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  • FBI wants companies to back off end-to-end encryption

    U.S. tech companies should retain access to the encrypted information of their customers, instead of providing end-to-end encryption, in order to give police the tools they need to investigate crimes and terrorist activity, two senior law enforcement officials said.

    Written by Grant Gross09 July 15 05:03
  • US Senate passes bill to rein in NSA phone dragnet

    The U.S. Senate has passed legislation intended to rein in the National Security Agency's bulk collection of domestic telephone records, sending the bill to President Barack Obama for his signature.

    Written by Grant Gross03 June 15 07:08
  • US Senate leader to push for vote to renew NSA phone dragnet

    The U.S. Senate on Thursday failed to move forward on efforts to extend the section of the Patriot Act that the National Security Agency has used to collect millions of domestic telephone records.

    Written by Grant Gross22 May 15 08:34
  • FCC swamped with last-minute comments on net neutrality

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission's Web comments form crashed Tuesday morning in the hours before the agency's first deadline for submitting comments on its net neutrality proposal.

    Written by Grant Gross16 July 14 00:42
  • Senators question US surveillance transparency report

    A recent report from the U.S. intelligence director that provides the number of surveillance targets in 2013 is not specific enough to provide the transparency the nation's residents need, two senators said Monday.

    Written by Grant Gross01 July 14 06:19
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  • What Obama's re-election may mean for technology

    The US presidential election result leaves President Barack Obama in the White House and maintains the balance of power in Congress. In many longstanding technology debates, policy experts see little movement forward, although lawmakers may look for compromises on a handful of issues.

    Written by Grant Gross07 Nov. 12 19:06
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