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.
The Feds are on Facebook. And MySpace, LinkedIn and Twitter, too.
law enforcement agents are following the rest of the Internet world
into popular social-networking services, going undercover with false
online profiles to communicate with suspects and gather private
information, according to an internal Justice Department document that
offers a tantalizing glimpse of issues related to privacy and
Communications regulators on Tuesday will unveil a sweeping proposal to
overhaul U.S. broadband policy. Their aim: to bring affordable,
high-speed Internet connections to all Americans and make access much
faster for people who already have broadband.
The Transportation Security Administration on Friday announced nine
more U.S. airports that will receive body-scanning technology, as the
U.S. heightens its effort to detect hidden explosives and other weapons
amid a threat highlighted by an attempted bombing on Christmas Day.
A half-century ago, after Russia jolted Americans by sending Sputnik
into orbit, the Defense Department launched a little-noticed program
designed to help the United States leap-frog the frontiers of
technology by doling out millions of dollars for research on radically