WASHINGTON (11/21/2003) - The ban on Internet access taxes is likely to get a temporary extension, as time runs out in the current congressional session.
Stories by Rita Chang
WASHINGTON (11/10/2003) - Internet users hoping for a permanent ban on access taxes will have to wait a little longer, as the U.S. Congress grapples with how to make it stick without cheating states out of telecommunications service revenue.
WASHINGTON (11/05/2003) - As identity theft becomes the fastest-growing crime in the U.S., some companies endorse legislation requiring them to disclose theft of personal data, while privacy advocates urge lawmakers to go even further to protect consumers.
WASHINGTON (10/31/2003) - A move to establish a permanent moratorium on Internet access taxes is being threatened by several senators who want further debate, arguing that the ban could cost states billions of dollars at a time when they face serious fiscal crises.
WASHINGTON (10/28/2003) - Next week, Americans will have an opportunity to question the Democratic presidential hopefuls online on issues ranging from Iraq rebuilding to the environment--or anything else on their minds.
WASHINGTON (10/28/2003) - As the clock ticks toward Saturday's expiration of the federal ban on Internet access taxes, lawmakers are angling to keep the moratorium, while cash-strapped states aim to make sure it doesn't cost them billions of tax dollars.
WASHINGTON (10/23/2003) - Following years of debate, the U.S. Senate has unanimously approved an antispam bill that would let the government and ISPs sue spammers who violate new restrictions on unsolicited, commercial e-mail.