Anonymous Says They Leaked 2,000 Congressional Email Passwords

The rascals over at Anonymous are still pretty upset over the recent revelations about the NSA spying on seemingly everyone so they're acting out in the only way they know how: hacking. Specifically, releasing the supposed email accounts—and passwords—of seemingly everybody on Capitol Hill. » 7/18/13 1:55pm 7/18/13 1:55pm

The House of Representatives Blocks Spotify Because It's Scared of P2P…

Ain't nobody in the US House of Representatives gonna be listening to no Spotify at work. Why? The House's IT overlords don't see fit. Not because Spotify is distracting and there's real work that needs to be done or anything, no. It's because Spotify has P2P guts and P2P is baaaaaaad, apparently. Yeah, even the RIAA » 2/02/13 2:00pm 2/02/13 2:00pm

US House of Representatives Are Trying to Block Net Neutrality

On a rampage against anything that remotely smells like regulation, the House of Representatives have voted to block funding for the FCC's Net Neutrality plan, which would ensure that ISPs couldn't restrict certain users from accessing select content. Of course, this would have to pass through senate and survive… » 2/18/11 7:20pm 2/18/11 7:20pm

House Denies Warrantless Wiretapping Immunity For Telcos

In a textbook display of checks and balances, the House of Representatives defied President Bush and the Senate yesterday by passing their version of a surveillance bill without legal immunity for telcos. The bill passed by only 16 votes, far from the 2/3 majority needed to override Bush's inevitable veto. It looks… » 3/15/08 1:55pm 3/15/08 1:55pm

Congress Tells Off FCC, Expects Full Count of Broadband Households

Turns out, the FCC defines an entire zip code as served by broadband when one single household receives one single 200-kilobit trickle. The US House of Representatives voted to change that. It seems, in order to see exactly how badly we're doing compared to the other post-industrial nations—do we rank 11th? or 15th?… » 11/14/07 7:20pm 11/14/07 7:20pm

House Proposes "Do Not Buy This TV" Label

A trio from my favorite political party has proposed a new bill requiring analog-only TVs to carry a label warning buyers-to-be that they're about to spring for soon-to-be obsolete boxes. The sticker would tell prospective suckers buyers that the "TV has only an analog broadcast tuner and will require a converter box… » 1/26/07 9:40am 1/26/07 9:40am