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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...
Posted In: COICA, Congress, leahy, Senate, wyden

More privacy hearings in Washington

May 17, 2011
Sounding like a broken record here, I know. Last week it was a Senate Judiciary subcommittee holding hearings on what Apple and Google were doing...
Posted In: apple, Congress, Facebook, Google, privacy, Senate

Do Not Track Kids bill

May 6, 2011
Reps. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and Joe Barton (R-Texas) are releasing a draft bill today called the Do Not Track Kids Act of 2011. From The Hill: ...
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California advances Do Not Track

May 5, 2011
While Congress hems and haws about privacy legislation, California is moving forward on a bill that would be, if passed, the first Do Not Track...
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Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) sends a letter to China

May 5, 2011
Durbin sent the letter to Baidu - China's big search engine. The Senator is concerned about Baidu's censorship of search results and a possible...
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Markey and Barton turn their focus to third party app developers

Apr 29, 2011
The Congressmen released responses from the big telecoms yesterday in which the carriers explained their consumer data collection practices. All...
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Your computer is watching you too

Apr 27, 2011
It's not just your phones. Today, the Wall Street Journal reports "Apple gathers information from some Apple Macintosh computers connected to Wi-Fi...
Posted In: apple, Congress, Google, mac, privacy

Online security plan announcement today

Apr 15, 2011
Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt and Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) will hold an announcement...
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