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Dustin Volz / Reuters:
U.S. senators to introduce bill to secure ‘internet of things’   —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Tuesday plans to introduce legislation seeking to address vulnerabilities in computing devices embedded in everyday objects - known in the tech industry as the …
Aug 1, 2017, 1:15 PMIn context
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
US House committee asks 22 US agencies for documents about Kaspersky Lab dating from 2013, including risk assessments, names of contractors, subcontractors   —  LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - A U.S. congressional panel this week asked 22 government agencies to share documents on Moscow-based cyber firm Kaspersky Lab …
Jul 28, 2017, 4:00 PMIn context
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
Sources: tech firms including Facebook, Alphabet, Apple are not as engaged in FISA debate as they were in bulk collection, possibly weakening reform prospects   —  6 MIN READ  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc's Google, Apple Inc and other major technology firms …
Jul 18, 2017, 6:45 PMIn context
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
US appeals court upholds gag orders for national security letters; many tech firms including Microsoft and Twitter have challenged the legality of their use   —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. federal appeals court on Monday upheld nondisclosure rules that allow the FBI to secretly issue surveillance orders …
Jul 17, 2017, 2:10 PMIn context
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
US General Services Administration removes Kaspersky Lab from two lists of approved vendors used by government agencies to purchase IT   —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Tuesday removed Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab from two lists of approved vendors used by government agencies …
Jul 12, 2017, 9:50 PMIn context
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
Knight First Amendment Institute sues Trump for blocking Twitter users, alleging the practice amounts to an unconstitutional effort to suppress dissent   —  A free-speech group said on Tuesday it sued U.S. President Donald Trump for blocking Twitter users from his @realDonaldTrump account …
Jul 11, 2017, 11:37 AMIn context
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

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