An antispyware bill that the U.S. House of Representatives passed this week earned praise from cybersecurity groups, but faces an uncertain future in the Senate.
Stories by Grant Gross
The U.S. government needs to take action now to avoid crippling cyberattacks that could shut down major communications systems nationwide, a group of cybersecurity experts told U.S. lawmakers Wednesday.
A wide-ranging government policy on broadband and healthy competition among providers gives Japanese customers greater speeds at a much cheaper price than US customers pay, says NTT executive Takashi Ebihara.
Two U.S. lawmakers have reintroduced a bill that would impose penalties of up to five years of prison time and fines for spyware activities.
IT security remains a top concern of US government CIOs, but it’s also an area where they’re making much progress, according to a survey released recently by the Information Technology Association of America.
U.S. President George Bush's 2008 budget request for US$65.5 billion in IT spending across federal agencies reflects his priorities to cut budget deficits while improving cybersecurity and enhancing e-government services to U.S. citizens, Bush advisors said Wednesday.
The Internet has an ever-growing role to play in allowing free expression across the globe, but only if attempts to reign it in are unsuccessful, Google Chairman and CEO Eric Schmidt, said Tuesday.
Just 35% of US government managers believe their agencies support telecommuting, despite a seven-year-old law requiring agencies to offer telework options to workers, according to a recent study.
A U.S. attorney has charged Bryan Wagner, an independent investigator who worked for Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) while the company tried to find the source of board leaks, with aggravated identity theft and conspiracy.
Marketer Yesmail has agreed to pay a US$50,717 (NZ$75,740) civil penalty to settle US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges accusing it of sending unsolicited commercial email after recipients asked it to stop.
Problems with voting machines across the US are being reported to watchdog groups, including significant problems of votes being incorrectly recorded.
Sanjay Kumar, the former chief executive officer of CA, was sentenced in the US yesterday to 12 years in prison and a US$8 million fine on securities fraud charges.
The value of the top 20 US government IT contracts in fiscal year 2007 will be US$118 billion, less than half the value of the top 20 government IT contracts in 2006, according to a report from Input, a US firm that helps private companies win government contracts.
A new social-networking Web site, aimed at "opinion leaders" in politics and other issues, will launch Thursday with a roster of members including former U.S. President Bill Clinton, U.S. senators John McCain and Hillary Clinton and former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich.
AT&T is returning about 2,000 previously outsourced technical support jobs to its own payroll, the company announced late last month.