Hot on HuffPost Tech:

See More Stories
Free Switched iPhone app - try it now!
AOL Tech

Tag: LEGISLATION

Five apps for the stoner and stoner at heart

There's no shortage of what you can find on the app store. Sure, applications like Google Voice have been pulled, but Apple is totally okay with customers using their iPhones for...other hobbies. Come on, free phone calls or the nearest marijuana dispensaries - it's a no-brainer! A quick search through the Lifestyle section (well doesn't that say something) of the iTunes App Store yields a...

California targets internet maps, seeks blurry buildings

California lawmakers are considering legislation that would require online mapping services from companies including Google, Microsoft, and AOL to blur details of public buildings like schools, churches, hospitals, and government buildings. The goal is to prevent terrorists from being able to obtain detailed images of buildings and surrounding areas by using Google Earth. But it's not like a...

DOJ: No legislation for Network Neutrality

Along with the Web 2.0 movement came a huge push for Network Neutrality, a cause whose proponents demand that all access to the Internet occur as equally as possible. In other words, AT&T can't charge Google more to transfer a byte of data because Google has figured out a way to make more money off of AT&T's bandwidth than AT&T themselves can do. Likewise, a cable Internet provider...

Legislation may stop Internet connection tax for good

This just in to our venerable news room here...the same guy who doesn't like bloggers (John McCain) is partially behind the legislation to stop Internet access from being taxed. Why, I have no idea. This legislation, if passed, would ensure that Internet access will remain cheaper and therefore more accessible to the American public. The Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act would also allow a...

The Internet Non-Discrimination Act of 2006

So Verizon and every other mega-ISP think Google and other content providers are getting a free ride and should be paying on both ends and Comcast might be throttling Vonage to death, none of seems like a trend that's good for consumers, much less the future of the Internet. Luckily I'm not alone: U.S. senator from Oregon Ron Wyden has introduced the Internet Non-Discrimination Act of 2006, which...