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Are Foreign Cloud Providers Exploiting Privacy Concerns?

Tech officials are warning House subcommittee members that foriegn cloud services providers are trying to exploit perceived weaknesses in privacy laws to drive business away from U.S. providers.

Online Sales Tax Effort Gains Momentum

House Republican and Democratic lawmakers begin the debate to work out legislation to permit states to force the collection of Internet sales taxes, which will ultimately affect the prices consumers see when they shop online.

Cyberwar Ignores Borders, Expert Suggests

We're in for a "constant state of asymmetric warfare" that goes beyond traditional notions of war nation-states.

Facebook's Facial Recognition Draws US Senate Scrutiny

Privacy issues arise regarding Facebook's tag suggestions feature, as senators ask what the social network does with the collected data.

Lawmakers Weigh Future of Online Video

As online distribution grows, House members consider an update to the 20-year-old Cable Act, debating whether to relax rules on cable- broadcast negotiations...

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Diplomats Ponder a 'Cyber Cold War'

A fine line exists between asserting core values such as freedom of speech and religion without sacrificing progress on a number of other cyber issues.

Dell 'Super Excited About Windows 8,' Vows No Dell Smartphones

Michael Dell talks plans for a bevy of mobile device to launch with Windows 8, weighs in on company's strategy for security, cloud computing.

Technology Patent Wars Sign of Robust Innovation, Patent Office Claims

David Kappos, the director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, received a friendly reception from a House committee yesterday as he offered an update on the agency's progress in implementing the landmark patent reform legislation enacted last September.

Samsung, Qualcomm Team to Advance Wireless Charging

Industry players form technical alliance to develop a new standard.

Security Experts Warn of Cyber Threats From Iran

Iran may be turning to cyber attacks as a channel to attack corporate and government entities in the U.S., especially since the attacks are relatively easily launched against much larger adversaries.

FTC Issues Privacy Report, Calls for Do-Not-Track Tool

The Federal Trade Commission Monday released the long-awaited final version of its report on online consumer privacy.

Feds Turn to Tech to Improve Freedom of Information Act Responses

Amid promises of openness and transparency--and a healthy dose of skepticism-- Obama administration officials are developing new Web interfaces, search techniques to improve the response to requests under the Freedom of Information Act.

ISPs Object to Cybersecurity Rules

Executives from Comcast, AT&T and other services warn Congress against government oversight of private firms' cybersecurity practices.

Internet Freedom: Next Battlefields

Between the free-expression camp and the hard-line regimes with strict censorship policies are a host of nations beginning to explore global digital communication.

McCain, GOP Vow Alternative Cybersecurity Bill

Arizona Republican blasts bipartisan cybersecurity bill for DHS authority, new regulations on private sector operators.