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Will California regulators overstep on the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger?

Commentary: A 2012 law forbids the states' Public Utility Commission from regulating Internet services. But the pending merger of ISPs could allow the opportunity to do just that.

By April 13, 2015


Obama talks surveillance with Apple, AT&T chiefs

Present at Thursday's confab were Apple's Tim Cook, AT&T's Randall Stephenson, and Google's Vint Cerf, along with other tech execs and civil liberty leaders, Politico says.

By August 9, 2013


Silicon Valley stymied on immigrant worker plan

Google, Intel, HP and other tech firms backed a pair of proposals this year to increase H-1B visas. They're now bogged down in the political mess known as "comprehensive" immigration reform.

By March 6, 2013


Photos: TechAmerica 2009 Innovator Awards

The TechAmerica Innovator Awards celebrate the innovators of technology for their contribution to our industry and society.

7 Images By October 8, 2009


Senator prods Congress to move on Startup Act 2.0

The U.S. immigration system is broken and needs to be fixed to allow more entrepreneurs and engineers to stay in the country, Senator Jerry Moran tells reporters at CES today.

By January 9, 2013


Silicon Valley hopes to reboot startup visas in 2013

Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and other tech firms are calling for new visas for entrepreneurs and skilled engineers. So far, though, neither the White House nor Congress has been paying attention.

By November 8, 2012


Will Supreme Court protect your right to resell your own stuff?

Justices hear arguments in case pitting large copyright holders -- who want the ability to limit the resale of certain items -- against librarians, museums, and Internet auction sites.

By October 29, 2012


Memo to Jerry Brown: Sign SB 1161 for all Internet users

The California legislature passed a bill the prevents regulation of VoIP and other Internet-based services. Gov. Brown would be wise to sign the new law -- and quickly.

By August 30, 2012


Government control of Net is always a bad idea

Whether it's the California Public Utilities Commission or the United Nations, traditional governments are ill-suited to regulate the Internet.

By June 4, 2012


FBI: We need wiretap-ready Web sites - now

CNET learns the FBI is quietly pushing its plan to force surveillance backdoors on social networks, VoIP, and Web e-mail providers, and that the bureau is asking Internet companies not to oppose a law making those backdoors mandatory.

By May 4, 2012