Technology

Justice Department Moves to Block AT&T’s Acquisition of T-Mobile

Antitrust Division argues the merger would decrease competition, increase prices.

ACUS Committee Discusses Online Access to Rulemaking

Committee investigates how to improve public access via the Internet.

White House Offers Guidance on Nanotechnology Policy

EPA, FDA respond with calls for public comments.

ACUS Adopts Recommendations on Shift to E-Rulemaking

Federal “good government” agency addresses the regulatory process in the digital age.

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.