2012 March InfoTech & Telecom News

Issue Date: 
March, 2012
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The March issue of InfoTech & Telecom News reports on the erosion of Congressional support for the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA) after growing evidence of immense public opposition to the measures.

Also in this issue:

  • The American Civil Liberties Union filed suit in federal court against Salem, Missouri and the town’s library board, claiming the library unconstitutionally blocked access to Web sites related to Wicca, Native American, and other religions.
  • A Long Island school system is attracting controversy by ordering electronic monitors for students to track their exercise habits.
  • The City of Seattle has sued a defense attorney for requesting police dash-cam footage.
  • Profanity uttered during televised awards ceremonies nearly 10 years ago resulted in Federal Communications Commission fines the networks are still challenging.
  • The international hacker group Anonymous launched what it has labeled its biggest cyberattack ever, temporarily shutting down Web sites of the Department of Justice and entertainment industry titans.

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