Latest US Commerce Department Stories

2011-02-25 07:55:00

An investigation led by the US Commerce Department has found no evidence of any wrongdoing on the part of federal climate researchers whose emails were leaked in a debate over global climate change. In late 2009, thousands of emails were leaked from the Climate Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia in the UK. In the days after the incident, allegations spread that the emails revealed the manipulation of scientific data in favor of manmade global warming. While the...

2009-11-19 06:00:00

According to participants at a recent internet governance forum, the Internet is still under the control of the U.S., despite a move by America to loosen its grip over the private corporation that administers the net. The US Commerce Department and Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) made an agreement in September that created panels to review the work of ICANN in key areas, in a move designed to bring more accountability to the body. But delegates at the...

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