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Don't Glass and drive -- lawmakers seek to ban Google Glass on the road

West Virginia lawmakers are already pouncing on the existence of Google Glass and introducing a bill that would prohibit drivers from making a spectacle of themselves.

By March 23, 2013


The Great Privacy Debate takes place tomorrow in D.C.

Join us for a debate moderated by CNET's Declan McCullagh at the National Press Club tomorrow. The topic for debate is timely: Consumer privacy can be adequately protected without new legislation.

By July 17, 2012


House Republicans attempt to revive Real ID

GOP leaders want "immediate" implementation of controversial ID plan that would make it more difficult for many Americans to travel by air or enter federal buildings.

By March 3, 2011


Controversial climate fixes up for debate

Geoengineers are considering some drastic measures to slow global warming. Are they safe for the future?

By December 17, 2007


How to respond to a data-breach notification

When a company contacts you about a potential loss of your personal data to hackers, you may be left wondering what information was stolen and the potential consequences.

By August 20, 2013


GSA vulnerability highlights dangers of SSNs as IDs

A recently fixed vulnerability at the U.S. General Services Administration highlights the dangers of using your Social Security Number for identification. Federal and state laws restrict use of SSNs by public and private organizations.

By March 23, 2013


How to participate in the open-government movement

In his first term, President Obama started to make good on his pledge to improve government transparency. But a truly open government depends on citizens actively ensuring that all public agencies share information and respond to feedback.

By January 22, 2013


Internet tax bill targets all digital downloads

The U.S. Senate is set to vote Monday on a tax bill that would levy new fees on people who download digital products including movies, music, apps, and even WordPress themes.

By May 6, 2013


Congress weighs curbs on state 'iTaxes'

A state-by-state fight over taxing iTunes and other digital downloads shifts to Washington, where Apple, AT&T, Electronic Arts, and others want the feds to step in and slap limits on state governments.

By July 8, 2010