CISPA: another privacy nightmare?

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A new piece of legislation is causing an uproar among privacy advocates regarding the bill, which encourages ISPs to share information regarding cybersecurity threats and piracy with the government.

Congress urged to pull back from web regulation

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Scott Cleland, chairman of net neutrality forum NETcompetition.org, believes moves to extend internet regulation in the US will stifle future web video innovation and hence urged the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet to...

US Congress Targetting Video Games

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The purported problem of violent and sexually explicit video games has resurfaced on politicians' agenda as the November election draws near. A U.S. House of Representatives committee on consumer protection says it will hold a...

Congress Crafts National Tech Recycling Plan

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Recycling paper, plastic, and glass has become routine, but what are you supposed to do with the old laptop or analog television that's taking up precious storage space in your attic or basement? Electronic devices...

Congress Passes ID Theft Bill

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The U.S. Senate today announced legislation to stop identity theft. To accomplish this goal identify theft would have harsher penalties of up to two years in prison. However this bill does not address...

Anti-Spyware Bill Advances in Congress

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Some good news today came from Congress that the Anti-Spyware bill is making steady progress. Hopefully this bill will take a direct hit at spyware once it's passed. A U.S. congressional...

Congress endorses DVD censorship

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The U.S. Congress is considering removing scenes parents don't want their kids to see. This editing of movies won't require the consent of studios or directors reports The Inquirer. The U.S....

Congress Moves to Criminalize P2P

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Congress appears to be preparing assaults against peer-to-peer technology on multiple fronts. A draft bill recently circulated among members of the House judiciary committee would make it much easier for the Justice Department to pursue...

Congress works on bills affecting Boeing, Microsoft

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The Senate began debating a corporate tax bill yesterday that affects The Boeing Co. and Microsoft Corp. The House simultaneously started reworking its corporate tax cut, significantly reducing its cost to the U.S. Treasury, and...

SCO Lobbying Congress Against Open Code

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Straight from the jaws of Slashdot: "Along with suing Novell - it was announced today that SCO has been lobbying Congress about the horrifying ways that Linux and the rest of open source...

Congress OKs anti-spam bil

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Congress approved a bill Monday outlawing some of the most annoying forms of junk e-mail and creating a "do not spam" registry. By a voice vote, the House approved the bill containing...

Congress Passes Bill That Will Limit Spam

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Congress moved significantly closer to the first-ever federal protections against unwanted commercial e-mails with the House passing a bill Saturday that would impose new limits on sending irritating offers on the Internet. Final approval by...

Congress poised for antispam vote

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Congress has reached an agreement on antispam legislation and could vote on it as early as Friday afternoon, a move that would end more than six years of failed attempts to enact a federal law...

PC disposal bill introduced in Congress

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In an effort to find a way to safely dispose of high-tech waste, federal legislation was introduced this week that would impose a $10 fee on PCs, monitors and laptops to pay for recycling centers....

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