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Dustin Volz / Reuters:
Reddit deletes surveillance ‘warrant canary’ in transparency report   —  Social networking forum reddit on Thursday removed a section from its site used to tacitly inform users it had never received a certain type of U.S. government surveillance request, suggesting the platform is now being asked …
Mar 31, 2016, 7:50 PMIn context
Reuters:
Sources: tech companies may face civil penalties like contempt of court for withholding encrypted data in new Burr-Feinstein bill   —  Senators close to finishing encryption penalties legislation: sources  —  Technology companies could face civil penalties for refusing to comply with court orders …
Mar 9, 2016, 6:15 PMIn context
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
NSA to shut down bulk phone surveillance program by Sunday   —  The U.S. National Security Agency will end its daily vacuuming of millions of Americans' phone records by Sunday and replace the practice with more tightly targeted surveillance methods, the Obama administration said on Friday.
Nov 28, 2015, 11:25 AMIn context
Dustin Volz / National Journal:
Sen. Al Franken, Consumer Watchdog ask regulators to investigate Apple Music for possible anticompetitive practices   —  Al Franken Urges Federal Probe of Apple Music  —  The senator warns of limited competition and price increases due to Apple's new music-streaming service.
Jul 22, 2015, 6:35 PMIn context
National Journal:
Senate passes the USA Freedom Act to restore and revise some Patriot Act spying provisions, ending bulk collection of US call metadata   —  Senate Passes Major NSA Reform Bill  —  The USA Freedom Act, which will restore but reform the expired Patriot Act's spy authorities …
Jun 2, 2015, 4:40 PMIn context
Dustin Volz / National Journal:
Senator Al Franken writes letter to FBI Director Comey, asking for details of agency's legal methods and roadblocks to combat revenge porn   —  Al Franken Urges FBI to Crackdown on Revenge Porn  —  “New technologies can pose significant threats if bad actors are not held accountable to our nation's laws,” Franken said.
Apr 3, 2015, 3:35 PMIn context
Dustin Volz / National Journal:
Google Calls FBI's Plan to Expand Hacking Power a ‘Monumental’ Constitutional Threat   —  Any change in accessing computer data should go through Congress, the search giant said.  —  Google is warning that the government's quiet plan to expand the FBI's authority to remotely access computer files amounts …
Feb 18, 2015, 3:00 PMIn context
National Journal:
CIA review panel exonerates CIA personnel who searched Senate Intelligence Committee computers   —  CIA Review Board Clears Spy Agency of Wrongdoing in Senate Hack  —  The new report contradicts earlier statements from the agency.  —  A CIA review panel announced Wednesday it had cleared …
Jan 17, 2015, 9:50 AMIn context
Dustin Volz / National Journal:
Harry Reid Moves For Senate Vote on NSA Reform   —  The Senate Majority Leader is hoping to move the bulk data collection bill before his party returns to the minority.  —  “That sunset could very easily touch off an ugly intra-party battle among both Democrats and Republicans,” said Harley Geiger …
Nov 13, 2014, 12:05 PMIn context

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Testing a datacenter under the sea  —  Envisioned to be resilient and self-sustainable, Project Natick enters a new research phase off the Scottish coast.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
It's go time for Go Zoho!  —  It's not often that you hear of a tech company taking a vintage Airstream trailer on the road to help users in their own neighborhood.  Then again, Zoho's no ordinary tech company.