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White House weighs executive order on cybersecurity

August 9, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A week after cybersecurity legislation stalled in the Senate, a senior Obama administration official said on Wednesday that the White House is weighing an executive order to help bolster the nation’s critical infrastructure from cyberattacks. Following a speech at the Council on Foreign Relations, John Brennan, the White House homeland ...

Lawmakers raise new concerns about new domain name program

August 8, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Nearly six months after the program was launched, key members of Congress are still raising concerns about a plan to introduce hundreds of new Internet addresses into the domain name systems, saying they want fresh assurances that the new strings will not harm trademark holders and that the public has ...

Tribes want input on online gambling legislation

July 30, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Representatives from Indian tribes on Thursday urged a Senate panel to ensure their gambling operations and rights are adequately protected if Congress moves to legalize online poker or other forms of Internet gambling. The Senate Indian Affairs Committee examined how proposals that call for legalizing online poker might impact the ...

Privacy code of conduct initiative off to a messy start

July 13, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Obama administration on Thursday kicked off an effort to develop voluntary industry codes of conduct to improve online privacy for consumers and immediately faced disagreement over the process set up by the Commerce Department. Thursday’s session focused narrowly on providing consumers with more transparency around the information collected by ...

U.S. officials seize 70 websites

July 12, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Federal officials said Thursday they have seized 70 websites that allegedly offered counterfeit merchandise as part of an ongoing effort targeting sites that infringe intellectual property. Many of the sites seized by the operation, which was led by the Homeland Security Department's Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, were created to ...

Administration privacy approach to get first test

July 12, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow When the Obama administration in February rolled out its approach to protecting consumer privacy online, it put as much emphasis on industry self-regulation as it did on its call for legislation to provide consumers with privacy protections. Administration officials argued that given the difficulty in moving legislation, pushing industry sectors ...

Rockefeller says he doesn't trust industry to regulate itself on privacy

June 28, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va. said Thursday that he doesn't trust that companies can self-regulate themselves when it comes to protecting consumer privacy online and will continue to press for legislation. "No I don't trust companies to do what's right when it runs against their bottom lines in ...

New data show Obama ahead in social-media race

June 14, 2012 If the presidential race were based on Facebook fan engagement, President Obama would be far ahead of his likely Republican opponent Mitt Romney, according to a report released on Thursday. While Romney led his competitors for the GOP presidential nod, the social-media analytics firm Socialbakers found that Obama appears to ...

ICANN reveals names, Amazon, Google go in big

June 13, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Within a few months, those searching for a car or having a baby or looking for a book could find themselves on a website ending with .auto, .car .baby, .book or .read. Those are just some of the 1,930 names submitted as part of an experimental program allowing for the ...

Military, intel officials call for Senate action on cybersecurity bill

June 8, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Former top military and intelligence officials from both Democratic and Republican administrations are calling on Senate leaders to bring up cybersecurity legislation that includes protections for critical infrastructure. The military and intelligence officials urged Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in a letter Wednesday ...