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Democratic senators call for 'cybersecurity' executive order

This summer's partisan sparring that derailed a federal cybersecurity law has resumed, with Democrats proposing an executive order and Republicans saying it would levy "more mandates and regulations."

By Sep. 18, 2012


Google learns its Democratic political ties have bounds

After embracing President Obama, Google now finds itself facing off against the president's pick to run the Federal Trade Commission. The irony: a Republican FTC wouldn't have Google in its crosshairs.

By Oct. 19, 2012


Democratic senator wants Internet sales taxes

Saying online retailers have an "unfair advantage," Sen. Dick Durbin is planning to end the halcyon days of Internet shopping and usher in new sales tax collection.

By Apr. 12, 2011


Medpedia to best the more democratic Wikipedia?

Modeled on the user-contributed open-source wiki software popularized by Wikipedia, the nearly year-old Medpedia grows up with the addition of three key features.

By Nov. 13, 2009


Democratic exclusivity: micro-dining

After reading and talking so much recently about the concept of "democratic exclusivity" (first coined by Ed Cotton on the Influx Insights blog and then promoted by the relentless Piers Fawkes), I was delighted to finally experience it myself.

By Apr. 27, 2008


Podcast: Watchdog on Facebook's democratic foray

Larry Magid speaks with Jamie Court, president of Consumer Watchdog, about Facebook's questionable experiment in user democracy.

By Feb. 27, 2009


Senate panel approves Democratic climate bill

Bill, which would require industry to trim greenhouse gases 20 percent by 2020 from 2005 levels, joins several other initiatives in the Senate.

By Nov. 5, 2009


How the Democratic convention is getting wired

Qwest, Cisco Systems, Symantec, and others are providing the technical infrastructure for the Democrats this week in Denver at one of the most tech-heavy political conventions ever.

By Aug. 25, 2008


What Facebook's democratic gesture might mean

Facebook has decided to open up its decision making on changes in policy but it's not turning over the keys to the boardroom.

By Feb. 26, 2009


Democratic win could herald wireless Net neutrality

The Bush administration has been skeptical of Net neutrality, unlike President-elect Barack Obama. Fans of more regulation hope to use this support to target wireless as well.

By Nov. 7, 2008