The pro-encryption bill that Congress is ignoring
Neither chamber of Congress has moved the bill out of the committee stage.
On Apr 29, 2016 by Eric Geller
Pro-encryption lawmakers see ‘Apple vs. FBI’ fight as a chance to educate Congress
'Backdoors are losers.'
On Feb 23, 2016 by Eric Geller
House Democrats accuse FBI of trying to bypass Congress in iPhone unlocking case
The Democrats accused the FBI of attempting 'an end-run around the legislative process.'
On Feb 18, 2016 by Patrick Howell O'Neill
Democratic lawmaker wants to know if DHS is sabotaging plans for Tor exit relays
Are authorities pressuring libraries to stop helping this global anonymity network?
On Dec 11, 2015 by Eric Geller
Major privacy groups push for passage of the End Warrantless Surveillance Act
Both conservative and liberal groups think this is the best way to reign in the NSA.
On May 11, 2015 by Eric Geller
House lawmakers debut new bill to dramatically reform the NSA
Can the End Warrantless Surveillance of Americans Act do just that?
On May 5, 2015 by Eric Geller
‘Aaron’s Law’ is back to fix the ‘worst law in technology’
Will Congress finally update U.S. hacking law?
On Apr 22, 2015 by Kevin Collier
Why is the Internet Association giving an award to a pro-NSA net-neutrality opponent?
This is an odd choice for a group that claims to champion the open Internet.
On Apr 3, 2015 by Eric Geller
Ron Wyden, the Internet’s senator
After two decades in the Senate, privacy hawk Ron Wyden is still going strong.
On Mar 24, 2015 by Eric Geller
Congress votes in first major NSA restrictions
No more backdoors for the NSA?
On Jun 20, 2014 by Kevin Collier
Anti-patent-trolling bill heads to the Senate
Washington moves one step closer to limiting frivolous patent suits.
On Dec 5, 2013 by Joe Kloc
“Aaron’s Law” introduced in Congress to reform computer fraud law
The House and Senate are considering a bill that would fix the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act used to charge activist Aaron Swartz.
On Jun 20, 2013 by Joe Kloc
Donations pour in for hacker who helped expose Steubenville rape culture
Deric Lostutter is being charged under the "Draconian" Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the same law used to bring charges against Aaron Swartz.
On Jun 19, 2013 by Curt Hopkins
Congress wants to let you unlock your cellphone
Congress has finally thought up a bill to make it legal to unlock your cellphone again.
On May 10, 2013 by Kevin Collier