House approves new direction for spaceflight

The US Congress has approved NASA's budget for 2011, funding plans to develop commercial rockets and add one more shuttle flight to the two already scheduled.

Craigslist shutters adult site after pressure from Congress

Craigslist has bowed to pressure and permanently removed its adult services ads in the US, after a House Judiciary subcommittee heard yesterday that the site had been used for child sex trafficking.

DoD warns of growing Sino cyber threat

The US Department of Defense (DoD) has expressed concern over China's rapidly evolving cyber-warfare capabilities.

Members of Congress 'have insecure home networks'

The chair of the Intelligence Subcommittee of the Homeland Security Committee, Jane Harman, has a vulnerable network at her home, says Consumer Watchdog. It could have been breached by Google's Street View Wifi gathering - or anyone else, for that matter.

Senators fire a broadside at 'notorious' pirates

The Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus has called Pirate Bay one of the six worst pirate organisations in the world.

America's top scientists call for carbon trading system

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is continuing its crusade for more action on climate change by publishing three reports calling for  prices to be put on carbon emissions.

ACLU urges Electronic Privacy Act overhaul

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has urged Congress to overhaul the country's outdated Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA).

2010 Mobile World Congress roundup

The 2010 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona boasted numerous mobile wares, tons of tapas, a multitude of mobile operating systems and apps aplenty.