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FCC has caved to ongoing pressure and will propose strong net neutrality rules that will not allow ISPs to block, throttle or sell prioritization, reclassifying them as a public utility.
Obama said the Sony hack was not an act of war by North Korea, but was a "very costly, very expensive" case of cybervandalism.
President Obama thinks Sony yanking the movie was a mistake and sets a bad precedent, saying "We cannot have a society in which some dictator someplace can start imposing censorship here."
Following in the footsteps of Google, Facebook and Yahoo, eBay has left the controversial ALEC, which is known for denying climate change and opposing Internet neutrality and workers' rights.
The team behind Bing has built a new political hub for the upcoming election that aims to help you keep abreast of the election cycle - and it will also put its prediction engine to work too.
Microsoft is reportedly trying to get more politicians to pay for campaign ads that would be shown on the Xbox One and Xbox 360 dashboard via Xbox Live, along with Skype and MSN.
The webpage for Google in Palestine has been attacked by an unknown group, calling for revolution in the disputed lands around Palestine and Israel. How they pulled off the hack is still uncertain.
In what may be the first case of its kind, federal authorities have seized Bitcoins, the all-digital currency, from a South Carolina man for breaching the Controlled Substances Act in the USA.
Germany's federal court has decided the Google auto-complete function can violate user privacy and former President Christian Wulff's wife is being used as the key example of this problem.
While Bill Gates has said before that politics is a path he isn't looking to become active in, he has once again been quizzed on whether the Oval Office would be one he would like to work from.
Microsoft is one of several companies that have donated money for U.S. President Barack Obama's second inauguration, which will take place later this month.
After more than a year of investigation, it seems that the FTC feels Google has been exploiting its position at the top of the market to ensure that rival services do not get a chance to oppose.
Japan's government has agreed to new legislation against criminals caught downloading illegally, bringing in a maximum fine of two million yen or a potential two year stay in a prison cell.
The Iranian government has removed the block on Gmail again after only a week, with ministers in parliament showing their dissent against the sudden loss of one of the most popular email services.
Twitter, who has been fighting to protect an Occupy Wall Street protester's details from the government has surrendered the details after being forced into a metaphorical corner.
A trailer for a film entitled 'Innocence of Muslims', previously known as 'Innocence of Bin Laden', has been hidden by Google in Egypt and Libya due to outrage it sparked after airing on national TV.
Grant Shapps, a Conservative housing minister in the UK, was found to have abused Google's Adsense. Now, the search engine has responded in turn, blacklisting 19 sites operated by the family.
Information from Russian newspaper Kommersant indicates that Russia's foreign intelligence agency, the SVR, has invested considerable sums of money into developing propaganda spambots for the state.
Conservative UK politician Grant Shapps, or Michael Green as he identifies himself online, has been found to have been exploiting Google's AdSense system through selling SEO spamming software online.
Google invaded this week's Republican National Convention with an awesome coffee bar, featuring complimentary a 60MB/s internet connection. The only catch? Lots of advertising and political pandering.
Kim Dotcom is to receive up to $6,000,000 from the New Zealand government to aid his legal battle for the future. This money will be secured from $10,000,000 in bonds that were frozen back in April.
Anonymous have led their latest attack on government websites in an attempt to 'help' Julian Assange, with a particular focus upon ensuring specific targets are disrupted and stay down for some time.
After the Republican party managed to reject the Cybersecurity Bill in Congress, indications have suggested Obama could issue an executive order for the bill, completely cutting Congress out.
A new app released by the Democratic National Committee brings up a map listing the names, ages, and sex of all registered Democrats. Is this a privacy concern or no big deal?
While rivals like Google and Microsoft spent millions on lobbying in the first quarter of this year, Apple has spent a comparatively paltry $500,000, even as legal pressure against the company builds.
An American-born video game designer and former U.S. military serviceman has been sentenced to death in Iran's Revolutionary Court on charges of allegedly spying for the Central Intelligence Agency.
In a statement released earlier today, BT denied claims that its upcoming Content Connect service contradicts its position of supporting net neutrality. Envisioned as an opportunity for content providers to strike up deals with ISPs...
Each year the US publishes a report called Special 301. The report is an annual review of the global state of intellectual property rights (IPR) protection and enforcement. "This Report reflects the Administration’s resolve to encourage...
The main political parties in the UK are currently gearing themselves up for the next general election, which must be called for 3 June this year at the latest. Key to this election, more than...
In just seven hours following the sentencing of the "Pirate Bay Four" earlier today, more than 3,000 people have joined the Piratpartiet, the "Pirate Party". The influx of new people make Piratpartiet larger in terms...
In 2002, approaching a final deal with the Justice Department in its antitrust case, Microsoft flew one of Sen. John Warner's staffers to Seattle. During the two-day tour of Microsoft's campus, Chris DeLacy was briefed...
An interesting website! I've included some "searches" our readers might find interesting : "Fundrace.org gives a fascinating perspective on campaign donation laws. You can look up people's political donations to the current...
During a recent meeting held at Macromedia's San Francisco headquarters, Silicon Valley companies asked a familiar question: What to do about Microsoft? But the strategy event, sponsored by the World Wide Web...