NSA Needs a Zoloft After Obama No-Show, but Here Comes Internet’s “Wrecking Ball” Letter

I came in like a wrecking ball/I never hit so hard your code/All I wanted was to break your (fire)walls/All you ever did was hack me/Yeah, you, you ha-aa-aack me!


Contractors Point Fingers Over Health-Law Website

A new round of finger-pointing will kick off Thursday morning when a House committee grills four contractors involved in the development of HealthCare.gov, the troubled site where uninsured consumers are supposed to sign up for health insurance.


An Open Spectrum Auction Is Best for Consumers and Public Safety

The spectrum to be auctioned has been estimated to be worth as much as $36 billion to wireless companies.

SNL’s Winners and Losers From the Government Shutdown (Video)

Nothing like a good old-fashioned government shutdown to create an opportunity for some equal-opportunity political skewering.


The FCC Must Stay on Course on Mobile Competition

The FCC is trying to make more public airwaves available for mobile broadband, while two dominant players currently control 80 percent of the most valuable frequencies.


As Congress Dawdles, the World Steals Our Talent

Steve Case on tech talent and immigration reform.


The FCC Veers Off Course on Mobile Auctions

There is no evidence that crippling spectrum auctions would accomplish the Obama administration’s policy objectives for universal broadband.


NSA Chief Keith Alexander Speaks About PRISM at Black Hat

Says it was a vital tool in thwarting 54 terrorist attacks worldwide.

Congress Wants Answers From Google on Privacy Impact of Glass

The letter, signed by eight members of the Bipartisan Privacy Caucus, raises questions about facial recognition and other concerns.

Pro-SOPA Judiciary Head Calls for U.S. Copyright Law Revamp

Noting massive changes in technology, Rep. Bob Goodlatte said he wanted to evaluate whether copyright law is still working in the digital age.