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Head of country's cyber agency resigns

Jul 26, 2011
The Department of Defense doesn't want to talk about why Randy Vickers resigned as director of the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team. US- CERT...
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Flaws in the purposed anti-child pornography bill leave it stalled in Congress

Jul 13, 2011
As the Wall Street Journal puts it, "You might not expect to find many politicians willing to take a stand against something called the "Protecting...
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Companies are not following their own Do-Not-Track policies

Jul 13, 2011
That's according to a recent study from Stanford's Center for Internet and Society. While Congress wrestles with online privacy legislation, the...
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Congress holds privacy hearing

Jul 12, 2011
Reps. Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif.) and Greg Walden (R-Ore.) of the House Energy and Commerce committee start a series of Internet privacy hearings on...
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Washington to consider cramming

Jul 12, 2011
Wednesday, the Senate Commerce Committee will hold a hearing on "cramming," that's when phone companies charge you for things you didn't authorize...
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Eshoo sweating the Gs

Jun 23, 2011
Wednesday, Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) introduced The Next Generation Wireless Disclosure Act which would require carriers to tell consumers more...
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Bono Mack to introduce hacking transparency bill

Jun 14, 2011
In light of all the attacks on corporate sites in recent months, Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R - Calif.) is circulating a draft of bill that would require...
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D-block bill gains momentum after 10 years

Jun 9, 2011
Lawmakers are hoping to make some changes to how emergency responders can communicate before the 10th anniversary of September 11th. Wednesday,...
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Sony and Epsilon to testify

May 31, 2011
The two companies will be on Capitol Hill on Thursday, testifying about the massive hacks to their databases of customer information. They'll be...
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Wyden puts the brakes on the Protect IP Act* again

May 27, 2011
Sen. Patrick Leahy's (D-Vt.) efforts to put the clamp down on websites that peddle counterfeit goods and pirated content just passed through the...
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