Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., went to the Senate floor Thursday to call for a vote on his bill to stop a dangerous plan that would make it far easier for the government to hack into Americans’ personal devices on a massive scale.
“This major policy change is going to make it easier for the government to hack into the personal devices of Americans and collect information about them,” Wyden said. “The government could end up damaging not only our personal devices, but the power grid, hospitals and nearly any other system connected to the internet.”
Unless Congress passes Wyden’s Stopping Mass Hacking Act by December 1, the new rules allowing government mass hacking will automatically take effect, the senator said.
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