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The following is a chronological listing of significant events in the development of the field of Information Technology law from 2010 to the present. For other time periods see:


2010 Edit

2010Stuxnet, considered the first weaponized malware because of its targeted nature, disrupts centrifuges in Iran used for uranium enrichment.

2010 — The U.S. Cyber Command goes operational.

2010Google launches a self-driving vehicle project.

January 27, 2010 — Apple introduces the iPad.

March 16, 2010 — The Federal Communications Commission issues its Broadband Plan.

November 5, 2010U.S. Cyber Command goes operational.

2011 Edit

2011 — The Federal Communications Commission's Network Neutrality rules go into effect.

2011 — The IPv6 launches, providing 2128 IP addresses.

February 16, 2011 — Watson, an IBM supercomputer, beats the two best human Jeopardy players.

2012 Edit

2012 — The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace launches an initiative for a digital identity ecosystem to make online transactions more secure and enable more government and economic activity on the Internet.

June 30, 2012 — France terminates Minitel.

August 5, 2012 — The spacecraft Curiosity lands on Mars.

August 25, 2012 — The Voyager 1 spacecraft (launched in 1977) enters interstellar space.

October 12, 2012 — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warns that America is open to the threat of a "cyber-Pearl Harbor" that could "be just as destructive as the terrorist attack of 9/11."

2013 Edit

June 2013 — Edward Snowden, a former systems administrator at the NSA, reveals documents showing that the United States conducted cyberespionage against U.S. citizens and foreign governments.

June 2013 — The United States and Russia sign a "cyber pact," which establishes communications hotlines between the two countries in the event of a crisis in cyberspace.

2014 Edit

January 14, 2014 — The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals overturns the FCC's Open Internet rules.

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