Emerging Tech

Lawmakers offer Internet radio legislation

Bill would require the same standard for setting rates for paying performers as it does for satellite and radio.

Emerging Tech

Ad industry, privacy advocates spar over 'do not track'

Some of the browser providers including Mozilla’s Firefox, Apple’s Safari and Microsoft’s Internet Explorer have begun including a do-not-track choice in their browsers.

IT Modernization

Ayotte criticizes White House over Google video request

Innocence of the Muslims has sparked protests in the Maghreb and Middle East.

CIO Briefing

House Republicans support Smith’s STEM bill

Measure would make it easier for foreign students who graduate from U.S. universities with advanced degrees in sciences to stay in the United States.

Emerging Tech

Coalition launched to oppose Internet sales tax legislation

Online business are forming group to counter lobbying efforts.

CIO Briefing

Online-gambling bill stalled by tactical spat

After months of negotiations, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., appear to have come to an impasse

IT Modernization

FCC set to take up incentive auction, spectrum holding proposals

The FCC is aiming to finalize the order by mid-2013 and hold its first auctions in 2014.

CIO Briefing

Broadband touted as driver of economic growth

Officials say it has been undervalued as a driver of growth.

CIO Briefing

Democrats part with GOP on net neutrality, online privacy

Platform addresses many of the same tech and telecom issues but with starkly different approaches in key areas.

IT Modernization

FCC likely to take up incentive auction plan next month

The auctions would allow TV broadcasters a chance to offer bids on how much they would take to give up their spectrum.

IT Modernization

Stakeholders continue slog on mobile app privacy

The first proposed code is focused narrowly on providing more transparency in what information developers and sellers of mobile apps are collecting from users and how they are using that data.

IT Modernization

Romney woos tech sector with small government approach

GOP standard-bearer says he would focus on cybersecurity in his first 100 days.

IT Modernization

Critics worry Verizon-cable deal will doom key goal of 1996 Telecom Act

Groups lamented the impact the deal would have on competition for wired broadband services but also voiced continued concerns that the deal will lead to further consolidation.

IT Modernization

FEC addresses industry concerns over text campaign donations

FEC said Tuesday that carriers would not be responsible for ensuring donors are eligible to give or enforcing limits on donations.

IT Modernization

Spectrum-sharing plan approved by FCC

The pilot program will test the impact of sharing spectrum in the 1755-1780 megahertz band to see how commercial use of those airwaves impacts federal agencies currently using that band.

Emerging Tech

Bono Mack urges Senate action on Internet resolution

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has introduced a similar resolution in the Senate, which has attracted 32 co-sponsors from both parties.

IT Modernization

Google agrees to pay record fine for privacy violations

The FTC said that the search giant's actions violated a consent decree.

Cybersecurity

White House weighs executive order on cybersecurity

Obama has urged officials to continue to look for ways to use existing authority to bolster the nation’s cyberdefenses.

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