Tuesday morning tech tipsheet

Cyberattack on Google said to hit password system (NYT) -- The December attack on Google is now thought to have targeted a password system "that controls access by million of users worldwide to almost all of the company's Web services." The attack, thought to have originated from China, sparked Google's decision to consider pulling out of China, thus igniting a larger fight over Internet freedom.

Ten countries ask Google to do more to protect privacy (WSJ) -- Officials from Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, France and the Netherlands (among others) signed a letter demanding Google build more privacy protections into it's products, a sign of "anxiety over Google's power.

Do liberals online read liberal blogs? (ArsTechnica) -- Online news consumption is not as polarized as once thought, according to new research.

Tech events around the Beltway:

The Politics Online Conference continues today with panels about online advertising and online fundraising. Hillicon Valley's Kim Hart will be moderating a panel Tuesday morning on the implications of copyright for open-source platforms. Where: Washington Marriott, 1221 22nd Street NW When: Monday and Tuesday, beginning at 8 a.m.

CES on The Hill aims to bring the products seen at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to Eastern Market near Capitol Hill.  The showcases will include green gadgets, broadband-enabled services and safe driving technologies. Where: North Hall, Eastern Market When: Tuesday, 5-7 p.m.

American Cable Association convenes its 2010 Summit, bringing together FCC staffers, Hill staffers and lobbyists to discuss developments in the cable industry and featuring a keynote address by Rep. Bart Stupak.  Where: Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center, National Harbor, Md. When: Tuesday-Wednesday, beginning at 7 a.m.

Digital Patriots Dinner is the annual dinner put on by the Consumer Electronics Association, culminating two days of CES on the Hill and CEA executive board meetings.  Where: Andrew Mellon Auditorium When: Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.

The House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet will hold a hearing to examine the challenges involved in deploying "quality broadband services to the last mile." It is the second hearing the subcommittee has convened to oversee the implementation of the National Broadband Plan.   Where: 2322 Rayburn  When: Wednesday, 10:00 a.m.

FCC open meeting is the first chance for the agency to begin its work to implement the National Broadband Plan. On the agenda are notices of inquiry regarding proposed Universal Service Fund reforms, the use of video devices as gateway points to the Internet and the capacity of broadband networks to withstand damage from natural disasters and terrorist attacks.  Where: FCC, 445 12th Street SW When: Wednesday, 10:30 am.

The House Science & Technology Committee's Technology and Innovation Subcommittee will meet to markup a committee print of the National Institute of Standards and Technology programs.  Where: 2318 Rayburn (webcast)  When: Wednesday, 10:00 a.m.