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Cory Bennett / The Hill:
Obama calls for bipartisan effort on cybersecurity legislation in State of the Union address   —  President makes unprecedented cybersecurity pitch  —  President Obama made an historic push for cybersecurity action during his State of the Union address Tuesday night.
Jan 20, 2015, 10:25 PMIn context
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Obama backs call for tech backdoors   —  President Obama wants a backdoor to track people's social media messages.  —  The president on Friday came to the defense of British Prime Minister David Cameron's call for tech companies to create holes in their technology to allow the government to track suspected terrorists or criminals.
Jan 16, 2015, 7:25 PMIn context
Cory Bennett / The Hill:
Senior Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee will reintroduce controversial cybersecurity information sharing bill, CISPA, on Friday   —  House Dem revives major cyber bill  —  A senior Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee on Friday will reintroduce a controversial bill …
Jan 8, 2015, 4:25 PMIn context
Cory Bennett / The Hill:
EFF to argue NSA's “upstream” data collection program is unconstitutional in first public court challenge Friday   —  NSA to defend Internet collection in court  —  Digital rights advocate the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is taking the National Security Agency (NSA) …
Dec 19, 2014, 1:55 AMIn context
Tim Devaney / The Hill:
New FTC rules, effective Dec. 8, require online retailers to ship goods on time or offer refund   —  New rules push Internet retailers to make quick deliveries  —  Internet retailers are facing new rules from the Federal Trade Commission requiring them to ship customers' orders …
Sep 18, 2014, 9:50 AMIn context
The Hill:
With Apple Pay, Apple could be regulated like a financial institution   —  Did Apple become a big bank?  —  Apple's move into mobile banking could bring the tech giant under the same federal regulations as financial institutions.  —  At a product launch event this week …
Sep 14, 2014, 10:50 PMIn context
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Wikipedia blocks edits from Congressional IP address again after edits from “obvious transphobe”   —  ‘Orange is the New Black’ fight sparks new House Wikipedia ban  —  For the third time this summer, computers in the House have been blocked from editing Wikipedia due to a string of controversial edits.
Aug 21, 2014, 8:00 PMIn context
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
House votes to allow cellphone ‘unlocking’   —  The House on Friday passed legislation allowing people to “unlock” their cellphones and switch from one carrier to another, sending the bill to the president's desk.  —  The bill won unanimous support in the lower chamber and has been widely backed …
Jul 25, 2014, 2:05 PMIn context
Ramsey Cox / The Hill:
Senate passes bill to allow ‘unlocking’ cell phones   —  The Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would allow consumers to “unlock” their cell phone in order to switch providers once their contract is up.  —  Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) introduced S. 517, the Unlocking Consumer Choice …
Jul 16, 2014, 12:45 PMIn context
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Federal privacy watchdog finds NSA programs targeting foreigners are effective, legal and show “no trace” of “illegitimate activity”   —  Privacy board backs NSA's foreign spying  —  A federal privacy watchdog is largely putting its support behind a major pillar …
Jul 1, 2014, 10:55 PMIn context

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