The U.S. government taxes wireline carriers to subsidize phone services for rural areas that are more expensive to reach by wire. This Universal Service Fund has come under attack for being an outdated burden in an age of cellular and other forms of
The Federal Communications Commission is launching an inquiry to determine how broadband providers are behaving in terms of providing access to the Internet to subscribers.
Companies from across IT face criminal sanctions, including prison time for employees, if their networks, software programs or online services are ever used to carry illegally copied material such as music or film, according to a draft law from the E
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. federal court ruled on Thursday that a 1998 law designed to block children from viewing Internet pornography violates the U.S. Constitution's free speech protections.
The Company intends to participate in the fast growing video sharing web site market in China, and at the same time, to continue its exploration of mineral properties in British Columbia, Canada. (Interesting combination)
The surprise about podcasting isn't that millions are listening — the surprise is that millions are listening to some fairly arcane stuff. To wit: Lectures on Byzantine emperors. Video seminars on the Mona Lisa. Archaeological treatises on pre
Blogger.com, home of the weblog publishing system owned by Google, has been infiltrated by a number of phishing sites, security watchers report. In some cases, the Stration mass mailer is being used to drive traffic to these fraudulent sites. One
Google Inc. is adopting new privacy measures to make it more difficult to connect online search requests with the people making them a thorny issue that provoked a showdown with the U.S. government last year. [Don't believe it.]
Connecticut has become the first state in the nation to introduce legislation that would require MySpace, other social networking sites, and chat rooms to verify the ages of their users. Any postings by those under 18 would require parental permissio
It had to happen: Viacom recently issued a statement concerning its ongoing dispute with Google’s YouTube, which Viacom sees solved only in court.
Sony will launch its own virtual universe and another 3-D game built almost entirely by players. "Home" is a real-time, networked world for the PlayStation 3 in which players create human-looking characters called avatars.
China will not allow any more internet cafes to open this year, according to a government order. The notice vows to crack down on gambling through online games. Part of a campaign to combat the rising problem of internet addiction.
A Turkish court ordered access to YouTube's website blocked on Wednesday, after a prosecutor recommended the ban because of videos allegedly insulting the founder of modern Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.
Regulators have ordered Chinese Web sites to limit the use of "virtual money" after concerns that the online credits might be used for money laundering or illicit trade. The order governing credits sold by Web sites to customers to pay for
My wife Rebecca and I have spent the last seven years of our lives pouring our hearts, minds, and financial resources into Radio Paradise. We are now faced with the very real possibility that all of our efforts will have been in vain, and that
BEIJING, March 7 (Xinhuanet) -- Microsoft, which is increasingly competing with Google in business software and other areas, accused the Silicon Valley giant of a "cavalier" attitude to copyright, media reported on Wednesday.
Some European countries are proposing outlawing the use of fake information to open e-mail accounts or set up Web sites, a move intended to help terror investigations. [Can the US be far behind?]
Leaders see ‘a grave social problem;’ treatment includes electric shocks. A 12-year-old boy receives electric shock treatment for his Internet addiction at the Beijing Military Region Central Hospital. A soldier shouting, "This is for your own
With a few exceptions, placing ads and responding to them is free. And since Craigslist operates as 450 local listing services in all 50 states and 50 countries, whatever you're looking for is probably going to be nearby.
For one of the world's most reclusive countries, the computers on shabby desks with cheap plastic chairs represent a small crack in two decades of isolation.
A House Republican is pushing a measure that echoes a long-sought Bush administration goal: to require all Internet service providers to keep records on their subscribers by giving the attorney general broad discretion to write rules on what informat
Authorities Struggling With Anonymity Provided By Unsecured Networks. With nearly 46,000 public access points across the country -- many of them free -- hundreds of thousands of computer users are logging on every day to wireless networks
All Internet service providers would have to [spy on] keep track of what their customers are doing online to aid police in future investigations under legislation introduced as part of a Republican "law and order agenda."
Hackers briefly overwhelmed at least 3 of 13 computers that manage global computer traffic in one of the most significant attacks against the Internet. "There is no credible intelligence to suggest an imminent threat to the homeland," the H
The 802.11n [wireless Internet] standard promises theoretical maximum speeds of up to 300 megabits per second, compared to 54 mbps for its predecessor, 802.11g, and 11 mbps for the original 802.11b standard.
The federal crackdown on online gambling has tied up the funds of thousands of U.S. patrons of two of the largest services. The crackdown on BetOnSports, which no longer takes sports wagers from the USA, and Neteller — an Internet payment service
If the U.S. government gets its way on Super Bowl Sunday, all bets will be off -- all online bets, that is. Federal prosecutors and agents in the FBI's organized crime unit have been mounting a large-scale crackdown on Internet gambling, with
Auctions of virtual gold, armour and other digital booty amassed in online computer games like World of Warcraft have been banned by Ebay.
The company said its profit increased to $1.03 billion from $372.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2005. Revenue reached $3.21 billion, up 67 percent. For the year, profit more than doubled, to $3.08 billion from $1.47 billion, while revenue rose 73
A newly declassified document gives a fascinating glimpse into the US military's plans for "information operations" - from psychological operations, to attacks on hostile computer networks.