US power grid vulnerable to attack

It seems that the US government’s belief in the efficiency of its private sector to run its power infrastructure is proving completely bogus.

Google Glass probed

Eight members of the US Congress sent a letter to Google CEO Larry Page, raising concerns about Google Glass and its eavesdropping potential.

Out of date computing affects Congress plans

The US Congress has decided to blame the fact it is as useful as a chocolate teapot when it comes to predicting the economic impact of its policies, because it relies on out of date computer models.

Biofuels chalk up a victory in fiscal cliff deal

The wind power industry wasn’t the only renewable energy winner in the fiscal cliff deal that cleared Congress earlier this week – the legislation also showered taxpayer largess on the producers of various categories of biofuels.

NASA lacks coherent direction, says government report

A report sponsored by NASA has concluded that the agency is failing to inspire the world, the nation or even its own staff, and is unlikely to achieve long-term objectives such as a manned Mars landing.

Huawei and ZTE are security threat, Congress warns

A Congressional report due to be released later today is expected to recommend that Chinese telecoms firms Huawei and ZTE pose a potential security threat to the US.

Boost visas for highly-skilled tech workers, says Microsoft

Microsoft is calling on Congress to pump more into science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education because of a looming shortage of tech workers.

Congress warned about dangers of hacked drones

US lawmakers yesterday heard that there needs to be more regulation and security surrounding the use of private drones.

Hands off our biofuels, Panetta tells Congress

In yet another Washington fight over energy policy, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta pushed back Wednesday against Congressional efforts to curtail the military push into alternative fuels.

4.5 million sign SOPA petition

It seems as if the virtual shutdown of Wikipedia, Craigslist, and other sites yesterday has done its job in the public eye.

Groupon successfully sells its mobile location plans to Congress

Congress has been grilling Groupon about its controversial mobile location plans, which include sharing more information with its partners.

Congress slams TSA over security breaches

It seems like us civilians aren't the only people who have a problem with the TSA and airport security as of late.

Congress demands answers from NASA

NASA is feeling the pressure as Congress demands a finalized design for a heavy-lift rocket that will be used to launch future manned space missions.

Light bulb ban bill burns out in Congress

H.R. 2417, the Better Use of Light Bulbs Act (BULB), burnt out Tuesday as the U.S. House of Representatives failed to pass the measure despite fierce support from the GOP and conservatives. 

Protect IP Act more restrictive than Chinese law, say profs

More than 90 law professors have written to Congress, claiming that the proposed Protect IP Act, designed to allow the blocking of domains that promote digital piracy, is unconstitutional.

Congresswoman wants carriers to clarify '4G'

Are you still confused when you see a commercial for a phone claiming to have '4G' speed?

Steve Jobs says Apple will testify before Congress

Apple CEO Steve Jobs says his company "looks forward" to testifying before Congress and other regulatory bodies to clarify how the iPhone collects and stores data.

Republicans must think knowledge grows on trees

I have long believed that the USA is a profoundly anti-intellectual country, in spite of America’s (paradoxical) belief in its technological and intellectual superiority over the rest of the world.

US Congress to hold WikiLeaks hearing

The House Judiciary Committee will convene on Thursday to discuss various legislative strategies that could be employed against the controversial WikiLeaks website. 

Congress still considering Internet censorship!

It’s a bad news day for Internet users in America. The totalitarian bill that would give the government power to shut down websites their secret controllers do not approve of is making its way through congress again.