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Pro-tax states and the National Conference of State Legislatures are hoping to persuade Congress to let states impose new fees on Internet and mail-order sales.
With a stroke of the Governor's pen on Monday, Indiana became one of the few states in the country to provide strong incentives for businesses to encrypt customer data. Unlike many of the laws that pass through state legislatures - this one was not ghost
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.
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.
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.
Geoengineers are considering some drastic measures to slow global warming. Are they safe for the future?
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.
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.
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.
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.