2012 April InfoTech & Telecom News

Issue Date: 
April, 2012
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The April issue of InfoTech & Telecom News reports Congress’s extension of payroll tax cuts and jobless benefits included a mandate that the Federal Communications Commission conduct auctions of wireless spectrum for commercial use.

Also in this issue:

  • Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley’s 2012 budget would impose taxes on digitally delivered goods and services and tax purchases made from out-of-state online retailers that rely on referrals from in-state affiliates.
  • A new taxpayer-funded municipal wi-fi system in a North Carolina county is neither ‘super’ nor, technically, wi-fi.
  • House Resolution 658 will allow domestic use of aerial drone spy planes.
  • The Illinois Department of Corrections is requesting information from cell phone companies regarding equipment to detect illegal cell phone calls on prison grounds.
  • Ignoring privacy concerns, Missouri’s Parkway School District is proceeding with plans to launch a heart-rate monitor program in an elementary school this spring.

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