Energy efficiency bill wins bi-partisan support

The strangest of things took place in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday: The House of Representatives passed apparently meaningful energy-related legislation with true bipartisan support.

Iceland mulls online porn ban

Iceland is considering a ban on internet pornography, in a move that would make it the first western democracy to do so.

Netflix-Facebook sharing bill signed into law

President Obama has signed a bill allowing Facebook users to automatically share which Netflix videos they've been watching.

House defies Obama to pass CISPA cybersecurity bill

The House of Representatives has passed the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), despite strongly-worded objections and a threat of a veto from the White House.

Patent reform bill passed

The Senate has passed a patent reform bill that marks the biggest change to the patent process in decades.

Amazon scraps affiliate program in California as new sales tax is passed

Amazon's terminated its associates program in California in an attempt to prevent a new sales tax there - an attempt which failed, as the bill was signed into law just hours later.

Senators propose law to limit location tracking

Two US senators have put forward a bill requiring companies to get permission from mobile users before sharing their locations data with others.

Draft bill would force firms to report data breaches

Republican congresswoman Mary Bono Mack is calling for legislation forcing companies to tell the government when they've fallen victim to a data breach.

Bill would let parents control kids' Facebook pages

A new bill under consideration in California would force Facebook and other social networking sites to remove personal information on childrens' accounts at their parents' request.

California may put electronic ads on license plates

California is considering introducing electronic license plates that would raise money for the state by screening ads.

Ohio makes sexting illegal

Ohio's state legislature today passed a bill that carves out a new law for under-18 individuals who share nude pictures of themselves with other minors. It will allow them to be charged with something other than child pornography.