House Votes to Kill Privacy Rules Binding ISPs


The United States House of Representatives on Tuesday approved the Congressional Review Act, undoing privacy restrictions imposed on Internet service providers during the Obama administration. The Senate passed the CRA last week in a 50-48 vote along party lines. The White House has expressed support for the CRA. “This is one time I believe the White House,” remarked John Simpson, privacy project director at Consumer Watchdog. Privacy advocates have fought against the CRA, warning of its dire consequences, but ISPs and businesses support it.

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Amazon's Alexa can clean your house for you

“Hey Alexa — clean my house for me.” Alexa, Amazon’s all-knowing and doing voice assistant can now help you vacuum, thanks to a partnership between the Seattle-based retail giant and iRobot, a maker of consumer robots.

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White House archive cements Obama's legacy as the first social media president

The White House is teaming up with Giphy, MIT, and the Internet Archive to preserve the Obama administration’s social media. Chief among the new offerings is a digital public archive that contains more than 250,000 social media posts.

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Ready for the next @POTUS? White House reveals digital transition plan

As President Obama prepares to leave office in January, the White House has revealed its digital transition plan ahead of the arrival of America’s next Commander-in-Chief.

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Shooting Video With Periscope? How to Learn From Congress' Newbie Mistakes.

When Congressman Scott Peters walked into the House chamber on Wednesday, the California Democrat had no idea that video from his smartphone would soon be seen the world over.

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C-SPAN Resorts to Social Media to Cover Gun Control Sit-In


C-SPAN cameras in the U.S. House were shut off Wednesday morning during a sit-in over gun control legislation, but the cable network soon began broadcasting social media streams from legislators taking part in the event. House Democrats, led by Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., had refused to stop their protest, which demanded a vote on gun control following last week’s terrorist shooting in Orlando. C-SPAN launched in March 1979 to cover proceedings of the federal government. However, the network never has had full control over the cameras.

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Time Warner name will vanish; Charter closes acquisition

Charter Communications is closing on its $67 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. The deals make Charter the second-largest home Internet provider and third-largest video provider in the U.S.

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Apple to Lawmakers: We'll Help but No Backdoors


Apple’s top legal official on Tuesday appeared before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee and reiterated the company’s willingness to help law enforcement on active cases and cooperate on long-term solutions, despite its contentious legal battle with the FBI over the encrypted iPhone used in the San Bernardino terrorist attack. Apple “works daily on an operational level” with law enforcement on a number of cases, General Counsel Bruce Sewell told legislators.

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Apple to again square off against FBI in Congress over encryption

Article Image Apple’s top lawyer is scheduled to appear before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee next week, presumably to offer testimony on the pitfalls of granting law enforcement privileged access to encrypted devices.

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House Judiciary Committee votes unanimously to back law demanding warrants for old emails

Article Image The U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday voted 28 to 0 to approve the Email Privacy Act, a long-delayed bill that would make it tougher for law enforcement agencies to ask tech companies for older communications data.

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White House won't publicly back legislation allowing judges to order decryption – report

Article Image Despite recent comments by President Obama, the White House won’t publicly support upcoming draft legislation that would let judges order companies like Apple to help decrypt their products, a report said on Thursday.

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White House won't publicly back legislation allowing judges to order decryption – report

Article Image Despite recent comments by President Obama, the White House won’t publicly support upcoming draft legislation that would let judges order companies like Apple to help decrypt their products, a report said on Thursday.

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Apple Watch Hermes bands to be sold separately, come in 4 new colors on April 19

Article Image Apple and French fashion house Herm?s on Thursday revealed an upcoming expansion to their collaborative Apple Watch effort, unveiling four new band colors and announcing that each luxury leather accessory will be available for individual purchase later this month.

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Apple Watch Hermes bands to be sold separately, come in 4 new colors on April 19

Article Image Apple and French fashion house Herm?s on Thursday revealed an upcoming expansion to their collaborative Apple Watch effort, unveiling four new band colors and announcing that each luxury leather accessory will be available for individual purchase later this month.

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Demolition firm that tore down the wrong house after Google Maps glitch apologizes for its error

The demolition company that tore down the wrong house in Texas after a Google Maps glitch has apologized for its error.

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Senators Aim to Lay Down the Law on Encryption Cooperation


Lawmakers this week sent to the White House the draft version of a bill that would penalize technology companies if they failed to cooperate on encryption cases, according to Capitol Hill sources. The bill, sponsored by Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., and ranking member Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., would open up tech companies to contempt orders and other penalties if they refused to comply with a law enforcement request involving encrypted communications.

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