By Gautham Nagesh - 07/21/11 11:24 PM EDT
House Science Committee approves cybersecurity bill: The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology approved the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2011 on Thursday, which would increase the amount of funding for cybersecurity education, research and development. The legislation sponsored by Reps. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) and Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) closely tracks with a bill that passed the House overwhelmingly last year. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) has introduced a companion measure in the Senate.
The vigilante hacker groups Anonymous and LulzSec responded to yesterday's arrests by the FBI by promising not to stop their attacks.
The head of the trade group U.S. Telecom wants Congress to regulate Facebook and other Web communications providers.
Lansing native Earvin "Magic" Johnson will join a Detroit venture capital firm that seeds early-stage tech startups.
Microsoft reported fourth-quarter results that beat analysts' estimates on Thursday afternoon.
Hillicon on TV: Tune into Saturday's episode of "The Communicators" on C-SPAN at 6:30 p.m. to see yours truly interview Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne and Scott Peterson of the Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board on the battle over forcing online merchants to collect the sales tax.
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This post was updated at 10:46 p.m.