Apple avoids paying a heap of tax

Apple is going to explain to the US government how it managed to keep billions of dollars in profits in Irish subsidiaries to pay little or no taxes to any government.

US intelligence wants to recruit an IT army

US intelligence networks are short of IT staff and have had to go cap in hand to the senate to ask them to hire more. According to the Washington Times, the plague of foreign hackers has become the new terrorism, and the security threat is starting to become the nation's biggest headache.

Do Not Track bill is back on the table

Impatient with the glacial progress so far, Senator Jay Rockefeller is having another shot at getting a Do Not Track bill through Congress.

Assange makes bid for Australian senate

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is delivering on his promise to run for  the Australian Senate, applying for the Victorial electoral roll.

Senate report slams Microsoft and HP for tax-dodging

Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard have - entirely legally - avoided billions of dollars in taxes over the last three years, according to a US Senate Committee.

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.

US clean energy standard proposed in Senate



Hoping an inclusive, flexible approach will draw support, Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) recently introduced the Clean Energy Standard Act of 2012.

Senator Schumer wants Onstar privacy probe

One of the leading Democrats in the US Senate has some harsh words for the way Onstar handles customer privacy.

Schmidt dismisses search complaints as sour grapes

Google chairman Eric Schmidt yesterday defended the company's practices to a Senate anti-trust panel, but admitted it was a near-monopoly.

Yelp yelps about Google at senate hearing

Yelp, Expedia and Nextag are to pile in on anti-trust investigations into Google at a Senate hearing today.

Patent reform bill passed

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

Senate Democrat wants AT&T/T-Mobile deal blocked

A prominent senator has called on regulators to block the controversial AT&T/T-Mobile merger as it would inevitably "cause substantial harm to competition and consumers."

Democratic Senator wants e-commerce Internet tax

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois is currently prepping legislation that would implement a state sales tax for Internet e-commerce.

Senate backs bill, Internet censorship one step closer

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved legislation Thursday that is cleverly disguised as a bill to prevent online piracy and counterfeiting. However, it is actually a law that will lead to harassment and violations of the First Amendment.

Americans start to care again about global warming

US concern over global warming is starting to rise again - good timing, perhaps, as the US Senate prepares to vote this week on whether to block the EPA from regulating carbon dioxide as a pollutant.