and make them available to customers are located in office parks and buildings around the U.S. But the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), under pressure by Congress to improve enforcement of the H-1B program, issued a memo last January that said that these IT staffing firms weren't the real employers of foreign workers and, thus, couldn't use this visa.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau14 Sept. 10 07:55
  • Microsoft to issue blanket license to NGOs

    Microsoft will issue a blanket software license to nonprofit groups and journalist groups outside the U.S. after the New York Times reported that Russian police have used software copyright raids to seize computers of activist groups.

    Written by Grant Gross14 Sept. 10 04:25
  • Business groups question net neutrality rules

    Three trade groups representing U.S. businesses have called on the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to back away from plans to create formal network neutrality rules, saying new regulations could hurt innovation and development of broadband to rural areas.

    Written by Grant Gross10 Sept. 10 06:32
  • Facebook, Twitter imposters may be outlaws in Calif.

    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's signature on a bill passed by state legislators last month would make it illegal to impersonate someone on Facebook or Twitter there.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin10 Sept. 10 06:34
  • India said to seek Google, Skype call interception

    Google, Skype and other companies providing communications services in India will have to make provisions for interception of these communications by India's security agencies, Indian home secretary, G.K. Pillai, said in Delhi on Wednesday, according to reports.

    Written by John Ribeiro01 Sept. 10 23:39
  • Nokia setting up enterprise mail servers in India

    Nokia will set up servers in India by November for its push e-mail service in the country to comply with government regulations, the company said Monday.

    Written by John Ribeiro31 Aug. 10 06:58
  • Appeals court OKs warrantless GPS tracking by feds

    A California federal court's decision not to call an en barc hearing on whether government agents can attach GPS tracking devices to vehicles parked in private driveways is likely to be appealed in the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan28 Aug. 10 05:53
  • US FTC settles complaint about fake video game testimonials

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has settled a complaint it made against a public relations firm accused of using employees to pose as ordinary customers to post reviews of video games on Apple's iTunes store, the agency said Thursday.

    Written by Grant Gross27 Aug. 10 08:00
  • Facing ban threat, RIM makes an offer to India

    Research In Motion has offered to lead an industry forum in India focused on supporting the lawful access needs of law enforcement agencies, while preserving the legitimate information security needs of corporations and other organizations in India, RIM said Thursday.

    Written by John Ribeiro27 Aug. 10 04:27
  • Creation of common EU patent system faces legal setback

    The European Court of Justice looks set to derail plans for a common patent system across the European Union. The court's Advocate General believes that a centralized patent is "incompatible with the treaties" that created the E.U., according to a leaked document.

    Written by Jennifer Baker26 Aug. 10 05:53
  • Huawei will give India gov't source code

    Huawei Technologies is willing to accept new Indian rules that will require telecommunication equipment suppliers to, among other conditions, give the government access to source code and engineering designs for its equipment, the company said on Thursday.

    Written by John Ribeiro19 Aug. 10 20:32
  • US pushes North Korea on Twitter freedom

    The U.S. government has welcomed North Korea's jump onto Twitter and challenged the country to let its citizens see the recently created account.

    Written by Martyn Williams18 Aug. 10 11:57
  • Net neutrality supporters to protest at Google HQ

    Five left-leaning groups that want the U.S. government to create formal network neutrality rules are organizing a rally to protest a recent proposal by Google and Verizon Communications at Google's headquarters in Mountain View, California, Friday.

    Written by Grant Gross13 Aug. 10 05:36
  • South Korean police raid Google's office over Street View

    South Korean police on Tuesday raided Google offices in an investigation of the company's Street View mapping project, the latest instance of a country scrutinizing the company's collection of Wi-Fi data

    Written by Jeremy Kirk10 Aug. 10 22:28