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US Congress grants leftpondians the right to own asteroid booty

Asteroid mining operation Planetary Resources is as pleased as punch with those members of the US Congress who've backed "historic legislation" H.R.2262 – aka the "SPACE Act of 2015". The act "recognizes the right of US citizens to own asteroid resources they obtain as property and encourages the commercial exploration and …
Lester Haines, 11 Nov 2015

What is this river nonsense? Give .amazon to Bezos, says US Congress

The US Congress has had a second stab at trying to get Amazon its own internet extension in a letter to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). The Congressional Trademark Caucus has written to the domain name overseer's CEO and chair complaining about the decision to deny the online retailer its …
Kieren McCarthy, 23 Jun 2015

Chinese hacker bust drove crims underground says report

The public exposure of Chinese hacking group APT1 and its alleged affiliation to the People’s Liberation Army has done nothing but drive its members deeper underground, according to a US congressional report. The US-China Economic and Security Commission, which advises Congress on China, said in a draft report seen by Reuters …

Huawei, ZTE clash with US over national security

Chinese telecoms kit makers Huawei and ZTE failed to allay the long standing national security concerns of Congressmen surrounding their access to the US market, at a high profile hearing in Washington on Thursday. The two have been in the spotlight for almost a year as the US House of Representatives Select Committee on …
Phil Muncaster, 14 Sep 2012
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US lawmakers question Google over privacy policy

Google is insisting that its new privacy policy will still give its users control, after criticism in a letter from US members of Congress. The lawmakers wrote to Google to express concern that users wouldn't be able to opt-out of the new data sharing system when using Chocolate Factory products. "We believe that consumers …
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Technology investors urge US politicians to reject web-blocking law

A proposed US law that would block access to websites that host copyright-infringing material would "throttle innovation and hurt American competitiveness", a group of technology investors has told US legislators. US Congress members should reject the proposed new law, the proposed Protect IP Act (PIPA), the investors said in …
OUT-LAW.COM, 29 Jun 2011
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No wireless sex please, we're American

When it comes to filtering adult content in the US things are due to get that bit more um, sticky. Two Democrat members of the US congress have sent an open letter to FCC Chair Kevin Martin, supporting the agency's goal of a nationwide wireless service suitable for family viewing and accusing detractors of playing for time. …
Bill Ray, 12 Aug 2008
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US Congress to vote on in-flight mobile ban

US lawmakers could ground moves to permit in-flight mobile phone calls. New laws to permanently silence mid-air yammering will go forward to a vote in the House of Representatives. The Halting Airplane Noise to Give Us Peace Act (HANG UP Act) was approved by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee yesterday. The …
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Veteran climate scientist says 'lock up the oil men'

Veteran climate scientist James Hansen is marking the twentieth anniversary of his seminal speech to the US Congress on global warming by calling for oil company execs to be locked up for denying global warming. Hansen, who heads up Nasa’s Goodard Instritute for Space Studies, is credited with putting climate change squarely …
Joe Fay, 23 Jun 2008
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Country mice oppose Yahoogle

Even rural America takes issue with this Yahoogle idea. Today, six organizations representing "the dusty back road of the information superhighway" shot a letter to John Conyers and Patrick Leahy - heads of the US House and Senate judiciary committees - calling for public hearings on a potential search tie-up between the world …
Cade Metz, 9 Jun 2008
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US Congress questions legality of Phorm and the Phormettes

After telling the world it will soon pimp customer data to NebuAd - a behavioral ad targeting firm along the lines of Phorm and Front Porch - Charter Communications has received a letter from Congress questioning the legality of such pimping. As we reported yesterday, Charter - America's eighth largest ISP - plans to test …
Cade Metz, 16 May 2008

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