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Sneaky broadband data caps imperil the Internet's future
Web browser or Office suite? Microsoft's and Google's office productivity and collaboration clouds pit rich and complex against simple and lean more This paper explores a collection of compelling FlexCast services to highlight how XenDesktop can drive a modern, mobile workforce toward greater agility and productivity, one project at a time more ... (more)
Thu Jul 31, 2014
Resolution introduced to protect persecuted Christians in Iraq
Washington D.C., Jul 31, 2014 / 08:02 pm .- Congressional representatives have introduced a resolution to protect persecuted Christians and other minorities in Iraq, as Islamist militants consolidate control over portions of the country's northwest.
US News & World Report
Data Plans, Caps Stoke FCC Net Neutrality Concerns
Criticism from the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission over Verizon's new plan to slow download speeds in some cases is adding to concerns about data-use plans being a possible threat to customer rights and net neutrality.
Rep. Eshoo: GOP Should Stop 'Whining' About Obamacare Gutting HealthCare Plans
My colleague Guy Benson previously posted about how Sen. Mark Pryor labeled the Obamacare horror stories as " anecdotal ."
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Is a Senate-Confirmed Federal CIO the Key to IT Reform?
The role of federal chief information officer would be elevated to a Senate-confirmed position and would take responsibility for leading a newly created Digital Government Office, within the White House, under a bipartisan The Reforming Federal Procurement of Information Technology Act, which has been circulating on Capitol Hill in draft form since ... (more)
The Weekly Standard
Democrat Says Bill to Grandfather In Canceled Insurance Plans Reminds Her of 'Whiners'
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Mesothelioma Organization Works to Add Members to 'Deadliest Cancer Caucus'
Through focused advocacy, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation , as well as other members of the Deadliest Cancers Coalition, increased membership in the newly established Congressional Caucus on the Deadliest Cancers.
Most ISPs Use Data Caps, But Many Subscribers...
Image Caption: The study, which was requested by California Representative Anna Eshoo, found that ISP customers are often confused about which types of activities tended to consume the most data.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
The Monthly Data Cap, an Increasing Phenomenon
While there are still some users out there for whom the idea of a monthly data cap is a preposterous one, and a horrifying one once it's explained to these users, the data cap is becoming an increasingly large part of the normal operating environment.
29 Members of Congress Ask California to Boost Film Tax Credits
A bill to do so, AB 1839, has passed the state Assembly and is pending in the Senate.
Majority of large ISPs now using monthly data caps, GAO says
U.S. broadband providers appear to be embracing monthly data caps, but customers are confused about the amount of data they use and broadband plan options, according to preliminary findings by the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
The Washington Post
How data caps could reshape the economics of the Internet
Many Americans are already accustomed to the idea of cellphone data caps. Go over your monthly limit, and you'll get hit with steep overage fees or your service will slow to a crawl.
Inside the EPA climate rule hearings - FERC weighs in on EPA rules...
CLIMATE COSTS WILL JUMP WITHOUT ACTION: Failure to act on climate change could be a multi-billion-dollar mistake, the White House says in a report today marking its latest effort to rally support for President Barack Obama's climate agenda, just as crucial EPA hearings kick off around the country.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
The Washington Post
What a new law about cellphone unlocking has to do with coffee, cars and consumer freedom
So a bill allowing cellphone unlocking is headed to the president's desk. President Obama has pledged to sign the legislation , giving relief to the more than 114,000 people who signed a White House petition calling for more progressive rules on cellphone use.
Leahy Previews NSA Bill
TODAY'S TOP PARAGRAPH: Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy is expected to introduced a beefed up NSA reform bill on Tuesday that has earned the backing of the White House, privacy advocates and a strong vote of confidence from the New York Times editorial board.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
The Fresno Bee
Obama recognizes 21st CD hopeful Renteria at Bay Area fundraiser
President Barack Obama stopped in the Bay Area Wednesday for a luncheon fundraiser at the Tudor-style mansion of real estate tycoon George Marcus.
Signs of donor fatigue at Obama's Bay Area fundraisers
President Obama waves as he boards Air Force One before departing from San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, CA, Wednesday, July 23, 2014.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
Tom Kacich: Meager amounts from local donors to Davis, Callis
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis' fundraising haul from Champaign County in the last quarter - $4,800 - was pretty meager.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
House patent reformers push Senate leadership for action
Tech leaders in the House are pushing Senate leadership to take up a House-passed bill to curb abusive patent infringement lawsuits.
CEA Applauds Introduction of Bipartisan Wi-Fi Innovation Act
"Unlicensed spectrum is the fuel that powers innovation. The fact that these members of Congress reached across party lines and committee assignments is a clear recognition of our nation's growing demand for unlicensed spectrum and the vital role it plays in our economy.