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  • 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
  • US lawmakers to Europe: Don't break up Google

    U.S. lawmakers want their counterparts in the European Parliament to back away from a resolution that would split up Google by separating search engines from other online services.

    Written by Grant Gross27 Nov. 14 02:59
  • Groups pressure US lawmakers with NSA surveillance scorecard

    U.S. lawmakers got a report card on Friday: they've been graded by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and other groups on whether they are effectively reining in the National Security Agency's surveillance programs.

    Written by Grant Gross28 June 14 04:37
  • 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 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
  • Mobile phone unlocking bill loses supporters

    Some former supporters of a mobile phone unlocking bill in the U.S. Congress have withdrawn their support for the legislation because of a new provision added to it as it heads to the House of Representatives floor for a vote.

    Written by Grant Gross25 Feb. 14 19:26
  • US Democratic lawmakers look to restore net neutrality

    A group of Democratic lawmakers have introduced a bill in both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives to restore net neutrality rules at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.

    Written by Grant Gross03 Feb. 14 21:12
  • 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
  • Tech firms push for NSA surveillance transparency bills

    The U.S. Congress must act quickly on legislation that would make electronic data collection efforts by the U.S. National Security Agency more public, a group of tech firms, civil liberties groups and other organizations said Monday.

    Written by Grant Gross30 Sept. 13 19:23
  • Aaron's Law would revamp computer fraud penalties

    Two U.S. lawmakers have introduced a bill that would prevent the Department of Justice from prosecuting people for violating terms of service for Web-based products, website notices or employment agreements under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA).

    Written by Grant Gross20 June 13 20:13
  • US lawmakers want Internet freedom task force

    New legislation in the U.S. Congress would establish a government task force to monitor domestic and overseas policy proposals that could threaten Internet freedom.

    Written by Grant Gross05 March 13 20:35
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