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These Senators Are Not Happy With The NSA’s Collection Of Webcam Images

These Senators Are Not Happy With The NSA’s Collection Of Webcam Images

By Zach Walton February 28, 2014

On Thursday, The Guardian reported that the NSA had given legitimacy to all the conspiracy theorists who cover up the webcams on their laptops with the reveal of Optic Nerve. The program, carried out by both the NSA and Britain’s …

Senators Demand NSA Publish Information Senators Demand NSA Publish Information

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 Ask The NSA To Start Telling The Truth Senators Ask The NSA To Start Telling The Truth
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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 …

Rep. Zoe Lofgren Publishes Revised Aaron's Law Rep. Zoe Lofgren Publishes Revised Aaron's Law

After the suicide of Aaron Swartz in early January, Rep. Zoe Lofgren got to work on an amendment to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to prevent another tragedy like Swartz’ from happening again. That original amendment was submitted to …

Advocacy Groups Urge FCC To Investigate Data Caps Advocacy Groups Urge FCC To Investigate Data Caps
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At CES, Sen. Ron Wyden laid out his tech policy plans for 2013. One of the more prominent plans was to introduce legislation that would prevent ISPs from instituting data caps. Now some advocacy groups have added their voices calling …

Sen. Ron Wyden Calls For Stronger Antitrust Laws Sen. Ron Wyden Calls For Stronger Antitrust Laws
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CES 2012 was overshadowed by the looming threat of SOPA. At the time, Congressmen Ron Wyden and Darrell Issa met with the tech industry to drum up support for their SOPA alternative – OPEN. SOPA eventually was declared officially dead …

Are Bandwidth Caps Really Necessary? Are Bandwidth Caps Really Necessary?
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Some of the major ISPs in the U.S. implement bandwidth caps in the name of controlling network congestion, but most caps are just a backhanded way of making more money. One senator is targeting the practice to bring better Internet …

Rep. Lofgren Introduces Pro-Internet Legislation Rep. Lofgren Introduces Pro-Internet Legislation
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The Internet is constantly under attack from those who would seek to control it. This year alone, we have seen numerous attempts to regulate the Internet in the name of safety, security, preventing terrorism or just because outdated businesses can’t …

CES 2012: Issa, Wyden Blasting SOPA, Promoting OPEN CES 2012: Issa, Wyden Blasting SOPA, Promoting OPEN

Two congressmen are at CES proclaiming the good news of OPEN and the evils of SOPA. PCMag is reporting that Rep. Darrell Issa and Sen. Ron Wyden, co-sponsors of the OPEN Act, are at CES talking about SOPA and how …

SOPA Update: Introducing OPEN and Twitter Reaction SOPA Update: Introducing OPEN and Twitter Reaction
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No, the SOPA battles have not gone away, in fact, in the houses of the United States government, they are still going strong, something the newly-launched OPEN Act counterpoint demonstrates quite clearly. Drafted by SOPA/PIPA opponents Senator Ron Wyden and …

Mozilla Renews Call Against SOPA/PIPA Mozilla Renews Call Against SOPA/PIPA
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As tech companies continue to distance themselves from the Senate’s attempts to govern the Internet with the SOPA debacle, Mozilla offers us a reminder that the Stop Online Piracy Act is not the only piece of legislation that’s currently threatening …