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Twitter chief picked as Obama telecom advisor

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – US President Barack Obama named Twitter’s chief and a high-ranking Microsoft executive among a handful of technology veterans to be appointed as telecommunications security advisors. “I am proud to appoint such impressive men and women to these important roles, and I am grateful they have agreed…

EU, Japan agree to work towards mega free trade deal

BRUSSELS (AFP) – Leaders of the European Union and Japan on Saturday agreed to start talks towards a multi-billion-euro free trade deal linking the world’s third biggest economy to the globe’s largest market. Long demanded by Tokyo, the decision to launch preliminary talks on a trade deal, as well as…

Hackers penetrate U.S. defense contractors’ security networks

Reuters is reporting that unknown hackers have broken into the networks of Lockheed Martin and other major defense contractors and may have gained access to sensitive information on present and future weapons systems. Reuters had reported earlier on Friday that “Lockheed Martin, the Pentagon’s No. 1 supplier, is experiencing a…

Oregon Senator Wyden freezes second Internet censorship bill

A U.S. Senator from Oregon has once again taken a stand against his own party to defend what he sees as the inherent right to free speech on the Internet, placing a hold on a bill that could force search engines and Internet service providers to block websites deemed to…

Endeavour spacewalk marks 1,000 hours on station work

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The crew of the US space shuttle Endeavour wrapped up their fourth and final spacewalk Friday, a walkabout that surpassed the 1,000th hour of such trips to build the International Space Station. The marathon seven hour, 24 minute spacewalk began at 7:39 am (0415 GMT) and mission…

Paypal sues Google over mobile phone ‘Wallet’

NEW YORK — Google faced a lawsuit on Friday hours after it unveiled a free mobile application that turns a smartphone into an electronic wallet and is designed to replace plastic credit cards. PayPal and eBay filed a lawsuit in a California state court Thursday charging that the Internet giant…

Senate panel unanimously passes PROTECT IP Act to crack down on online piracy websites

Senator Wyden announces hold on the motion to proceed to the bill The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously voted Thursday to approve legislation to give U.S. officials the power to order search engines and Internet service providers to block websites hosting pirated movies, television shows and music and selling counterfeit goods.…

Exclusive: Sen. Kerry insists commercial privacy bill is not ‘a step backwards’

An effort by two U.S. Senators to cement a broad series of privacy protections into federal law came under fire last week when a legislative analysis from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) suggested that it might override numerous state laws that offer even stronger safeguards for consumer information. Contacted by…

House votes to pull funding for abortion-related training

The Republican controlled U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday in favor of an amendment which would permanently bar any public funding for medical training centers that educate doctors on how to perform abortions. The amendment includes an exception for victims of rape or incest, along with women whose lives may…

Feds threaten to ground Texas airplanes if anti-groping bill becomes law

A bill that would criminalize TSA agents who conduct airport patdown searches was scuttled Tuesday night after the federal government threatened to ground all flights out of Texas. The proposed law would have levied misdemeanor charges against security agents who “intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly [touch] the anus, sexual organ, buttocks,…

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