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Facing growing threats and popular support, new Congress will face Bitcoin decisions

The U.S. Congress has yet to deliver any uniform or actionable policy regarding Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. But with threats involving virtual currencies gaining national attention and supporters pushing for favorable legislation, the soon-to-be elected 114th Congress may not be able to ignore the new tech.

Infographic: FDA's multi-layer regulatory structure for mobile medical apps

Despite the security and privacy risks that mobile apps pose for medical use, the Food and Drug Administration is "leading the way in defining a regulatory path for mobile medical apps", explains an infographic from high-tech product design and development consultancy Sagentia.

Spotlight: French telecom regulator threatens criminal prosecution of Skype

ARCEP, the French telecom regulator, has told the Paris prosecutor that Skype's failure to file as an electronic communications operator in France could be considered a criminal offense.

'Internet of Everything' will be platform of the future

The highlight of the Gartner Symposium ITxpo so far has been the keynote address by Cisco chief John Chambers, who laid out his vision that the "Internet of Everything" will become the platform of the future.

Cisco CEO: 'Internet of Everything' will be next IT platform

Orlando, Fla.-- The "Internet of Everything" will become the IT platform of the future, predicted John Chambers, chairman and chief executive officer of Cisco.

Spotlight: Brown inks bill to outlaw VoIP regulation in California

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law that prohibits the state from regulating VoIP services, reports the Capitol Weekly. In August, the California legislation passed the bill that...

MagicJack under attack for 911 fees

A county in West Virginia is taking MagicJack to task over 911 fees, demanding the service provider collect and pay for 911 fees needed to fund the county's emergency call center. While the story

China's VoIP crackdown likely focused on small domestic operations

Some VoIP providers and users maybe sighing a breath of relief after initially getting worked up of China cracking down on certain VoIP providers. A number of spins on the news speculated that Skype

Independent VoIP in China made illegal

Entering 2011 with a bang, the Chinese Ministry of Information and Industry Technology (MIIT) has moved to crack down on illegal VoIP services in the country. The catch is that if VoIP isn't being

New law could help police with encrypted VoIP phone tapping

I suppose it doesn't matter whether Democrats or Republicans are in power, the U.S. government will always seek to grow its power much like our founding father's feared. The Obama administration is