The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
Many U.S. tech companies are pushing hard this year for an increase in the number of high-skill immigrants allowed into the country, but many veteran IT workers question their motives for wanting to increase the number of visas under the controversial H-1B program.
By Grant Gross | 03 May, 2013 13:02
A U.S. Senate committee has approved legislation that would give more privacy protection from government surveillance for data stored in the cloud.
By Grant Gross | 25 April, 2013 16:34
If U.S. law enforcement agencies agree to changes in electronic surveillance law to better protect the privacy of stored email and documents, they want several changes in return, including a requirement that email and cloud service providers hold onto records longer.
By Grant Gross | 19 March, 2013 19:00
A U.S. Senate committee has voted to approve legislation that would give the public new privacy protections from government searches of email and documents stored in the cloud.
By Grant Gross | 29 November, 2012 19:57
The chairman of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has not reversed course on email privacy and has not proposed to give U.S. agencies access to email and other electronic communications without search warrants, despite a news report to the contrary, an aide to Senator Patrick Leahy said Tuesday.
By Grant Gross | 20 November, 2012 21:16
The Protect IP Act, which would allow the U.S. Department of Justice to seek court orders focused on shutting down websites accused of copyright infringement, could come up for a vote in the U.S. Senate by early December, and one senator is threatening to filibuster the bill.
By Grant Gross | 23 November, 2011 07:33
The main U.S. law targeting cybercrime may need to be changed because it has allowed law enforcement agencies to target people who simply violate websites' terms of service or their employers' computer use policies, two senators said Wednesday.
By Grant Gross | 08 September, 2011 04:05
New U.S. legislation intended to shut down foreign websites that infringe copyrights would cause major headaches because it would allow copyright holders to target legitimate Web services with "thousands" of court orders, an e-commerce trade group said.
By Grant Gross | 19 May, 2011 05:50