Attorney General Gonzales gave a speech saying that data retention by Internet service providers is an "issue that must be addressed." Child pornography investigations have been "hampered" because data may be routinely deleted.
The Washington Post reports that Senators Feinstein (D-Cal.) and Graham (R-S.C.) have introduced S. 2644, the PERFORM Act, punishing satellite radio for offering its subscribers devices capable of recording off the air. Buried in the bill, however
A proposed copyright law seen by CNET News.com would expand the DMCA's restrictions on software that can bypass copy protections and grant federal police more wiretapping and enforcement powers.
The U.S. Department of Justice will push for new legislation that requires all commercial Web sites to label every page that includes adult material in an effort to protect Web surfers from pornography, the agency announced.
Last August the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Christopher Lamparello was free to operate his website at www.fallwell.com because he had "not evidenced a bad faith intent to profit" from it. The Supreme Court turned down an ap
Google Inc, the top online search engine, is unveiling a calendar service that allows users to store appointments online, receive reminders about them and share those plans with others.
A British man who allegedly crippled US defence systems in the "biggest military computer hack of all time" could be sent to Guantanamo Bay if he is extradited, his lawyer argued. Washington wanted "administrative revenge" on his
An ongoing lawsuit between a company and a popular archive of Web pages raises questions about whether the archive unavoidably violates copyright laws while providing a valuable service, experts say.
Did you buy anything through the Internet last year without paying sales tax at the time? If you did, state tax collectors warn that you'd better say so by April 17 and write a check--or else.
In Atlanta, an online ad offers a room in exchange for "sex and light office duty." In Los Angeles, a one-bedroom pool house is free "to a girl that is skilled and willing." And in New York City, a $700-a-month room is available a
A U.S. maker of network management systems said Wednesday it had received an order from Shanghai Telecom Co. for a system that can detect and block telephone calls placed over the Internet. Plans to block "unauthorized" Internet calls that
Chinese Internet censors take more than a week to identify and block access to sites that allow Internet users to circumvent their controls, according to Anonymizer. That's good news for Anonymizer, which introduced Operation: Anti-Censorship sof
Lawmakers charged with overseeing telecommunications are poised to vote on the most controversial legislative measure in telecom: network neutrality. Determine whether the Internet remains accessible to content providers on a non-discriminatory basis
Every keystroke and website - however innocent - are recorded. Fed into a nationwide surveillance system used to block thousands of websites and track down anyone posting material that offends government authorities.
Imagine a world where wars are fought over the internet; where TV broadcasts and newspaper reports are designed by the military to confuse the population; and where a foreign armed power can shut down your computer, phone, radio or TV at will. In
Sending video clips around by e-mail was a bust: The e-mails kept getting rejected because they were so big. Posting the videos online was a headache. So last February 2 buddies got to work in a garage, determined to design something simpler.
The Washington state Supreme Court ruled a trial judge overreached his authority when he restricted a man from posting information on a Web site. Paul Trummel was jailed for more than 3 months in his free-speech standoff with the judge over the Web s
The Justice Department is demanding internal files from dozens of Internet service providers and other technology firms as it seeks to defend a controversial Internet child protection law. "That money could be spent so much more wisely on giving
US House Republicans offered legislation aimed at easing the path for telephone carriers like AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications to enter the subscription television business. The companies have complained that it would take them years to obtain th
Thanks to the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law, and a lawsuit brought by Reps. Shays and Meehan, and the unwillingness of the FEC's Democratic commissioners to fight it, we now have Internet election regulations. Yay.
A Christian group that promotes heterosexuality quietly dropped its beef against a blogger who poked fun at it. Exodus International initially claimed the altered image of one of its billboards by Justin Watt infringed its copyright. But Exodus is no
David M. Kauchak pleaded guilty in Winnebago County to remotely accessing someone else's computer system without permission. A police officer arrested Kauchak after spotting him sitting in a parked car with a computer. A chat with the suspect led
High-speed Internet access and the spread of sophisticated wireless devices, combined with savvy marketers and self-promoters have redefined how, where and when millions get their laughs. Comedy is being propelled to the same kind of transformation t
"Local TV, in particular, takes a hit ... when people start spending more time with online news," said John Horrigan, Pew's associate director for research.
[http://finance.google.com/finance] The finance section Google Inc. continues a philosophical shift that's turning its once-pure Internet search engine into an all-purpose Web site interested in getting people to stick around instead of sending
Microsoft unveiled a global initiative to crack down on cybercriminals who engage in phishing. The company will set in motion more than 100 legal actions against phishers in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa by the end of June.
The Supreme Court turned back an appeal from a photographer who claimed a federal decency law violated free-speech rights to post pictures of sadomasochistic sexual behavior on the Web. "Many more Internet users will likely face the constitution
A federal judge has ordered internet search engine Google to turn over some search data, including 50,000 web addresses, to the US government.
Attorney General Gonzales had subpoenaed Google to turn over data the government wanted from the company as part of the Bush Administration's attempt to defend a federal law on Internet child pornography. "You have to disclose what your robo
A spoof John Howard website that featured a soul searching "apology" speech for the Iraq war has been shut down under orders from the Australian Government. "Mystified" to discover his satirical website johnhowardpm.org had been b