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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
Reuters:
House committee report claims banking regulator FDIC was hacked in 2010, 2011, 2013, likely by China, accuses FDIC of covering up breach for political reasons   —  The Chinese government likely hacked computers at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in 2010, 2011 and 2013 and employees …
Jul 13, 2016, 5:10 PMIn context
Reuters:
Sources: Google and Facebook start automatically blocking reposted extremist videos   —  Some of the web's biggest destinations for watching videos have quietly started using automation to remove extremist content from their sites, according to two people familiar with the process.
Jun 25, 2016, 3:05 PMIn context

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