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Date / TimeStory
Friday September 19, 2014 @09:03AM Snowden's Leaks Didn't Help Terrorists
Thursday September 18, 2014 @07:48AM FCC Chairman: Americans Shouldn't Subsidize Internet Service Under 10Mbps
Wednesday September 17, 2014 @05:25PM Airbnb To Start Collecting Hotel Tax On Rentals In San Francisco
Wednesday September 17, 2014 @12:03PM ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children
Tuesday September 16, 2014 @10:07AM US Patent Office Seeking Consultant That Can Stamp Out Fraud By Patent Examiners
Tuesday September 16, 2014 @10:05AM Drone-Based Businesses: Growing In Canada, Grounded In the US
Tuesday September 16, 2014 @09:32AM WSJ Reports Boeing To Beat SpaceX For Manned Taxi To ISS
Tuesday September 16, 2014 @09:16AM Treasure Map: NSA, GCHQ Work On Real-Time "Google Earth" Internet Observation
Tuesday September 16, 2014 @08:37AM Funding Tech For Government, Instead of Tech For Industry
Tuesday September 16, 2014 @08:06AM New Details About NSA's Exhaustive Search of Edward Snowden's Emails
Tuesday September 16, 2014 @07:55AM AT&T Proposes Net Neutrality Compromise
Monday September 15, 2014 @04:32PM NSW Police Named as FinFisher Spyware Users
Monday September 15, 2014 @02:22PM The FCC Net Neutrality Comment Deadline Has Arrived: What Now?
Monday September 15, 2014 @11:45AM How Governments Are Getting Around the UN's Ban On Blinding Laser Weapons
Saturday September 13, 2014 @06:53AM City of Turin To Switch From Windows To Linux and Save 6M Euros
Friday September 12, 2014 @11:46AM German Court: Google Must Stop Ignoring Customer E-mails
Friday September 12, 2014 @01:11AM Hewlett-Packard Pleads Guilty To Bribing Officials in Russia, Poland, and Mexico
Thursday September 11, 2014 @08:03PM UK Ham Radio Reg Plans To Drop 15 min Callsign Interval and Allow Encryption
Thursday September 11, 2014 @04:38PM City of Turin to Switch from Windows to Linux and Save €6M
Thursday September 11, 2014 @04:20PM Net Neutrality Comments Surge Past 1.7M, an All-Time Record For the FCC
Thursday September 11, 2014 @02:42PM When Scientists Give Up
Wednesday September 10, 2014 @05:51PM Cuba Calculates Cost of 54yr US Embargo At $1.1 Trillion
Wednesday September 10, 2014 @03:22PM Researcher Fired At NSF After Government Questions Her Role As 1980s Activist
Tuesday September 09, 2014 @08:42AM Chinese Man Sues State-Owned Cell Phone Company For Blocking Google
Monday September 08, 2014 @04:41PM Ontario Government Wants To Regulate the Internet
Monday September 08, 2014 @04:28PM AT&T Says 10Mbps Is Too Fast For "Broadband," 4Mbps Is Enough
Monday September 08, 2014 @10:16AM FAA Scans the Internet For Drone Users; Sends Cease and Desist Letters
Sunday September 07, 2014 @09:58PM L.A. Times National Security Reporter Cleared Stories With CIA Before Publishing
Sunday September 07, 2014 @06:04PM NASA Panel Finds Fault WIth Curiosity Rover Project's Focus
Sunday September 07, 2014 @04:31AM New US Airstrikes In Iraq Intended to Protect Important Dam
Saturday September 06, 2014 @10:34PM Protesters Blockade Microsoft's Seattle Headquarters Over Tax Breaks
Saturday September 06, 2014 @04:22PM "Net Neutrality" Coiner Tim Wu Is Running For Lt. Governor of New York
Friday September 05, 2014 @08:51PM Obama Administration Seeks $58M To Put (Partly) Toward Fighting Ebola
Friday September 05, 2014 @06:23PM NYPD Starts Body Camera Pilot Program
Thursday September 04, 2014 @06:10PM Hackers Break Into HealthCare.gov
Thursday September 04, 2014 @01:30PM FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Says Switching ISPs Is Too Hard
Wednesday September 03, 2014 @06:13PM Oregon Suing Oracle Over Obamacare Site, But Still Needs Oracle's Help
Tuesday September 02, 2014 @12:11PM Kernel Developer Dmitry Monakhov Arrested For Protesting Ukraine Invasion
Tuesday September 02, 2014 @08:03AM NASA's Competition For Dollars
Monday September 01, 2014 @05:30PM Net Neutrality Campaign To Show What the Web Would Be Like With a "Slow Lane"
Monday September 01, 2014 @05:26PM Power Grids: The Huge Battery Market You Never Knew Existed
Monday September 01, 2014 @01:24PM Finland's Nuclear Plant Start Delayed Again
Monday September 01, 2014 @12:24PM New Nigerian ID Card Includes Prepay MasterCard Wallet
Monday September 01, 2014 @08:43AM Feds Want Nuclear Waste Train, But Don't Know Where It Would Go
Sunday August 31, 2014 @11:39AM Hacker Disrupts New Zealand Election Campaign
Wednesday August 27, 2014 @08:46PM African States Aim To Improve Internet Interconnections
Wednesday August 27, 2014 @06:09PM New NRC Rule Supports Indefinite Storage of Nuclear Waste
Wednesday August 27, 2014 @09:42AM New NRC rule supports indefinite storage of nuclear waste
Tuesday August 26, 2014 @11:04AM A Horrifying Interactive Map of Global Internet Censorship
Tuesday August 26, 2014 @08:06AM 850 Billion NSA Surveillance Records Searchable By Domestic Law Enforcement
Monday August 25, 2014 @04:53PM NRC Analyst Calls To Close Diablo Canyon, CA's Last Remaining Nuclear Plant
Sunday August 24, 2014 @04:43PM Ross Ulbricht Faces New Drug Charges
Sunday August 24, 2014 @03:22PM Munich Council Say Talk of LiMux Demise Is Greatly Exaggerated
Sunday August 24, 2014 @09:53AM Oregon Sues Oracle For "Abysmal" Healthcare Website
Saturday August 23, 2014 @02:26PM For Microsoft, $93B Abroad Means Avoiding $30B Tax Hit
Friday August 22, 2014 @07:38PM New EU Rules Will Limit Vacuum Cleaners To 1600W
Thursday August 21, 2014 @10:43AM National Science Foundation Awards $20 Million For Cloud Computing Experiments
Wednesday August 20, 2014 @06:04PM Smartphone Kill Switch, Consumer Boon Or Way For Government To Brick Your Phone?
Tuesday August 19, 2014 @09:28AM Nuclear Regulator Hacked 3 Times In 3 Years
Tuesday August 19, 2014 @09:00AM WikiLeaks' Assange Hopes To Exit London Embassy "Soon"
Monday August 18, 2014 @06:58PM Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft
Monday August 18, 2014 @12:06PM Plan Would Give Government Virtual Veto Over Internet Governance
Sunday August 17, 2014 @08:36PM Feds: Red Light Camera Firm Paid For Chicago Official's Car, Condo
Saturday August 16, 2014 @08:07AM Leaked Documents: GCHQ Made Port-Scanning Entire Countries a Standard Spy Tool
Saturday August 16, 2014 @01:36AM Apple Begins Storing Chinese User Data On Servers In China
Thursday August 14, 2014 @10:43PM US Defense Contractors Still Waiting For Breach Notification Rules
Thursday August 14, 2014 @07:38PM How Drones Entered the FBI's Spying Toolkit
Thursday August 14, 2014 @07:19PM Berlin Bans Car Service Uber
Thursday August 14, 2014 @02:28PM DARPA Uses Preteen Gamers To Beta Test Tomorrow's Military Software
Tuesday August 12, 2014 @11:23AM Sniffing Out Billions In US Currency Smuggled Across the Border To Mexico
Tuesday August 12, 2014 @10:05AM Chinese Researchers' 'Terror Cam' Could Scan Crowds, Looking for Stress
Tuesday August 12, 2014 @07:44AM DEA Paid Amtrak Employee To Pilfer Passenger Lists
Monday August 11, 2014 @12:02PM Every Day Is Goof-Off-At-Work Day At the US Patent and Trademark Office
Monday August 11, 2014 @08:32AM San Jose Police Apologize For Hiding Drone Program, Halts Until Further Review
Sunday August 10, 2014 @10:21AM Floridian (and Southern) Governmental Regulations Are Unfriendly To Solar Power
Saturday August 09, 2014 @06:55PM Slashdot Asks: Should Schooling Be Year-Round?
Friday August 08, 2014 @08:44PM FCC Mandates Text-to-911 From All US Wireless Carriers
Friday August 08, 2014 @02:52PM Russia Cracks Down On Public Wi-Fi; Oracle Blocks Java Downloads In Russia
Thursday August 07, 2014 @08:34AM Snowden Granted 3 More Years of Russian Residency
Wednesday August 06, 2014 @10:20PM City of London Police Take Down Proxy Service Over Piracy Concerns
Wednesday August 06, 2014 @06:57PM US Intelligence Wants Tools To Tell: Who's the Smartest of Them All?
Wednesday August 06, 2014 @06:19PM Ecuador To Forge Ahead With State-Backed Digital Currency
Wednesday August 06, 2014 @05:18PM China Bans iPad, MacBook Pro, Other Apple Products For Government Use
Tuesday August 05, 2014 @07:53PM Edward Snowden Is Not Alone: US Gov't Seeks Another Leaker
Tuesday August 05, 2014 @06:29PM EFF: US Gov't Bid To Alter Court Record in Jewel v. NSA
Tuesday August 05, 2014 @04:18PM The FBI Is Infecting Tor Users With Malware With Drive-By Downloads
Monday August 04, 2014 @11:39AM Spain's Link Tax Taxes Journalist's Patience
Sunday August 03, 2014 @09:38PM Putin Government Moves To Take Control of Russia's largest space company Energia
Sunday August 03, 2014 @02:42PM Sprint/T-Mobile Plan To Buy Spectrum Together May Be Blocked By FCC
Sunday August 03, 2014 @10:19AM San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant Dismantling Will Cost $4.4 Billion, Take 20 Years
Thursday July 31, 2014 @10:30PM Journalist Sues NSA For Keeping Keith Alexander's Financial History Secret
Thursday July 31, 2014 @02:09PM CIA Director Brennan Admits He Was Lying: CIA Really Did Spy On Congress
Wednesday July 30, 2014 @08:18PM Chinese Government Probes Microsoft For Breaches of Monopoly Law
Sunday July 27, 2014 @06:16PM Valencia Linux School Distro Saves 36 Million Euro
Sunday July 27, 2014 @12:50PM SpaceX Executive Calls For $22-25 Billion NASA Budget
Sunday July 27, 2014 @10:01AM When Spies and Crime-Fighters Squabble Over How They Spy On You
Saturday July 26, 2014 @09:54PM GAO Says NASA Budget Woefully Short for Space Launch System
Saturday July 26, 2014 @04:31PM Bad "Buss Duct" Causes Week-long Closure of 5,000 Employee Federal Complex
Saturday July 26, 2014 @08:51AM Committee Formed To Scrutinize Australia's Web Censorship Law
Saturday July 26, 2014 @06:05AM Valencia Linux school distro saves 36 million euro
Saturday July 26, 2014 @02:31AM Switching From Microsoft Office To LibreOffice Saves Toulouse 1 Million Euros
Saturday July 26, 2014 @12:28AM Australian Government Moving Forward With Anti-Piracy Mandate For ISPs
Friday July 25, 2014 @07:28PM FBI Studied How Much Drones Impact Your Privacy -- Then Marked It Secret
Friday July 25, 2014 @06:27PM Congressman Mistakes U.S. Officials For Indian Ones
Friday July 25, 2014 @09:16AM Switching from Microsoft Office to LibreOffice saves Toulouse 1 million euro
Thursday July 24, 2014 @10:35PM Two Cities Ask the FCC To Preempt State Laws Banning Municipal Fiber Internet
Thursday July 24, 2014 @06:25PM Lawrence Krauss: Congress Is Trying To Defund Scientists At Energy Department
Thursday July 24, 2014 @01:44PM Social Security Administration Joins Other Agencies With $300M "IT Boondoggle"
Thursday July 24, 2014 @09:26AM UK Cabinet Office Adopts ODF As Exclusive Standard For Sharable Documents
Thursday July 24, 2014 @09:21AM U.K. Cabinet Office Adopts ODF as Exclusive Standard for Sharable Documents
Wednesday July 23, 2014 @11:06AM Researchers Design Bot To Conduct National Security Clearance Interviews
Tuesday July 22, 2014 @01:49PM UK Users Overwhelmingly Spurn Broadband Filters
Monday July 21, 2014 @03:00PM Activist Group Sues US Border Agency Over New, Vast Intelligence System
Sunday July 20, 2014 @10:47PM California In the Running For Tesla Gigafactory
Sunday July 20, 2014 @03:51PM Ars Editor Learns Feds Have His Old IP Addresses, Full Credit Card Numbers
Thursday July 17, 2014 @06:39PM Australia Repeals Carbon Tax
Thursday July 17, 2014 @06:07PM New York State Proposes Sweeping Bitcoin Regulations
Monday July 14, 2014 @04:50PM Obama Administration Says the World's Servers Are Ours
Monday July 14, 2014 @03:35PM FCC Public Comment Period For Net Neutrality Ends Tomorrow, July 15
Sunday July 13, 2014 @09:10PM Bot Tweets Anonymous Wikipedia Edits From Capitol Hill
Sunday July 13, 2014 @10:18AM Fighting Climate Change With Trade
Saturday July 12, 2014 @07:51PM CDC Closes Anthrax, Flu Labs After Potentially Deadly Mix-Ups Come to Light
Saturday July 12, 2014 @02:28PM FCC Approves Subsidy Plan to Upgrade School and Library Networks
Saturday July 12, 2014 @09:44AM FAA Pressures Coldwell, Other Realtors To Stop Using Drone Footage
Thursday July 10, 2014 @06:37PM FTC Files Suit Against Amazon For In-App Purchases
Thursday July 10, 2014 @06:10PM Senator Al Franken Accuses AT&T of "Skirting" Net Neutrality Rules
Thursday July 10, 2014 @03:54PM After NSA Spying Flap, Germany Asks CIA Station Chief to Depart
Thursday July 10, 2014 @01:50PM Today In Year-based Computer Errors: Draft Notices Sent To Men Born In the 1800s
Thursday July 10, 2014 @11:12AM Maldives Denies Russian Claims That Secret Service Kidnapped a Politician's Son
Thursday July 10, 2014 @09:29AM UK Gov't Plans To Push "Emergency" Surveillance Laws
Thursday July 10, 2014 @08:28AM India's National Informatics Centre Forged Google SSL Certificates
Wednesday July 09, 2014 @06:19PM Single European Copyright Title On the Horizon
Tuesday July 08, 2014 @07:39PM A Box of Forgotten Smallpox Vials Was Just Found In an FDA Closet
Tuesday July 08, 2014 @11:43AM Thousands of Leaked KGB Files Are Now Open To the Public
Thursday July 03, 2014 @05:02PM Comcast Executives Appear To Share Cozy Relationships With Regulators
Thursday July 03, 2014 @04:01PM California Property Tax Exemptions For Solar Energy Systems Extended To 2025
Thursday July 03, 2014 @02:46PM NSA Considers Linux Journal Readers, Tor (And Linux?) Users "Extremists"
Thursday July 03, 2014 @01:55PM FCC Proposal To Limit Access To 5725-5850 MHz Band
Thursday July 03, 2014 @08:44AM Senate Budgetmakers Move To End US Participation In ITER
Tuesday July 01, 2014 @10:08AM Court Allowed NSA To Spy On All But 4 Countries
Monday June 30, 2014 @11:52PM White House May Name Patent Reform Opponent As New Head of Patent Office
Monday June 30, 2014 @11:52AM Mayors of Atlanta & New Orleans: Uber Will Knock-Out Taxi Industry
Sunday June 29, 2014 @06:16PM US National Archives Will Upload All Its Holdings To Wikipedia
Sunday June 29, 2014 @04:02PM RAND Study: Looser Civil Service Rules Would Ease Cybersecurity Shortage
Sunday June 29, 2014 @12:53PM Netflix Could Be Classified As a 'Cybersecurity Threat' Under New CISPA Rules
Saturday June 28, 2014 @08:14AM Is K-12 CS Education the Next Common Core?
Friday June 27, 2014 @08:19PM Why The Korean Government Could Go Open Source By 2020
Friday June 27, 2014 @06:37PM Saudi Government Targeting Dissidents With Mobile Malware
Friday June 27, 2014 @04:28PM Germany Scores First: Ends Verizon Contract Over NSA Concerns
Friday June 27, 2014 @02:53PM Federal Judge Rules US No-fly List Violates Constitution
Friday June 27, 2014 @12:12PM Korean government switches to open source by 2020
Thursday June 26, 2014 @05:57PM NYC Loses Appeal To Ban Large Sugary Drinks
Wednesday June 25, 2014 @09:43PM Australian Government Seeks To Boost Spy Agencies' Powers
Tuesday June 24, 2014 @11:46AM They're Spying On You: Hacking Team Mobile Malware, Infrastructure Uncovered
Monday June 23, 2014 @05:12PM Court Releases DOJ Memo Justifying Drone Strike On US Citizen
Monday June 23, 2014 @03:08PM Supreme Court Upholds Most EPA Rules On Greenhouse Gases
Monday June 23, 2014 @12:04PM Interviews: Ask Lawrence Lessig About His Mayday PAC
Monday June 23, 2014 @10:05AM New Sensors Will Scoop Up "Big Data" On Chicago
Monday June 23, 2014 @09:21AM Robert McMillen: What Everyone Gets Wrong In the Debate Over Net Neutrality
Sunday June 22, 2014 @01:02PM The Revolutionary American Weapons of War That Never Happened
Sunday June 22, 2014 @12:56PM WikiLeaks Publishes Secret International Trade Agreement
Friday June 20, 2014 @10:18PM US Marshals Accidentally Reveal Potential Bidders For Gov't-Seized Bitcoin
Thursday June 19, 2014 @06:05PM Chinese Vendor Could Pay $34.9M FCC Fine In Signal-Jammer Sting
Thursday June 19, 2014 @05:49PM How Secret Partners Expand NSA's Surveillance Dragnet
Thursday June 19, 2014 @03:20PM 2 US Senators Propose 12-Cent Gas Tax Increase
Thursday June 19, 2014 @08:54AM IRS Recycled Lerner Hard Drive
Wednesday June 18, 2014 @10:07PM Former FCC Head: "We Should Be Ashamed of Ourselves" For State of Broadband
Tuesday June 17, 2014 @11:39AM The FBI's Jargon List: Internet Acronyms Galore
Monday June 16, 2014 @05:37PM Congressman Asks NSA To Provide Metadata For "Lost" IRS Emails
Monday June 16, 2014 @02:13PM US Agency Aims To Regulate Map Aids In Vehicles
Sunday June 15, 2014 @09:40PM Judge Orders DOJ To Turn Over FISA Surveillance Documents
Saturday June 14, 2014 @06:51PM EU May Allow Members Home Rule On GMO Foods
Saturday June 14, 2014 @08:49AM EU's Top Court May Define Obesity As a Disability
Friday June 13, 2014 @10:59PM FCC Looking Into Paid Peering Deals
Friday June 13, 2014 @08:21PM Man Arrested For Parodying Mayor On Twitter Files Civil Rights Lawsuit
Friday June 13, 2014 @07:09PM After Non-Profit Application Furor, IRS Says It's Lost 2 Years Of Lerner's Email
Friday June 13, 2014 @06:51PM US To Auction 29,656 Bitcoins Seized From Silk Road
Friday June 13, 2014 @06:08PM The FCC Can't Help Cities Trapped By Predatory Internet Deals With Big Telecom
Thursday June 12, 2014 @06:34PM California Regulators Tell Ride-Shares No Airport Runs
Thursday June 12, 2014 @05:28PM US Pushing Local Police To Keep Quiet On Cell-Phone Surveillance Technology
Thursday June 12, 2014 @11:19AM Egyptian Blogger Sentenced to 15 Years For Organizing Protest
Thursday June 12, 2014 @10:28AM Why United States Patent Reform Has Stalled
Thursday June 12, 2014 @08:22AM Behind the Great Firewall: What It's Really Like To Log On From China
Thursday June 12, 2014 @08:07AM House Majority Leader Defeated In Primary
Wednesday June 11, 2014 @11:38PM Cable Companies Duped Community Groups Into Fighting Net Neutrality
Wednesday June 11, 2014 @06:04PM The Government Can No Longer Track Your Cell Phone Without a Warrant
Tuesday June 10, 2014 @10:26AM NSA's Novel Claim: Our Systems Are Too Complex To Obey the Law
Tuesday June 10, 2014 @09:17AM Mayday Anti-PAC On Its Second Round of Funding
Monday June 09, 2014 @10:37PM Illinois Law Grounds PETA Drones Meant To Harass Hunters
Monday June 09, 2014 @10:34PM NSF Researcher Suspended For Mining Bitcoin
Monday June 09, 2014 @03:13PM Kim Dotcom Offers $5 Million Bounty To Defeat Extradition
Monday June 09, 2014 @07:33AM Did Russia Trick Snowden Into Going To Moscow?
Sunday June 08, 2014 @09:15PM MIT Used Lobbying, Influence To Restore Nuclear Fusion Dream
Sunday June 08, 2014 @12:00PM Brownsville SpaceX Space Port Faces More Regulatory Hurdles
Sunday June 08, 2014 @09:06AM After Trademark Dispute, Mexican Carriers Can No Longer Use iPhone Name In Ads
Saturday June 07, 2014 @12:12AM Thai Police: We'll Get You For Online Social Media Criticism
Friday June 06, 2014 @11:05PM Vodafone: Governments Worldwide Collecting Customers' Personal Data
Friday June 06, 2014 @07:31PM Virginia DMV Cracks Down On Uber, Lyft
Thursday June 05, 2014 @10:42PM Snowden Rallies Privacy Advocates In New York City
Thursday June 05, 2014 @06:34PM Why NASA's Budget "Victory" Is Anything But

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