- Lawmakers say UK's draft online spying law needs changes Updated: Feb-11-16 7:06 am
LONDON - The British government is under pressure to amend a contentious Internet surveillance bill after a parliamentary committee said plans to make service providers retain all users' data have not been adequately thought through.
- Congress likely to give final OK to local Internet tax ban Updated: Feb-11-16 3:43 am
WASHINGTON - State and local governments would be permanently barred from taxing access to the Internet under a bipartisan compromise that Congress is a step away from sending to President Barack Obama.
- Missouri senators consider government role in road safety Updated: Feb-10-16 8:56 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Bills governing seat belt use, texting while driving and helmet requirements for motorcyclists prompted debate in a Missouri Senate committee Wednesday over whether the government should play a larger role in road safety.
- Arizona House panel OKs phone ban for young drivers Updated: Feb-09-16 6:49 pm
PHOENIX - An Arizona House panel has advanced a bill banning cellphone use by teenage drivers for the first six months they hold their license.
- More than 318 million lbs of e-waste diverted from NY dumps Updated: Feb-08-16 1:55 pm
ALBANY, New York - State officials say more than 318 million pounds of electronic waste was diverted from landfills in the first three years of New York's electronics recycling law, but discarded televisions and computer monitors pose a challenge.
- New Jersey sues Volkswagen, claiming emissions fraud Updated: Feb-05-16 6:25 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - The state of New Jersey sued Volkswagen Friday, claiming the auto maker sold diesel vehicles equipped with software that deactivated on-board emission controls except during emissions testing.
- Texas jury orders Apple to pay $625.6 million in patent case Updated: Feb-04-16 1:40 pm
A federal jury in East Texas has ordered Apple to pay $625.6 million after finding that Apple services like FaceTime and iMessage infringed on technology patents held by Nevada patent-holding company VirnetX.
- Roberts sold more than $250,000 in Microsoft stock Updated: Feb-04-16 3:23 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court's recent decision to step into a relatively unimportant case involving Microsoft's Xbox 360 gaming system revealed that Chief Justice John Roberts has sold between $250,000 and $500,000 in Microsoft stock in the past year.
- House passes bill giving more credit for science, math Updated: Feb-03-16 11:47 am
ATLANTA - The Georgia House has approved a bill giving HOPE Scholarship recipients more credit for science, technology, engineering and math courses.
- Indiana man gets 27 months in international spam case Updated: Feb-01-16 4:06 pm
PITTSBURGH - An Indiana man who helped send millions of illegal spam messages to U.S. and international cellphones and computers has been sentenced to 27 months in federal prison by a federal judge in Pennsylvania.
- Judge OK sought to settle blind student suit against college Updated: Feb-01-16 8:36 am
CINCINNATI - A judge is to hear final details of an agreement to settle a blind student's lawsuit accusing Miami University in Ohio of using technology that presented a barrier to her education.
- EU considering probe of Google tax deal in UK Updated: Jan-28-16 10:34 am
LONDON - The European Union could investigate the 130 million-pound ($186 million) deal for back taxes struck between Britain and Google, after furious opposition lawmakers suggested the Internet company should have paid more.
- Google agrees to pay UK for taxes owed for decade Updated: Jan-23-16 6:02 am
LONDON - A senior opposition lawmaker says Google's tax settlement with Britain is "derisory" and unfair to taxpayers.
- Google to pay $140 million in back taxes in Britain Updated: Jan-22-16 7:02 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Google will pay about $140 million in British back taxes in a concession driven by a shift in how the Internet company will measure its success in the United Kingdom. The amount translates into 130 million pounds.
- Bill would require IT workers to report child pornography Updated: Jan-22-16 2:36 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah lawmaker wants computer technicians to face jail time if they don't immediately report child pornography they discover on someone's computer.
- Legislation looks to ease bitcoin transactions in Wyoming Updated: Jan-22-16 9:01 am
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - State legislators have introduced a bill that would make digital currencies, like bitcoin, equal to the U.S. dollar in bank transactions.
- Senate backs ban on hand-held cellphones while driving Updated: Jan-21-16 8:35 pm
BOSTON - The state Senate approved a bill Thursday that would require drivers in Massachusetts to put down their cellphones while behind the wheel.
- Minnesota lawmakers take on data privacy in classrooms Updated: Jan-20-16 3:22 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Lawmakers and data privacy advocates say the digital age means students' private information needs protecting.
- Nashville charter school network sued over text messages Updated: Jan-20-16 6:48 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A Nashville parent has filed a class-action lawsuit against an operator of charter schools in Tennessee, saying that it illegally sent a series of text messages to promote enrollment at its schools.
- DC Council bill would protect students' digital privacy Updated: Jan-20-16 4:16 am
WASHINGTON - A D.C. Council member wants to make sure that children don't give up their right to digital privacy when they step inside city schools.
- Massachusetts Senate to consider distracted driving bill Updated: Jan-18-16 10:46 am
BOSTON - Motorists in Massachusetts may soon have to put down their cellphones when they're on the road.
- Legislation aims to hold provides to Internet promises Updated: Jan-17-16 11:17 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginia lawmakers want to make sure that companies make good on the promise to customers of high-speed Internet service.
- Ex-legislator to build App for disabled New Yorkers Updated: Jan-17-16 9:31 am
ALBANY, New York - An ex-lawmaker has established a foundation building a software application for families and caregivers with information about rights and resources for developmentally disabled New Yorkers.
- High court will hear Microsoft appeal over Xbox lawsuit Updated: Jan-15-16 4:20 pm
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court will decide whether Microsoft Corp. must face a class action lawsuit by disgruntled owners of the Xbox 360 video-game system who say the console has a design defect that scratches game disks.
- Texas court starts voiding Internet 'dirty talk' convictions Updated: Jan-14-16 6:07 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas court that ruled a law clamping down on Internet dirty talk could deem illegal everything from "50 Shades of Grey" to videos of Miley Cyrus twerking is starting to throw out convictions.