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Gonzales: It's time to punish 'attempted' piracy

U.S. attorney general makes another pitch for a dramatic new rewrite of criminal copyright laws.

By June 28, 2007


Gonzales proposes new crime: 'Attempted' copyright infringement

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is pressing the U.S. Congress to enact a sweeping intellectual-property bill that would increase criminal penalties for copyright infringement.

By May 15, 2007


A garage Batman would envy

A Lake Tahoe house on the market includes a 6,000-square-foot underground garage that uses an aircraft carrier elevator to access cars.

By April 12, 2012


BlackBerry 10 revives RIM's chances at federal agency

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency had said it would dump BlackBerry in favor of the iPhone. Now it'll run a pilot program for new BB10 devices.

By December 13, 2012


NSA admits to some deliberate privacy violations

Despite characterizations of domestic data-gathering as accidental, the agency says some of its analysts engaged in "willful violations" of legal restrictions.

By August 23, 2013


Congressman endorses data retention law, then backs away

A key Republican politician alarmed lobbyists trying to update a 1986 electronic privacy law by suggesting a data retention requirement should be attached. Then his aides said he misspoke.

By March 19, 2013


It's not censorship, it's "safetyship"!

It's not censorship, it's "safetyship"!

By April 21, 2006


House panel approves broadened ISP snooping bill

By a 19 to 10 vote, a House committee votes to require Internet service providers to keep track of what their users are doing for one year in case it would be useful for future police investigations.

By July 28, 2011


Supreme Court asks: Can feds require you to buy cell phones?

During arguments over the Affordable Care Act's constitutionality, and its controversial individual mandate, the justices offered a consumer electronics analogy.

By March 27, 2012