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26 Senators Demand NSA Release Information About Its Spy Programs

Early this month, it was revealed that the NSA collects mountains of phone and Internet data on American citizens. Some members of government defend the program, while others have been creating legislation to reign it in. Now a group of Senators are taking it a step further. The Hill reports that 26 senators led by Sen. Ron Wyden have demanded …

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Senators Ask The NSA To Start Telling The Truth

The NSA has been on the defensive ever since Edward Snowden revealed its massive spying programs in a series of leaks earlier this month. The agency has been called into Congress for multiple hearings to defend the programs and to reassure Americans that they’re not being spied on. Even after multiple assurances, some senators still aren’t buying it. Sens. Ron …

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FCC Chairman Nominee Supports Cell Phone Unlocking

Tom Wheeler, the man President Obama has nominated to be the next FCC chairman, has something in common with a lot of Americans. He believes that they have the right to unlock their cell phones after a two-year contract is fulfilled. During a nomination hearing with the Senate Commerce Committee earlier this week, Wheeler said he fully supports the ability …

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House Lawmakers Want To Stop The NSA’s ‘Incidental Data’ Collection

One of the worst things about the recently leaked NSA spy programs is what the agency calls “incidental data.” In short, it’s data on innocent Americans that gets picked up alongside data on non-Americans. The agency claims it can’t look at it, but the mere fact that they have this information has Americans and lawmakers concerned. The Hill reports that …

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House Lawmakers Introduce The We Are Watching You Act

In NSA America, TV watches you. Thankfully, that scenario hasn’t happened yet, but two lawmakers are working on legislation to make sure there are strict regulations in place when it does. The Hill reports that Reps. Michael Capuano and Walter Jones have just introduced the We Are Watching You Act to the House. Despite its foreboding name, the proposed law …

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Sen. Jeff Merkley Wants To Make The NSA More Transparent

The NSA has become the talk of the town in Washington after The Guardian leaked a number of documents revealing the extent of the agency’s spy programs. President Obama and a number of senators have voiced their support for the program, but others are wanting to inject some transparency into the NSA’s data request process. The Hill reports that Sen. …

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IRS Star Trek Parody Video Is Hilariously Awful

An IRS Star Trek parody video has prompted a formal apology from everybody’s favorite government agency. Faris Fink, an IRS executive who appears in the video as Mr. Spock, apologized for the video and for some of the IRS’s other excessive spending habits in a hearing on Capitol Hill today. The video was produced for an IRS training conference in …

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Wireless Carriers Back Worthless Cellphone Unlocking Bill

Should you be able to unlock your cellphone? Wireless carriers used to not think so, but now the industry’s lobbying group seems to be fine with it as long as the bill is worthless. The Hill reports that the wireless industry group CTIA has indicated that it will support a cellphone unlocking bill during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on …

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House To Hold Hearing On Worthless Cellphone Unlocking Bill Next Week

Pretty much everybody in Washington agrees with the common man – you should be able to unlock your cellphone without fear of repercussion. Where we tend to disagree is how to go about doing this. Unfortunately, the House has decided to hold a hearing on a cellphone unlocking bill that does absolutely nothing to fix the problem. The Hill reports …

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Michele Bachmann Retiring from Congress, Announces Via YouTube

Minnesota Republican Michele Bachmann will not seek a fifth term in Congress representing the state’s 6th district, as she made an official announcement in YouTube video. “After a great deal of thought and deliberation, I have decided next year, I will not seek a fifth congressional term to represent the wonderful people of the 6th district of Minnesota. After serious …

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Apple’s Tim Cook Tells Congress The Tax Code Is Outdated

You may recall that Apple was on tap to testify at a Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations hearing yesterday regarding accusations that it dodges taxes. As expected, Apple CEO Tim Cook denied the accusations. He did offer up his idea for tax reform while he was there though. During the hearing, Cook slammed the current U.S. tax code for not …

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Michelle Bachman Tries Out Google Glass

Now that Google’s latest experiment has caught the eye of congress and privacy advocates, many Google Glass fans are wary that the devices may be over-regulated before they even appear on the market. The congressional privacy caucus even sent an open letter to Google CEO Larry Page this week, asking for clarification and details on Google’s Glass privacy policies. While …

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