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  • Experts: FCC will adopt net neutrality rules in early 2015

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will adopt net neutrality rules in early 2015, maybe as soon as February, several observers believe, but few people want to predict what those rules will look like.

    Written by Grant Gross25 Dec. 14 05:20
  • Tech, digital rights groups applaud Senate move on NSA reform

    Several technology and digital rights groups have praised a U.S. Senate move toward passing legislation that would rein in the National Security Agency's domestic telephone records collection program.

    Written by Grant Gross14 Nov. 14 05:06
  • Obama gives FCC political cover to regulate broadband

    U.S. President Barack Obama, in a strong net neutrality policy statement, has given the Federal Communications Commission the political cover it needs to move ahead with new rules by reclassifying broadband as a regulated utility.

    Written by Grant Gross11 Nov. 14 07:44
  • US senators introduce bill to expand Wi-Fi spectrum

    Two U.S. senators have introduced legislation aimed at expanding the amount of Wi-Fi spectrum available in a band now designated for intelligent vehicle communications, satellite service and amateur radio.

    Written by Grant Gross21 June 14 03:51
  • FTC Commissioner Wright's calendar heavy on lobbyists, light on consumer groups

    The official calendar for Joshua Wright, a commissioner with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, shows he has had many meetings with technology company lobbyists, but none with consumer advocates, even though consumer protection is a major part of the agency's mission.

    Written by Grant Gross05 April 14 06:42
  • Supreme Court could limit software patents in Alice case

    A case before the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this week could have a huge impact on business-method and software patents, with some experts concerned that the court could put significant limits on what can be patented.

    Written by Grant Gross03 April 14 07:04
  • What's the problem with DMCA takedown notices?

    A U.S. government effort to encourage agreement among copyright holders and Web-based services on how to improve the notice-and-takedown process in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act began Thursday with some disagreement about what direction the discussions should take.

    Written by Grant Gross20 March 14 19:19
  • Obama's NSA reform proposals spark disappointment from some

    U.S. President Barack Obama's proposed changes to the National Security Agency's surveillance programs don't go far enough, some technology and digital rights groups said, while others hailed it as a good first step.

    Written by Grant Gross17 Jan. 14 20:00
  • DOJ defends NSA phone records program after judge's ruling

    The U.S. Department of Justice defended the National Security Agency's massive phone records collection program after a U.S. District Court judge ruled Monday that the program is likely to violate the U.S. Constitution.

    Written by Grant Gross16 Dec. 13 22:03
  • Lawmakers introduce bill to rein in NSA telephone records program

    A bipartisan group of more than 85 lawmakers has introduced legislation to end the U.S. National Security Agency's broad collection of U.S. telephone records by imposing new restrictions on who the agency can target.

    Written by Grant Gross29 Oct. 13 17:24