Edgelings

Dawn Patrol--Chinese Crackdown on Olympics Internet; IRS Enforces Anachronistic Cell Phone Policy

Chinese Crackdown on Olympic Journalists Using the Internet

Despite repeated assurances that journalists would have unrestricted access to the Internet at the Main Press Center and athletic venues, Chinese Olympics organizers are now backtracking, meaning that the some 5,000 reporters working in Beijing during the next several weeks won’t have access to a multitude of sites such as Amnesty International or any site with Tibet in the address.  More

IRS Enforces Outdated Cell Phone Law

Major employers, including the University of California system, have been whacked with bills for hundreds of thousands of dollars in back taxes for violating an outdated law. If the rules aren’t changed, many employers say they will stop handing out cellphones to their workers.  More