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Dustin Volz / Reuters:
House Freedom Caucus says it will oppose reauthorization of FISA law without “substantial reforms” to data collection, breaking with Trump and some senators   —  An influential conservative bloc of Republican lawmakers on Thursday said it opposed renewal of an internet surveillance …
Jun 15, 2017, 6:30 PMIn context
Reuters:
US blames North Korean gov't for cyber attacks since '09 across media, aerospace, financial sectors and key infrastructure, mainly hitting old Microsoft systems   —  The U.S. government on Tuesday issued a rare alert on the activities of a hacking group it dubbed “Hidden Cobra,” …
Jun 13, 2017, 4:50 PMIn context
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
At a Senate hearing, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats backtracked on promise to reveal how many Americans had their communications intercepted by NSA   —  For more than a year, U.S. intelligence officials reassured lawmakers they were working to calculate and reveal roughly …
Jun 10, 2017, 12:45 AMIn context
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
Intelligence agencies and all GOP members of Senate Intelligence Committee back a bill that will make FISA's Section 702, due to sunset in December, permanent   —  The Trump administration supports making permanent a law that allows for the collection of digital communications of foreigners believed …
Jun 7, 2017, 12:55 PMIn context
Reuters:
White House official: the administration doesn't want to reform FISA surveillance law, supports its “clean reauthorization”   —  The Trump administration supports renewing without reforms a key surveillance law governing how the U.S. government collects electronic communications …
Mar 1, 2017, 7:55 PMIn context
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
Microsoft President Brad Smith calls for a “Digital Geneva Convention” between nation states to prevent hacking and cybercrime   —  Microsoft President Brad Smith on Tuesday pressed the world's governments to form an international body to protect against nation-state hacking …
Feb 14, 2017, 12:45 PMIn context
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
NSA contractor Harold Martin faces 20 criminal counts in connection with theft of 50TB+ of data, the largest theft of classified government information ever   —  A former National Security Agency contractor was indicted on Wednesday by a federal grand jury on charges he willfully retained …
Feb 8, 2017, 8:10 PMIn context
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
Nearly 80 rights groups accuse Facebook of “racially biased censorship” of user content, arguing that policies are often unevenly applied   —  Nearly 80 rights groups on Wednesday accused Facebook (FB.O) of “racially biased censorship” and failing to be more transparent …
Jan 18, 2017, 4:00 PMIn context
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
FBI gains ability to hack computers in any jurisdiction with warrant, as Senator Wyden's attempts to block changes to the criminal procedure rules failed   —  A last-ditch effort in the Senate to block or delay rule changes that would expand the U.S. government's hacking powers failed Wednesday …
Nov 30, 2016, 1:55 PMIn context
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
US tech firms including Facebook, Google, and Twitter urge Congress to support US govt.'s plan to give control of the Domain Naming System to ICANN on Oct. 1   —  Major technology companies including Facebook, Google and Twitter are urging Congress to support a plan for the U.S. government …
Sep 13, 2016, 10:30 AMIn context

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