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  • Debate on new copyright enforcement bill heats up

    Supporters of a controversial copyright protection bill recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives are firing back after several digital rights groups have suggested the legislation could lead to law enforcement officials targeting sites like YouTube and Twitter.

    Written by Grant Gross05 Nov. 11 06:24
  • House passes freeze on new mobile taxes

    The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to approve a five-year moratorium on new taxes targeted toward mobile services, with supporters arguing that customers pay higher taxes on their mobile plans than on most other goods and services.

    Written by Grant Gross03 Nov. 11 01:21
  • Republicans call for voluntary cybersecurity incentives

    The U.S. Congress should focus on voluntary incentives, instead of new regulations, as a way to encourage companies to improve their cybersecurity efforts, although some changes in current laws are needed, a group of Republican lawmakers said in a report released Wednesday.

    Written by Grant Gross06 Oct. 11 07:24
  • US agencies making progress on cybercrime, officials say

    U.S. government agencies are getting better at sharing information about cyberattacks with private companies, but cybercrime shows no signs of slowing down, cybersecurity experts told lawmakers Wednesday.

    Written by Grant Gross15 Sept. 11 06:35
  • US House approves patent reform bill

    The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to approve a bill that would overhaul the U.S. patent system and allow for a new review of patents after they are approved by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

    Written by Grant Gross24 June 11 08:57
  • New bill would ban some US e-waste exports

    New legislation in the U.S. Congress would prohibit U.S. companies from exporting hazardous electronic waste to developing nations where some computers, monitors and electronic devices are recycled in primitive conditions.

    Written by Grant Gross24 June 11 05:43
  • New bill would require mobile carriers to detail 4G speeds

    New legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives would require mobile carriers to detail their "guaranteed minimum" data speeds and their network reliability statistics to potential customers.

    Written by Grant Gross23 June 11 01:39
  • House votes to strike down FCC net neutrality rules

    The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday voted to kill network neutrality rules approved by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission in December, with majority Republicans arguing the regulations amounted to a government takeover of the Internet.

    Written by Grant Gross09 April 11 06:46
  • Net neutrality rules face uncertain future after House vote

    Late last week, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a budget bill that included a prohibition on the U.S. Federal Communications Commission enforcing net neutrality rules, but it's unclear whether that provision will survive.

    Written by Grant Gross23 Feb. 11 06:08
  • New Yahoo site targets issues in November US elections

    Yahoo's news division has launched a new social-networking site that focuses on policy debates driving November's midterm elections in the U.S., with the site giving users a chance to debate and vote on issues.

    Written by Grant Gross11 Sept. 10 06:46
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