Guest Post Despite original intentions, current policies have been used by the government to argue that your data does not qualify for the freedom from unwarranted search and seizure, and the right to privacy.
People who protest the government in Vietnam may receive a 100 million dong ($4,740) fine, under a new law announced this week.
SAN FRANCISCO — Today on the stage of TechCrunch Disrupt, San Francisco city supervisor David Chiu revealed a new tool that will let the city’s residents participate in the city’s budgeting — one of the most hotly contested issues in San Francisco.
Guest Post On June 10, the Securities and Exchange Commission released rules allowing entrepreneurs to publicly advertise their investment opportunities, finalizing a portion of the JOBS Act of 2012. Here’s why angel investors are making a big deal about it.
Ro Khanna probably isn’t a name you’d immediately recognize, but if you follow the tech industry that may soon change.
A large group of over a hundred business leaders in the technology industry have penned a letter to the Senate asking for broad immigration reform in a new letter posted by the Information Technology Industry Council today.
It’s time to begin paying attention to the tech policies formulated in the U.S right now., starting with the 5 very important policy issues we’ve listed below:
Guest Post The Internet will undergo some major changes this summer, and business groups will voice some serious concerns over brand protection. Brands need to start planning now if they haven’t already.
While the majority of people are focused on Mary Meeker’s latest mind-boggling ‘Internet Trends’ report, there’s another slideshow released today that deserves just as much attention.
More ubiquitous taxes are coming, as the U.S. Senate voted today to require large online retailers to collect state and local sales taxes for their customers.
It’s difficult to connect with our members of congress, who have busy schedules traveling between their hometowns and Washington D.C., but YouTube is trying to make things a bit easier.
The Obama administration is rumored to announce Tom Wheeler as its pick for the next head of the Federal Communications Commission this week, according to a Wall Street Journal report that cites unnamed sources familiar with the matter.
Bad cyber security legislation CISPA is likely to fail if it goes to a vote on the Senate floor, according to comments made by Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.V.), chairman of the committee on commerce, science and transportation, today.
While it seems fairly obvious that corporations would use social media to communicate to the public, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has formally decided it’s OK.
BoingBoing co-editor Cory Doctorow remembers Internet activist Aaron Swartz, and talks about how freedom isn’t built in to the technologies we use.
While congress has yet to reach any sort of lasting solution regarding the nations growing cyber security problems, President Barack Obama has decidedly taken the first big step in an executive order signed earlier today.
Today marks a calendar year since passionate Internet activist and major tech companies helped defeat bad tech legislation SOPA and its Senate cousin PIPA. It’s also the day set aside by activist as national Internet Freedom Day.
The White House has raised its requirements to make it more difficult to get a response on user-generated petitions today.
Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) is introducing a new piece of legislation that would limit the number of charges brought against someone who violates the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA).
Editor’s Pick Most U.S. tech policy is either non-existent or horribly outdated. And 2012 was the year we woke up to that fact.
The Federal Communications Commission released a new set of rules today aimed at making it easier for airline carriers to offer their passengers in-flight Internet access — and I don’t think I’m alone when saying it’s about freakin’ time.
Cisco Systems announced on its blog today that it will acquire Denver-based BroadHop for an undisclosed sum. The technology will be used to shape mobile data traffic and will be folded into Cisco’s service provider networking group.
Editor’s Pick The inevitably low turnout for Facebook’s latest governance vote will mean the end Facebook’s entire user voting process. It’s about time.
Engine founder Michael McGeary wants to give start ups a greater say in what goes on in Washington.
Google has released a report on how governments and police agencies are accessing information about web users.
Anyone using a pseudonym instead of their real name on Google+ is now at risk of account suspension, the company announced today.
Travel accommodations startup Airbnb recently revised its policy regarding property owners, who suffer vandalism as a result of using the company’s marketplace of rental spaces.
Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski said today he is hopeful that the government will be able to reallocate spectrum to satisfy the insatiable appetite for mobile broadband capacity.
Japan’s nuclear crisis is an environmental, financial, and humanitarian disaster, and it has far-reaching implications for energy policy here in the US and abroad.
Tell us what you really think, Verizon. The company yesterday issued a press release titled “Congress Needs to Update the Nation’s Antiquated and Anti-Competitive Telecom Rules” — which, as you can guess, isn’t exactly a love letter to the FCC.