Emerging Tech

Democratic lawmakers praise Internet freedom platform

Democratic lawmakers are praising language in their newly approved party platform that calls for protections for an open and free Internet.

Cybersecurity

Hackers allegedly hold Romney tax returns for ransom

The records were reportedly stolen during a break-in at an office in Franklin, Tennessee.

Cybersecurity

Clinton, Chinese officials eye cooperation to strengthen cybersecurity, prevent IP theft

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi expressed interest in working together on problems that have complicated the relationship between the two plugged-in countries.

Emerging Tech

'Internet freedom' touted by both parties

They oppose proposals that would give the United Nations a greater role in running the Internet.

CXO Briefing

Former cybersecurity czar urges Obama to issue executive order to protect networks

Howard Schmidt says "the president has a few options that he can move on.”

CXO Briefing

Porn exec on GOP's 'family-friendly' platform: 'Sex is everywhere'

Vivid official says "Conservatives should be careful who they target, since it's likely to be fellow conservatives."

Emerging Tech

New tool for hurricane trackers: drones

NASA and NOAA researchers hope pair of military-surplus Global Hawks provide new insight into storms.

Emerging Tech

GOP platform blasts Obama on tech policy

Industry needs "more modern relationship with federal government," Republicans say.

IT Modernization

FAA revisits mobile electronic devices on aircraft

Current FCC regulations require aircraft operators to determine whether interference from a given mobile electronic devices could cause safety risks before allowing such devices to be used.

CXO Briefing

Obama faces delicate decisions as cyberattack fears rise

Experts urge action, but the politics of cybersecurity can be tricky.

CXO Briefing

Tech firms seek Internet freedom planks on party platforms

The Telecommunications Industry Association want the two political parties to take official stances on the matter as well.

IT Modernization

ACLU sues for FBI GPS tracking guidelines

Group asks the department to immediately release memos detailing bureau use of GPS technology.

CXO Briefing

Officials: United Nations Internet regulation is not a conspiracy

U.S. officials say there are no “web-snatching black helicopters.”

IT Modernization

FCC chairman lobbies Pentagon for more spectrum

Genachowski has made it one of his signature goals to "unleash" more spectrum for mobile broadband and manage Pentagon spectrum expectations.

CXO Briefing

House unanimously approves U.N. Internet resolution

Bono Mack says the plan helps plan "the future of the Internet."

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity bill fails to advance in Senate

The cloture vote to end debate on the bill was 52-46, with 60 votes needed to advance the measure.

Cybersecurity

Chances dwindle for senate cybersecurity bill

Few republicans appeared ready to agree on several amendments.

CXO Briefing

Appeals court rejects broadcasters' bid to block FCC disclosure rules

The National Association of Broadcasters say they are disappointed in the ruling.

Cybersecurity

Senate to debate cybersecurity bill next week

The White House endorsed the Cybersecurity Act on Thursday.

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