Online retailer Amazon.com Inc. said it is taking a stand for free
speech by fighting a request from North Carolina tax authorities for
information on people who bought about 50 million items since 2003.
Companies across the technology industry — from Internet access
providers to social networking sites to video-sharing services — are
bracing for this week's release of a draft of a trade agreement that
they fear could undermine all sorts of online activities.
A third of Americans — about 77 million people — use public library
computers to look for jobs, connect with friends, do their homework and
improve their lives, according to a new study released Thursday.
A special panel of federal judges is being asked Thursday to
consolidate before a single court dozens of proposed class-action
lawsuits filed by Toyota owners who say the value of their vehicles has
plummeted after millions were recalled for safety fixes.