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SAN FRANCISCO -- Months before the futuristic glasses become publicly available, Google Glass is already getting scrutiny from Capitol Hill. Eight members of Congress on Thursday sent a letter to Google Chief Executive Larry Page to ask what his company...
SAN FRANCISCO -- Data brokers who collect vast amounts of information on Americans will be the ones turning over information this time. The Federal Trade Commission has ordered nine data brokerage companies to tell the agency how they harvest and use...
Nation NowA spending bill aimed at preventing a federal government shutdown would block enforcement of new energy-efficiency rules for light bulbs, letting old-style incandescent bulbs stay around a bit longer. The provision was a high priority of congressional...
Nation NowTexas Rep. Joe Barton introduced a law to ban the BSC championship game and replace it with a playoff system to determine college football's national champion....
The Fabulous ForumFOOTBALL LEGEND: The Governor of Colorado lost Pikes Peak to Texas in a football bet. Bets between politicians are a common tradition in the world of professional sports. Just this past year, before the Major League Baseball (MLB) World Series......
L.A. Times Tech BlogLooks like the Net neutrality ball is back in the Federal Communications Commission's court. A draft proposal by Reps. Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) and Rick Boucher (D-Va.) to give the FCC temporary authority to enforce limited neutrality protections...
Company TownAfter the coffee. Before figuring out what it all means. The Skinny: What the election means for media. The Giants may be celebrating but Fox probably isn't chugging the champagne. Tyler Perry gets serious ... again. Meet the new bosses.......
L.A. Times Tech BlogGoogle may face increased scrutiny from Republican lawmakers in the next Congress. The Internet search giant's data collection practices have already gotten the attention of Rep. Joe Barton (R-Tex.), the top Republican on the House Energy and Commerce...
L.A. Times Tech BlogThe Federal Communications Commission is probing whether Google broke federal laws when its street-mapping service collected consumers' personal information from unsecured wireless networks. The agency is the latest in a long line of federal and state...
Company TownRep. Joe Barton (R-Texas), an influential member of the House Commerce Committee, is upset with Federal Communications Commissioner Michael Copps over a speech the regulator gave last week at Columbia University's School of Journalism and an interview...
L.A. Times Tech BlogReps. Joe Barton (R-Texas) and Edward Markey (D-Mass.), major congressional players on privacy issues, wrote to Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday expressing concerns about the social networking site's plans to share user addresses...
GreenspaceIn a rapid legislative response to the Gulf Coast spill, lawmakers on Capitol Hill are seeking to reinstitute a ban on new drilling off the West Coast and fast-track legislation to raise oil company liability for spills. Meanwhile, no fewer......
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