U.S. Gov: We can update Android phones in 2 weeks

The U.S. government has settled on Google’s Android platform for secure phones, mainly because the software is open and can easily be modified. But what about the dreaded Android software updates? No worries; the government says it can provide them within 2 weeks of Google’s changes!

Buckle up for a new wave of cloud protectionism

Another European country is pushing a nationalistic agenda when it comes to cloud computing, one that could have huge repercussions for U.S.-based cloud powers and the nature of cloud computing in general. France Telecom is pushing a French cloud to feature built-in-France technology.

ICANN unleashes the mother of all domain-name land grabs

The agency that controls the domain name system — the central directory for the internet — has launched a program that could create hundreds of new domains. But critics, including the FTC, say there is no need, and the only outcome will be chaos and lawsuits.

Mr. Schmidt goes to Washington: Google lobbying hits new high

When most people think about Google and Facebook, they think about California’s Silicon Valley. But according to newly filed disclosure documents, the tech industry’s titans are spending increasing amounts of time and money making their voices heard in Washington, D.C. Are they crossing the line?

Streaming site sues U.S. government over seized domains

The Spanish company behind Rojadirecta.org has sued the U.S. government, the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement for seizing the domains of its website. Rojadirecta was used to trade links to live sporting events, but its former owners say the sites were legal.