A number of technology associations have called for the passage of the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). The groups, which includes Information Technology Industry Council, Washington, Technology CEO Council, Washington, and the Software and Information Industry Association, Washington, say that the bil will increase security on the internet. Criticism from politically diverse sources such as the ACLU and the American Conservative Union charge that the bill would infringe on peoples' rights on the internet, and compare it to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).
Internet Society, Reston, Va., which is celebrating its 20th anniversery this year, has named the first thirty members of the new Internet Hall of Fame. Among the inductees are Linus Torvalds, creator of the Linux kernel, and Craig Newmark of Craigslist. For those interested, Former Vice President Al Gore was indeed included in the list, as a "global connector."
Web Marketing Association, Boston, is accepting entries for the 16th annual international WebAward Competition, which judges website development in 96 industries. Deadline is May 31. Details: www.webaward.org.