ZDNet's worldwide team provides global 24/7 technology news and analysis. In addition to my own coverage analysis here in the ZDNet Government column and on ZDNet's DIY-IT, every week I'll bring you a selection of the best government-related articles posted by our intrepid reporters and analysts. Here are some of the most interesting from the last week.
Top stories this week
White House renews patent trolls fight with new executive actions
New recommendations from the Obama administration include expanded pro bono legal help for inventors and crowdsourcing prior art.
FCC chairman proposes new net neutrality rules following Verizon decision
The FCC chairman defended that the communications regulator is on the side of creators and innovators, not telco giants.
New Zealand Police apologises for issuing 20,000 notices in error
A computer problem resulted in thousands of people being accidentally ticketed.
Other government coverage around ZDNet
Telco legislation to be repealed on first repeal day
Australian Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said that 280 pages of telecommunications legislation will be repealed on the first repeal day in parliament in March.
Australia's Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Scott Morrison calls in the consultants to determine how the privacy breach occurred.
I can't tell you whether this is just a problem in central Florida or if AT&T everywhere has these professionalism issues, but it's getting old.
The Court of Justice in the Hague has ruled that fingerprints gathered from individuals getting a new passport can't be held centrally and used in criminal investigations.
The personal, identifying details of nearly 10,000 asylum seekers in Australia have been accidentally published online.
In what is claimed as a world first, the lifetime cost of welfare dependency is revealed, analysed and segmented.
Labor Shadow Communications Minister Jason Clare has said that content providers like Foxtel need to encourage users to find legal methods to get content, rather than asking governments to punish those who use BitTorrent.
When Australian Attorney-General George Brandis provided an example of a film that was a victim of online copyright infringement, it happened to be one produced by a major donor to the Liberal Party.