Department of Commerce gets an earful on proposed export rule changes

At around 84 megabytes, the PDF file containing the largely negative response to the Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security’s (BIS’s) recent advanced notice of proposed rulemaking regarding proposed changes to U.S. deemed export regulations is one hefty document. It contains the comments of over 300 respondents — universities, researchers, scientists, medical organizations, […]

Turing Award Winners Cerf and Kahn Dicuss Internet’s Impact

Update:: The archived webcast can be found here. At 6:00 p.m. (EDT) today Vinton Cerf and Bob Kahn will give a lecture titled “Assessing the Internet: Lessons Learned, Strategies for Evolution, and Future Possibilities.” The lecture will be webcast. The Turing Lecture provides a forum for learning what lessons emerged from award winner’s research, what […]

Turing Award Winners Cerf and Kahn Dicuss Internet's Impact

Update:: The archived webcast can be found here. At 6:00 p.m. (EDT) today Vinton Cerf and Bob Kahn will give a lecture titled “Assessing the Internet: Lessons Learned, Strategies for Evolution, and Future Possibilities.” The lecture will be webcast. The Turing Lecture provides a forum for learning what lessons emerged from award winner’s research, what […]

Is the U.S. creating a hostile environment for foreign researchers?

The NY Times yesterday ran a troubling article about the visa problems of a Chinese cryptographer who was unable to present an important paper detailing her research on SHA-1 at this week’s Crypto 2005 conference: On Monday, [Xiaoyun Wang] was scheduled to explain her discovery in a keynote address to an international group of researchers […]

States balk at Real ID Act’s price tag

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports on the feelings of some state lawmakers (who are gathering this week for a meeting of the National Conference of State Legislatures) regarding the impending implementation of the Real ID Act. The crux of the issue for many state lawmakers is just who should pay the act’s costs: [State leaders at […]

States balk at Real ID Act's price tag

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports on the feelings of some state lawmakers (who are gathering this week for a meeting of the National Conference of State Legislatures) regarding the impending implementation of the Real ID Act. The crux of the issue for many state lawmakers is just who should pay the act’s costs: [State leaders at […]