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The White House gets social

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Barack Obama successfully utilised new social web tools during his election campaign, to gain both support and fundraising. However, with only 3 updates on his official Twitter account since his inauguration many were wondering whether...

MacBook Air in the House, Unboxing Photos

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Look what the FedEx guy dropped off this morning. For your viewing pleasure the unboxing photos of the MacBook Air. Apple really paid attention to the boxing details of the Air, the box is REALLY...

Google and Random House Move Closer on Book Search

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Random House, the world's largest book publisher, is considering joining a book-search project run by search-engine giant Google, once considered an arch-enemy by the paper publishing industry. According to sources close to the matter, the...

House Panel Votes for Net Neutrality

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By a 20-13 vote Thursday that partially followed party lines, the House Judiciary Committee approved a bill that would require broadband providers to abide by strict Net neutrality principles, meaning that their networks must be...

House Passes Compromise Digital TV Plan

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The House of Representatives on Monday approved legislation to complete the country's transition to new, higher-quality digital television by February 17, 2009. Under a deal negotiated by Republicans in the Senate and House, a $1.5...

House OKs tougher spyware penalties

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Bills call for jail sentences of up to 2 years, millions in fines The House Monday voted to establish new penalties for purveyors of Internet "spyware" that disables users' computers and secretly...

House Passes Second Anti-Spyware Bill

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The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday unanimously passed a second bill targeting perpetrators of computer "spyware" that hides in users' computers and monitors their activities. The House voted 415 to 0 to stiffen jail...

House OKs Bill Imposing 'Spyware' Fines

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Companies and others that secretly install "spyware" programs on people's computers to quietly monitor their Internet activities would face hefty federal fines under a bill the House passed Tuesday. The most egregious behaviors ascribed to...

Xbox Live & House of Blues Team Up

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If you love games and music well then you'll be glad to know that Xbox Live is teaming up with House of Blues to deliver some of the hottest music acts to the "Game With...

US House Panel Approves Bill to Combat Spyware

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Although the US didn't get the no spam list looks like we'll be getting some better. Thursday U.S. congressional panel endorsed a bill that's designed to crack down on "spyware". This bill was introduced...

Microsoft's Creature House Acquisition

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Earlier today we reported that Microsoft had acquired "certain assets" from Creature House Ltd., a company that develops illustration and animation software for Macintosh and Windows systems. These include Expression, a vector illustration application, and...

House Passes Ban on Internet Access Tax

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Connections to the Internet would remain tax-free under a bill the House passed Wednesday. The legislation, passed with bipartisan support, makes permanent a ban on taxing Internet connections. A temporary ban on...

Dell: House calls over bad motherboards

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Dell Computer has launched a service campaign to replace motherboards in nearly 20,000 Inspiron notebooks. The Round Rock, Texas, company will replace the flawed motherboards inside nearly 20,000 Inspiron 2650 laptop models manufactured between the...

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White House defends Web security plan

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Efforts to bolster Internet security will not lead to increased government scrutiny of individuals' online habits, the White House and industry sources said Friday. As it finalizes sweeping guidelines that aim to increase cybersecurity, the...

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White House tackles cybersecurity

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The White House's cyberspace security plan, scheduled to be released Wednesday, envisions a broad new role for the federal government in maintaining Internet security. While couching many concepts as mere suggestions, a draft of...

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Hollywood hacking bill hits House

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Copyright owners would be able to legally hack into peer-to-peer networks, according to a bill introduced in the House of Representatives on Thursday. As previously reported by CNET News.com, the measure would dramatically rewrite...

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White House offers 'Virtual' holiday tours

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The White House is giving a virtual peek this year at its holiday decorations, which are off-limits to the public due to tightened security following the 11th September attacks. Visitors to the...

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Gateway wins White House

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Gateway has won another term in the White House. The PC maker announced Tuesday that it has signed a deal to provide systems to the Office of Administration, whose duties include managing...

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