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Lawmakers Call for Examination of Hate Speech in Media Bill introduced in wake of Kansas City shooting

Reacting to Sunday's hate crime at two Jewish centers in Kansas City, Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) introduced today a bill to update the government's 20-year-old…

April 16, 2014, 3:49 PM EDT

U.S. to Turn Over Control of the Internet Icann will begin work on the transition later this month

The United States will begin a process to relinquish its administrative control over of key function of the Internet by September 2015, federal officials said late this afternoon. Since the Internet…

March 14, 2014, 7:52 PM EDT

Privacy Advocate Blasts Government-Hosted Privacy Group Jeff Chester: 'NTIA is the digital gang that can't shoot straight'

Jeff Chester, Washington's most vocal and relentless privacy advocate, has had enough with the multi stakeholder process hosted by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. In a 34-page report released Thursday,…

August 29, 2013, 12:02 PM EDT

Your Sluggish WiFi Nightmare Could Soon Come to an End FCC begins new proceeding to free up more high-speed spectrum

Anyone who has used WiFi recently doesn't have to be told that WiFi networks, particularly in public hot spots like airports and conferences, can be iffy, depending on how many…

February 20, 2013, 12:01 AM EST

White House Report: Let's Share The Airwaves Former methods to solve spectrum crunch won't meet demand

The administration's report on finding new spectrum to feed the public's growing demand for wireless services concludes that the answer lies in spectrum sharing between government and private industry. The report,…

July 20, 2012, 4:21 PM EDT

Advertisers Seek Answers to Glitch for New Internet Name System Icann system has been offline since April 12

The organization responsible for managing the address system on the Internet has run into a glitch, confirming advertisers' worst fears—that adding hundreds of new top-level domains to the Internet too…

April 25, 2012, 1:21 PM EDT

U.S. Puts Icann Policies on Notice Could be good news for advertisers worried about new flood of domain names

Icann, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, hit a big snag over the weekend—raising questions about its decision to consider adding of hundreds of new generic top level…

March 12, 2012, 2:42 PM EDT

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