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  • US privacy board defends conclusion that foreign surveillance is legal

    A U.S. National Security Agency surveillance program targeting foreign terrorism suspects does what Congress intended it to do, members of a government privacy oversight board said Wednesday, defending their report that finds the spying legal and effective.

    Written by Grant Gross03 July 14 03:04
  • FBI, CIA can query US communications collected by NSA

    The FBI and CIA can also query the content of U.S. residents' electronic communications that the National Security Agency inadvertently collects when targeting foreign terrorism suspects, an intelligence official said.

    Written by Grant Gross02 July 14 06:31
  • House approves effort to limit NSA searches of US data

    The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to limit the National Security Agency's ability to search U.S. records, after a similar provision was stripped out of a bill intended to rein in the agency.

    Written by Grant Gross20 June 14 13:17
  • House panel investigating FTC data breach enforcement

    A U.S. House of Representatives committee has reportedly launched an investigation into the Federal Trade Commission's use of information from a peer-to-peer security vendor to bring a data breach complaint against a medical testing laboratory.

    Written by Grant Gross31 May 14 07:11
  • Bill would prohibit FCC from reclassifying broadband as utility

    A U.S. lawmaker has introduced legislation that would prohibit the Federal Communications Commission from reclassifying broadband as a common-carrier utility, a move many net neutrality advocates have called for.

    Written by Grant Gross30 May 14 06:13
  • 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
  • US lawmakers praise hacking charges against Chinese military

    U.S. Department of Justice computer hacking charges against five suspected members of the Chinese army should send a message that the U.S. government is fed up with state-sponsored cyberattacks, some lawmakers said Wednesday.

    Written by Grant Gross22 May 14 03:40
  • Lawmakers to FCC: stop mulling net neutrality reclassification

    Republican legislators don't even want the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to think about reclassifying broadband as a utility -- a route the regulator could take in order to reinstate net neutrality rules.

    Written by Grant Gross21 May 14 05:49
  • FCC pressured to regulate broadband in net neutrality spat

    Critics who say a new U.S. Federal Communications Commission proposal to restore net neutrality rules is too weak are increasing pressure on the agency to reclassify broadband as a regulated, common-carrier service like the traditional telephone network.

    Written by Grant Gross01 May 14 04:27
  • Lawmakers push US attorney general for NSA surveillance changes

    Several U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday urged the nation's attorney general to curtail the National Security Agency's collection of overseas electronic communications, saying President Barack Obama's promise to revamp a surveillance program focused on U.S. telephone records didn't go far enough.

    Written by Grant Gross09 April 14 04:15
  • US plan to end ICANN oversight could lead to 'Net censorship, lawmakers say

    A U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration plan to end its formal relationship with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers could open the door to Internet censorship by China, Russia or Iran, some U.S. lawmakers said.

    Written by Grant Gross03 April 14 05:21
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