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Video Games Need More Warnings Says Congress Video Games Need More Warnings Says Congress

After the Supreme Court ruling and a wide variety of other laws attempting to police video games getting thrown out, you would think the blokes in Congress would finally learn. H.R. 4204 proves they have not learned a thing. Congressmen …

“Bully” Gains Support From Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep, Among Others “Bully” Gains Support From Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep, Among Others
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The Weinstein’s aren’t going down without a fight, they want a PG-13 rating for their documentary “Bully“. The problem is that the MPAA says the movie deserves the R-Rating it was given and they have no plans to change it. …

“Bully”: MPAA Receives Letter From U.S. Congressman “Bully”: MPAA Receives Letter From U.S. Congressman
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The Weinstein Company’s documentary “Bully” has received some very prominent support, as some members of Congress are beginning to speak up about the film needing a PG-13 rating. The MPAA has pretty much already said that they won’t change the …

Penthouse.com CEO Could Run For Congress Penthouse.com CEO Could Run For Congress

Marc Bell is Chief Executive Officer of FriendshipFinder Networks Inc., the company that owns Penthouse and a variety of social networking sites. He’s also considering running for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives as a representative of Palm …

FBI And Congress Get Ready For Cyberattacks FBI And Congress Get Ready For Cyberattacks

Robert S. Mueller III, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation warned Congress yesterday that they better be on the offensive. He believes that a cyberattack on the United States has become an eminent threat. Mueller testified to this fact …

Larry Flynt Offers $1M For Dirt Larry Flynt Offers $1M For Dirt
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Larry Flynt, “free speech activist,” pornography baron and publisher of Hustler Magazine took out a full page ad today in The Washington Post, offering $1 million dollars for “information about infidelity, sexual impropriety or corruption concerning a current United States …

Broadband Spectrum Will Expand In the U.S.!!! Broadband Spectrum Will Expand In the U.S.!!!

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has released a report highlighting the need for expansion of the United States broadband spectrum. At the core of his report is what he calls the “spectrum crunch” or huge surge in wireless internet traffic …

Congress Gets Involved In Google’s Latest Privacy Scandal Congress Gets Involved In Google’s Latest Privacy Scandal

Google made news in a big way last week with the revelation that they had engineered an exploit that circumvented privacy settings in Safari (desktop and iOS versions) in order to allow their ads to set tracking cookies on users’ …

Congress Questions Apple On Address Book Controversy Congress Questions Apple On Address Book Controversy

Last week news broke that the popular photo-based social networking app Path was uploading and storing users’ iPhone address books on their servers, in apparent violation of Apple’s development guidelines. Path set a land speed record for corporate response, apologizing …

Interview: Here’s Why Open Auctions for 2G Spectrum Are the Best Option Interview: Here’s Why Open Auctions for 2G Spectrum Are the Best Option

The war in Washington over wireless spectrum is really beginning to heat up as policymakers and the FCC aren’t seeing eye to eye. The issue is commonly referred to as the “spectrum crunch” since wireless networks are quickly becoming overloaded.

House Passes STOCK Act By Huge Margin House Passes STOCK Act By Huge Margin

In his State of the Union address last month President Obama told the nation that if Congress sent him a bill to ban insider trading by members of Congress he would sign it without hesitation. Well, last week the Senate …

Congress Fast Tracks FAA Switch To GPS Congress Fast Tracks FAA Switch To GPS
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Updating the FAA’s national air traffic control network is not exactly an easy undertaking. However, the desire to switch from a system that relies on radar to one that uses GPS has been on the front burner for some time …

70 Groups Send Open Letter To Congress Regarding SOPA/PIPA 70 Groups Send Open Letter To Congress Regarding SOPA/PIPA

SOPA and PIPA may have been shelved, but the groups involved with initial protest feel that the threat is far from over. Seventy groups, most of them involved with the blackout protests from a few weeks back, have sent an …

Google Privacy Update: Company Shares Letter To Congress Google Privacy Update: Company Shares Letter To Congress
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Google posted to its Public Policy blog this morning to emphasize the point that they are changing their privacy policies, not their privacy controls, and to share a letter the company wrote to members of congress. Specific members include: Cliff …

H.R. 1981 Is A Turd Wrapped In Cotton Candy H.R. 1981 Is A Turd Wrapped In Cotton Candy
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Sometimes it feels like we’re all just playing a big game of electronic privacy whack-a-mole. And if we hold true to that analogy, the next mole that needs to be whacked might look cute on the outside – but it …

Anonymous: #OpGlobalBlackout Targets Banks, Facebook Anonymous: #OpGlobalBlackout Targets Banks, Facebook
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Anonymous is back with their grandest threat yet. This past week, an innocuous YouTube video was posted titled, “Anonymous Message to Congress.” The video was made in response to the shutting down of MegaUpload on Thursday by the federal government. …

Lamar Smith To Delay SOPA Until “Wider Agreement On Solution” Lamar Smith To Delay SOPA Until “Wider Agreement On Solution”
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It appears that both SOPA and PIPA are hitting the backburner today. Early Friday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced that he will postpone an upcoming procedural vote on the Protect IP Act “in light of recent events.” And now, …

SOPA/PIPA Congressional Support Nosedives, OR The Internet’s Little Victories SOPA/PIPA Congressional Support Nosedives, OR The Internet’s Little Victories
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Back when we first covered SOPA Opera, the tool created by Dan Nguyen, the distribution of Congressional support and opposition for SOPA and PIPA painted a pretty grim picture. On January 6th, the tracking tool showed 81 members confirmed to …

Wikipedia’s SOPA / PIPA Blackout Seen By 162 Million People Wikipedia’s SOPA / PIPA Blackout Seen By 162 Million People

Everybody make it through yesterday’s Internet-wide protest? Everyone still in one piece? Good. Now, let’s take a moment to consider the aftermath of Wikipedia’s protest of SOPA/PIPA yesterday. While reports are coming in that 4.5 million people signed Google’s anti-SOPA …

SOPA Opera Shows Where Congress Members Stand On SOPA / PIPA SOPA Opera Shows Where Congress Members Stand On SOPA / PIPA

Journalist Dan Nguyen has produced a site that helps users identify where legislators stand on SOPA/PIPA and organize them in several different ways. SOPA Opera divides members of Congress broadly into supporters and opponents. From there they can be further …

SOPA Is Back: Lamar Smith Says Markup To Resume In February SOPA Is Back: Lamar Smith Says Markup To Resume In February
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If you needed any more proof that SOPA isn’t really dead, just delayed, look no further. Despite calls that SOPA, for all intents and purposes, had been killed in the House of Representatives, the truth was that the harmful legislation …