Technology

Federal Register Will No Longer Be Printed, Obama Says

The federal government’s daily publication will appear online only.

House Passes Resolution Disapproving of Net Neutrality Rules

Democrats and Republicans disagree about FCC’s role in Internet access.

Federal Judge Rejects Amended Google Books Settlement

Judge finds that settlement would unduly increase Google’s market power.

CPSC Launches Consumer-Driven Online Database for Unsafe Products

New product safety initiative receives mixed reviews.

Federal Research Center’s New Venture Into Drug Discovery

New National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences works with pharmaceutical companies to develop drugs.

Senate Committee Hearing on the “Digital Divide”

Hearing addresses improving native communities’ access to telephone and digital services.

Patent Reform Bill Passes Senate, Taken Up By House

Most substantial reforms in half century proposed for the U.S. patent system.

Senate Judiciary Committee Discusses the Electronic Communications Privacy Act

Agencies disagree over how to balance between privacy and crime-fighting.

Sunshine Week Brings New FOIA.gov, But Critics Say Glass is Still Half Full

New government website teaches users how to request government information but with mixed reactions.

The House May Block Funding to Implement the FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules

The FCC’s newly adopted rules aim to ensure freedom and openness, but face appropriations hurdles.

Democrats and Republicans Wrangle Over the FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules

Congress debates whether net neutrality rules promote competition and innovation or stifle economic activity.

OIRA’s Guide Provides Agencies with Recommendations for Using Regulations.gov

OIRA recommends that agencies promote public access by uploading rulemaking documents in a timely, consistent fashion.