At a gathering to talk about his new health care legislation, President Barack Obama casually revealed to the crowd that he wasn’t allowed to upgrade his smartphone to Apple’s iPhone due to “security reasons,” reports Reuters.
New York U.S. Circuit Judge Denny Chin said Google’s scanning and cataloging of printed books fell within fair use because it was “highly transformative.”
Aereo is facing yet another lawsuit questioning the legality of its TV anywhere service, with the latest coming from big media companies and local broadcast affiliate stations in Utah (PDF).
Don’t plan on using official websites of government organizations if the U.S. government is temporarily shut down due to budget woes.
Crowdsourced bed and breakfast startup Airbnb is celebrating after helping one of its users successfully appeal a hefty fine for renting out a room in his New York City apartment.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) released a long-awaited report today investigating its actions in prosecuting programmer/activist Aaron Swartz for his role in hacking the school’s academic research paper database.
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 White House petition to make it legal for Tesla Motors to sell its revolutionary cars directly to consumers surpassed its goal of 100,000 signatures today — meaning it’ll get an official response from the Obama administration.
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:
Code for America’s founder Jennifer Pahlka will serve as the deputy CTO under Todd Park, and will bring “lean startup” principles to government.
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.
The U.S. Senate voted to once again advance the Marketplace Fairness Act, a bill that would place a mandatory state sales tax on things sold over the Internet.
Several thousand Tesla owners have now purchased their cars by ordering and paying for them online after visiting a Tesla Store showroom. And national auto-dealer groups don’t like it one bit.
Guest Post So, what will tax filing be like five years from now if technologies continue to advance and consumers demand better tax policies and better software solutions? Will this process be easier or the same? Lets take a look:
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.
As a member of congress, it’s one thing to support a bad piece of tech policy because you don’t fully understand the Internet but it’s quite another when you brag about all the money you’re making on the side from that position.
Guest Post Here’s what you should know about the future of wiretapping on VoIP services.
Editor’s Pick I called on the serial entrepreneur and father of the “Lean startup” movement for a dose of perspective.
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.
Editor’s Pick Here’s what you techies need to know about State of the Union.
Rumors of CISPA’s demise were apparently greatly exaggerated, according to various privacy rights advocates and organizations today.
Guest Post The short answer is no, but perhaps there’s hope.
NYTM aims to play a more steady role when it comes to the city’s technology policy.
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).
Aaron Swartz, the co-creator of RSS 1.0, web.py, and a prominent Internet activist, has committed suicide.
Hey, guess what? Your Facebook feed will soon be filled with movie and TV show activity from Netflix’s 25 million U.S. subscribers.
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.
Congress decided to kill an amendment to an older piece of legislation that would have prevented authorities from viewing a person’s email messages without obtaining a warrant.
Soon, Netflix subscribers in the U.S. will be able to connect their accounts with their Facebook profiles thanks to new legislation that was just passed by the senate.
Yesterday, Pandora CEO Joseph Kennedy asked congressional leaders to pass new legislation — the Internet Radio Fairness Act — that lowers music licensing fees for Internet radio services.
Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) took to Reddit this morning to answer questions about recently introduced legislation that would place a two-year ban on legislators and regulators from creating new laws or regulations that would negatively affect the Internet.