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Cory Bennett reports: The bipartisan co-sponsors of a major cybersecurity bill reached a preliminary deal on amendments that could help speed the measure through the Senate before August recess. Sens. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the top two lawmakers on the Senate Intelligence Committee, are backing the Cybersecurity [Read More…]

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 August 3, 2015  Govt, Surveillance, U.S. No Responses »

Erin Kelly reports: Members of Congress are increasingly trying to rein in a secretive federal law enforcement program that uses devices known as Stingrays to capture cellphone data from unsuspecting Americans. “They are spying on law-abiding citizens as we speak,” said Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., who recently won House approval of a measure [Read More…]

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 August 3, 2015  Surveillance, U.S. No Responses »

From EFF: San Francisco – Responding to a troubling rise in law enforcement’s use of high-tech surveillance devices that are often hidden from the communities where they’re used, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today launched the Street-Level Surveillance Project (SLS), a Web portal loaded with comprehensive, easy-to-access information on police spying [Read More…]

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Dennis Fisher reports: A major information-sharing bill that’s in the Senate right now would allow private organizations to share threat data with any government agency, something that the Department of Homeland Security says could have severe privacy implications and cause confusion and inefficiencies inside the federal government. The bill, known [Read More…]