Senate adds $1 billion to NASA budget

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The Senate has added $1 billion to NASA's budget as both Democrats and Republicans voted to further break President Bush's budget for domestic programs. The funding was added to a $56 billion measure funding science...

Patent Reform Moves to Senate

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Passed by the US House of Representatives on Sept. 7, H.R. 1908: the Patent Reform Act of 2007, limits damages to the actual value of the infringed technology, not the entire product containing the contested...

Spyware bill's chances uncertain in Senate

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An antispyware bill that the U.S. House of Representatives passed this week earned praise from cybersecurity groups, but faces an uncertain future in the Senate. The bill, which would create penalties of up to five...

Internet tax ban meets resistance in Senate

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Several U.S. senators questioned whether to extend a ban on access and other Internet-only taxes, which expires on November 1. Representatives of Verizon and the National Taxpayer Union Foundation called on Congress to make the...

Sirius CEO Faces Skeptics in Senate

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A Senate committee chairman said Sirius Satellite Radio Incorporated has "a steep hill to climb" in showing that its proposed purchase of XM Satellite Radio Holdings Incorporated will not hurt competition in the audio entertainment...

Senate OKs Video Game Restrictions

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The Illinois Senate approved a version of Gov. Rod Blagojevich's proposed restrictions on the sales of violent and sexually explicit video games to children, even though some senators said the idea is...

Game ratings bill passed by Californian senate

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New legislation which would require video game retailers to clearly display signs notifying purchasers of game ratings has been voted in by the senate in California, and is set to be signed by Governor Arnold...

California senate approves anti-Gmail bill

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The California state senate on Thursday approved a bill that takes aim at Google's new Gmail service, placing strict limits on e-mail providers seeking to scan customer messages for advertising and other purposes. ...

Senate OKs four-year ban on Net access tax

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The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted to renew a four-year ban on taxes on Internet connections such as DSL and cable modems instead of a competing plan that would have made a moratorium permanent. ...

Senate Approves CAN SPAM Act

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The U.S. Senate Tuesday gave final approval to the CAN SPAM Act, following last weekend's overwhelming vote on the landmark federal anti-spam bill by the U.S. House of Representatives. If signed into law by President...

Senate approves antispam bill

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The U.S. Senate voted Wednesday to outlaw deceptive spam and to set up a "do not spam" registry for those who do not want to receive unsolicited commercial e-mail. Internet spammers who flood e-mail inboxes...

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