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  • McAfee, think tank push online voting, but recognize security risks

    The U.S. and other nations should look toward Internet voting to make it easier for disabled and elderly people to cast ballots, and to increase participation among young people, but online security remains a huge hurdle, according to a new paper for the Atlantic Council and McAfee.

    Written by Grant Gross09 Oct. 14 06:00
  • Senators hear calls on the FCC to step back from net neutrality rules

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission should abandon its efforts to pass net neutrality rules because new regulations would hurt investment and the deployment of broadband, a parade of Republican senators and advocates said Wednesday.

    Written by Grant Gross18 Sept. 14 04:49
  • CloudFlare offers free DDoS protection to public interest websites

    A project launched by CloudFlare, a provider of website performance and security services, allows organizations engaged in news gathering, civil society and political or artistic speech to use the company's distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) protection technology for free.

    Written by Lucian Constantin14 June 14 00:23
  • Senators question need to rein in NSA surveillance

    The U.S. Congress would endanger the nation's security by passing even watered-down legislation to limit the National Security Agency's bulk collection of domestic phone records, several U.S. senators said Thursday.

    Written by Grant Gross06 June 14 08:26
  • House approves weakened bill to limit NSA bulk collection

    The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a bill that would limit the National Security Agency's bulk collection of domestic phone records, even as several civil liberties and tech groups withdrew their support after last-minute changes.

    Written by Grant Gross23 May 14 01:54
  • Former NSA employee looks to make email more secure

    Email, perhaps still the most widely used Internet application, has about the same level of security as a postcard. But unlike postcards, it's widely depended on by businesses.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk03 Feb. 14 04:45
  • Obama's NSA reform proposals spark disappointment from some

    U.S. President Barack Obama's proposed changes to the National Security Agency's surveillance programs don't go far enough, some technology and digital rights groups said, while others hailed it as a good first step.

    Written by Grant Gross17 Jan. 14 20:00
  • DOJ defends NSA phone records program after judge's ruling

    The U.S. Department of Justice defended the National Security Agency's massive phone records collection program after a U.S. District Court judge ruled Monday that the program is likely to violate the U.S. Constitution.

    Written by Grant Gross16 Dec. 13 22:03
  • Tech titans urge surveillance reform

    An industry consortium featuring some of the biggest names in technology – including Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Reddit – is urging the Obama Administration to support a major overhaul of laws governing electronic surveillance.

    Written by Jon Gold10 Dec. 13 18:04
  • Senate panel approves bill to continue NSA surveillance

    A U.S. Senate committee has voted to approve a bill that would leave in place the U.S. National Security Agency's bulk telephone-records collection program, with some limits.

    Written by Grant Gross31 Oct. 13 23:52
  • Organizers hope for big crowd at surveillance protest

    About 4,500 people have indicated they plan to attend a rally Saturday in Washington, D.C., to protest surveillance programs run by the U.S. National Security Agency.

    Written by Grant Gross24 Oct. 13 19:37
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