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Posts Tagged ‘Committee’

House Committee Postpones Action on SOPA

House Committee Postpones Action on SOPA

Wowsers! The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee has postponed further debate on the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) until after Congress' holiday break. At the urging of some SOPA opponents, Representative Lamar Smith, a Texas Republican and committee chairman, said Friday he will consider a hearing or a classified [...]

House Committee passes bill requiring your ISP to spy on every click and keystroke you make online and retain for 12 months

House Committee passes bill requiring your ISP to spy on every click and keystroke you make online and retain for 12 months

Thursday, the House Judiciary Committee voted 19-10 for H.R. 1981, a data-retention bill that will require your ISP to spy on everything you do online and save records of it for 12 months. California Rep Zoe Lofgren, one of the Democrats who opposed the bill, called it a “data bank of every digital act by every American” that would “let us [...]

Wikileaks among nominees for 2011 Nobel Peace Prize

Wikileaks among nominees for 2011 Nobel Peace Prize

I say give it to the protesters and people of the Arabic countries under democratic revolution. Anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, the Internet and a Russian human rights activist are among a record 241 nominations for the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize. The Norwegian Nobel Committee said on Tuesday that the 2011 field includes 53 organizations and tops [...]

Amazon Pulls Plug on Wikileaks

Amazon Pulls Plug on Wikileaks

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman, (I-Conn.), doesn't think companies should be doing business with Wikileaks, and one company agrees. Amazon.com has stopped hosting the Wikileaks website after staffers from the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee asked about the company's [...]