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Amazon, Google execs clash with Apple lawyers in ebook pricing trial

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On the fourth day of the federal government’s ebook pricing trial against Apple, Amazon and Google executives offered testimony in hearings that were often fraught and occasionally funny — but still introduced little evidence that was new or surprising to anyone who has been following the trial. Kindling on the...
Amazon, Google execs clash with Apple lawyers in ebook pricing trial

Darell Issa Puts Old Leaked TPP IP Text Up For Discussion

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We've written a few times now about Rep. Darrell Issa, and the Madison platform his office has set up to allow for crowdsourcing opinion on legislation and other government documents. He originally used it for his OPEN Act, but then later posted the text of ACTA as well. His latest...
Darell Issa Puts Old Leaked TPP IP Text Up For Discussion

CISPA passes the House, privacy battle moves to Senate

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The House passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) Thursday night, despite some controversy over how the bill addresses privacy and a threat of a veto from the White House. The measure, designed to make it easier for the federal government and private sector to share cyber threat...
CISPA passes the House, privacy battle moves to Senate

The college campus and federal government thrive on the notion that language covers up true thoughts. http://j.mp/cc1Vsg

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The college campus and federal government thrive on the notion that language covers up true thoughts. http://j.mp/cc1Vsg
Justice Department offers $20 million in grants for improving gun background check data

Qualcomm Set to Get License in India

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Qualcomm is all set to get an Internet service license in India after it reached an agreement with the federal government to resolve their last dispute that was holding up the chip maker's plan to roll out wireless broadband services....
Qualcomm Set to Get License in India

DHS Boss, In Charge Of Cybersecurity, Doesn't Use Email Or Any Online Services

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We've talked in the past about the problematic efforts to push for new cybersecurity regulations, especially when little to nothing has been done to show the actual problem. There has been quite a turf war over who would "own" cybersecurity within the federal government, with some wanting to give it...
DHS Boss, In Charge Of Cybersecurity, Doesn't Use Email Or Any Online Services

livejamie on I just spent 30 minutes of my life lost and confused because the federal government doesn't know what cross-browser compatibility is.

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livejamie on I just spent 30 minutes of my life lost and confused because the federal government doesn't know what cross-browser compatibility is.

Google Documents Government Snooping

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Google disclosed government requests for user data in the latest installment in its Transparency Report. The report documents an upward trend in requests that Google itself finds "troubling."  For this fifth installment of the interactive report, Google added the ability to view aggregated court orders and other requests across all countries.  From July...
Google Documents Government Snooping
NTIA to make 95Mhz of ‘prime spectrum’ available to wireless carriers

Can The Government Really Walk The Line Of Regulating The Internet Without Screwing It Up?

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Recently, when I wrote about new moves by the federal government to gain more regulatory control over the internet, I mentioned our discussion from a couple months ago of a presentation by Lawrence Strickling, the head of the National Telecommunications and Information Agency (a division of the Department of Commerce),...
Can The Government Really Walk The Line Of Regulating The Internet Without Screwing It Up?

Tesla Is Selling More Shares to Pay Off U.S. Loan

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Tesla Motors Inc. is selling more shares, taking advantage of a rapid runup in its stock price to raise more capital and pay off its debts to the federal government. Tesla said it plans to sell up to 3.1 million new common shares, and offer $450 million worth of notes...
Tesla Is Selling More Shares to Pay Off U.S. Loan

FTC's Jon Leibowitz Takes Your Privacy Very Seriously: The Full D10 Interview (Video)

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It’s clear — especially from this interview with Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz at the 10th D: All Things Digital conference — that the federal government is going to spend more time scrutinizing Internet companies and their behavior. “The more protection these consumers have, the more they trust...
FTC's Jon Leibowitz Takes Your Privacy Very Seriously: The Full D10 Interview (Video)

Beyond AdMob: There's Plenty More Mobile Ad Networks To Go Around

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The federal government is expected to rule any day now on whether Google’s acquisition of AdMob should be approved. The concern is that the two companies will create a monopoly in the space before it even gets off the ground. We’ve made the case before on why the FTC...
Beyond AdMob: There's Plenty More Mobile Ad Networks To Go Around

Notable: Harvard Didn't Try To Claim Ownership Of Facebook

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With the big Facebook IPO dominating the tech news, the folks over at the Boston Globe have highlighted a point that hasn't received much, if any, attention. Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook (with the vestigial "the" as a prefix) while he was a student at Harvard. Many universities these days claim...
Notable: Harvard Didn't Try To Claim Ownership Of Facebook

Feds plan to address e-health record complaints

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As a February deadline approaches for physicians to report on the status of their EHR rollouts, a number of complaints over ease of deployment and reimbursement payments have also come into the federal government, which an official said the agency plans to address....
Feds plan to address e-health record complaints
Revolving Door Between The MPAA And The Federal Government

FBI says pirated Android apps a "top priority," seizes three domains

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The federal government has expanded its domain seizure campaign to include websites that allegedly participate in Android app piracy. The Department of Justice says that the sites in question—applanet.net, appbucket.net, and snappzmarket.com—are guilty of "illegal distribution of copies of copyrighted Android cell phone apps." As with past seizures, the...
FBI says pirated Android apps a "top priority," seizes three domains

Document Accidentally Filed Publicly Reveals Google Fighting Back Against Government Snooping

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For many years we've been highlighting how the federal government (mainly the FBI) has widely abused the "National Security Letter" (NSL) process to get information on American citizens with almost no oversight. Part of the issue is that NSLs include a complete gag order, barring recipients from telling anyone about...
Document Accidentally Filed Publicly Reveals Google Fighting Back Against Government Snooping

Embedded In The Fiscal Cliff Deal: Hollywood Gets A Big Tax Break

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Last month, we wrote about some of the more ridiculous subsidies that Hollywood studios get these days, in which approximately $1.5 billion in taxpayer money goes straight to Hollywood studios in the US (and even more internationally). While the reasoning given for most of these programs is that they create...
Embedded In The Fiscal Cliff Deal: Hollywood Gets A Big Tax Break

EFF blasts 'Cyber Intelligence' bill over privacy concerns

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation has launched a campaign to fight the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), a cybersecurity bill designed to allow companies and the federal government to share information to prevent or defend from cyberattacks. The EFF, along with other civil liberties organizations, dispute the bill on...
EFF blasts 'Cyber Intelligence' bill over privacy concerns

The White House opens the data floodgates, and now the real work will begin

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President Obama on Thursday signed an executive order making open data the default policy for the federal government. This is a hugely significant move, although one that can and will have its openness and thus, significance, chipped away over time. But it’s a good start. While we may never get...
The White House opens the data floodgates, and now the real work will begin

Congressman proposes two-year ban on Net regulation bills

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Rep. Darrell Issa is pushing for a cooling-off period that would prevent the federal government from introducing new Internet regulation or bills for two years. [Read more]...
Congressman proposes two-year ban on Net regulation bills
Why Bitcoin Doesn't Have To Worry About The Fed Shutting It Down -- At Least Not Yet

MIT takes aim at secure, self-healing cloud

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What if a cloud computing infrastructure could recognize a cyberattack, eliminate it and never stop working while all that is being done? That's what researchers at MIT, with help from the federal government, are investigating the feasibility of....
MIT takes aim at secure, self-healing cloud

Why Isn't ICANN Speaking Out Against ICE/DOJ Domain Seizures?

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Following the feds seizing bodog.com, Mark Jeftovic from EasyDNS wrote a really interesting post pointing out just how insane these domain seizures are. He focused on the fact that Bodog was run outside of the US, hosted outside the US, and the domain registrar was even outside the US. Thus,...
Why Isn't ICANN Speaking Out Against ICE/DOJ Domain Seizures?

Check out this video from the White House hackathon

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The White House just posted this video from its recent We the People API hackathon. The group that gathered — twenty-one souls, all told — wasn’t the crowd we’re used to seeing at some hackathon events. Still, these folks were there to support a great cause: increasing access to...
Check out this video from the White House hackathon
Federal court questions whether using a bug to beat a video poker machine is hacking
Local governments could save most from cloud, but are least receptive to it

We've Reached the Law Part of the Paul Ceglia Law and Order Episode

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Mr. Ceglia. (facebook.com) Paul Ceglia, the penny-ante hustler who once attempted to convince the world he was part owner of Facebook, has been indicted on counts of wire and mail fraud. Bloomberg reports that, after hearing the charges and evidence against Mr. Ceglia, a grand jury has deemed the U.S....
We've Reached the Law Part of the Paul Ceglia Law and Order Episode
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