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Congress to look at future of Internet control

An internet cable is seen at a server room in this picture illustration taken in Warsaw

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers will delve on Thursday into an international debate on whether to hand more control of the Internet to the United Nations, a move many fear would turn it into a political bargaining chip for censorship and global taxes on Web companies. U.S. government officials are gearing up for a December ...

Budget official picked for top cybersecurity post

The White House has selected the head of the intelligence branch in its budget office to be President Barack Obama's top adviser on cybersecurity issues, a move that comes as Congress and the Obama administration are at odds over how best to protect critical U.S. industries from crippling electronic attacks by cybercriminals, foreign governments and ...

Congress introduces new bill to stop employers from demanding your Facebook password

Earlier this month, the state of Maryland passed a first-in-the-nation bill preventing your employer from demanding your Facebook password. Now, it seems federal lawmakers are ready to follow their act: Representatives Eliot Engel (D-NY) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) introduced a bill to ¦ Continue reading →From http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/congress-introduces-bill-stop-employers-demanding-facebook-password-163907201.html

Thousands rally against CISPA cybersecurity bill

Thousands rally against CISPA cybersecurity bill

The controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), which is supported by more than 100 members of the House of Representatives, is scheduled to be discussed in Congress on Friday, where it will be the first bill to go to a vote since the collapse of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in January. ...

Congress to examine government’s dominance in wireless spectrum


The US federal government is, by far and away, the largest user of wireless spectrum in the States -- much of which is spoken for by the Department of Defense. A new Congressional committee will, however, be re-examining that position with the goal of freeing up airwaves for public and commercial use. Brett ...