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  • Congress probes Internet of Things privacy, security

    With billions of new sensor-enabled devices coming online each year, lawmakers and regulators have been considering a host of security and privacy questions arising from the so-called Internet of Things (IoT).

    Written by Kenneth Corbin31 July 15 06:17
  • Trade groups tell Congress to keep its hands off IoT

    The U.S. Congress should take a hands-off approach toward the burgeoning Internet of Things industry and let vendors figure out how to deal with privacy and security issues, representatives of four trade groups said.

    Written by Grant Gross30 July 15 06:31
  • Tech industry redoubles efforts to fight US gov't encryption backdoors

    Groups representing major IT companies have warned U.S. President Barack Obama again not to go through with measures that would undermine encryption technologies. Such policies would undermine privacy and compromise the security of tech products and services, they said.

    Written by Loek Essers10 June 15 00:57
  • House approves cyberthreat sharing bill; privacy concerns remain

    The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to approve legislation that would encourage companies to share cyberattack information with each other and with the government, despite concerns that it would put new consumer information in the hands of surveillance agencies.

    Written by Grant Gross23 April 15 07:51
  • Proposed US data breach notification bill criticized as too weak

    Proposed legislation that would require U.S. businesses to notify affected customers after data breaches is too weak because it would preempt stronger breach notification laws in several states and it wouldn't cover several classes of data, including geolocation and health information, critics told lawmakers.

    Written by Grant Gross19 March 15 05:30
  • US DOJ: Companies need to trust gov't on cybersecurity

    The U.S. fight against cybercrime would be more effective if companies put more trust in the country's law enforcement agencies, a top U.S. Department of Justice official said.

    Written by Grant Gross10 Dec. 14 04:49
  • NSA surveillance already hurting US vendors, trade group says

    The U.S. Congress needs to help restore global trust in the nation's technology vendors by reining in surveillance programs at the National Security Agency, an industry representative told lawmakers Tuesday.

    Written by Grant Gross04 Feb. 14 22:49
  • 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
  • Lawmakers introduce bill to rein in NSA telephone records program

    A bipartisan group of more than 85 lawmakers has introduced legislation to end the U.S. National Security Agency's broad collection of U.S. telephone records by imposing new restrictions on who the agency can target.

    Written by Grant Gross29 Oct. 13 17:24
  • New patent reform bill targets so-called trolls

    New patent reform legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday aims to make it more difficult for so-called patent trolls to file infringement lawsuits.

    Written by Grant Gross23 Oct. 13 18:55
  • Senate report: Apple claims subsidiaries with no taxing jurisdiction

    Apple has set up three foreign subsidiaries that the company claims are not resident in any nation for taxing purposes, in an effort to avoid paying tens of billions of dollars in taxes to the U.S. and other countries, according to a new report from a U.S. Senate subcommittee.

    Written by Grant Gross20 May 13 21:35
  • Veteran tech workers see themselves locked out of job market

    Many tech companies have called for the U.S. Congress to ease restrictions on high-skill immigration because they can't find qualified tech workers to fill open positions. Yet, many veteran IT tech workers say they can't find jobs.

    Written by Grant Gross03 May 13 13:02
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