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  • 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
  • US Congress votes to slow ICANN transition

    The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to require ICANN, which coordinates the Internet's domain name system, to jump through several hoops before a government agency ends its oversight of the organization.

    Written by Grant Gross25 June 15 00:25
  • House panel votes to delay net neutrality rules

    A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee has voted to require the Federal Communications Commission to suspend new net neutrality rules until a series of lawsuits challenging the regulations are resolved.

    Written by Grant Gross12 June 15 02:44
  • Don't expect major changes to NSA surveillance from Congress

    After the U.S. Congress approved what critics have called modest limits on the National Security Agency's collection of domestic telephone records, many lawmakers may be reluctant to further change the government's surveillance programs.

    Written by Grant Gross06 June 15 04:13
  • FBI calls for new wiretap law covering social media

    Encrypted social networking tools are hindering the FBI's ability to track terrorists and recruiters who are appealing to young people in the U.S., an FBI official told lawmakers.

    Written by Grant Gross04 June 15 04:42
  • Critics blast US NSA phone records bill as 'fake reform'

    A lopsided vote in the U.S. House of Representatives this week to rein in the National Security Agency's domestic telephone records dragnet won muted praise, with many supporters calling on Congress to take stronger action.

    Written by Grant Gross15 May 15 06:09
  • Lawmakers move to end warrantless surveillance of US residents

    A new bill in Congress would require law enforcement agencies to get court-ordered warrants before targeting U.S. residents in searches of electronic communications collected by the National Security Agency.

    Written by Grant Gross07 May 15 00:29
  • Lawmakers criticize FBI's request for encryption back doors

    U.S. lawmakers are skeptical of an FBI request for Congress to mandate encryption workarounds in smartphones, with critics saying Wednesday that back doors would create new vulnerabilities that bad guys can exploit.

    Written by Grant Gross30 April 15 07:02