#SchumerShutdown was Russian bots' top hashtag, group says

As lawmakers in Washington, D.C. were close to a resolution to reopen the government, President Donald Trump got a boost from Russian bots in his quest to blame the shutdown on Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer.

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House lawmakers demand answers from Apple on throttling older phones

The fallout over Apple’s throttling of older iPhones is continuing as Republican lawmakers sent a letter on Friday to the tech giant demanding answers to more than a dozen questions.

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Drunk droning: New Jersey aims to get tough on sloshed drone pilots

New Jersey lawmakers are going after drone owners who fly their machine while drunk. A bill to punish the behavior may become law next month, a little late for festive drinkers unwrapping their brand new quadcopter this Christmas.

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Facebook, Google, Twitter: How tech giants are involved in the Russia investigation

As congressional lawmakers investigate Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election, they are looking at social media’s function in the spread of misinformation.

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Bill Bolsters Legal Efforts of Wells Fargo Fraud Victims


U.S. lawmakers have introduced legislation to stop Wells Fargo from enforcing arbitration agreements with victims of fraud it perpetrated against them. Sen. Sherrod Brown, the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, and Rep. Brad Sherman, a member of the House Financial Services Committee, introduced the Justice for Victims of Fraud Act of 2016 in their respective chambers. The bill complements an oversight rule prohibiting mandatory arbitration clauses, which the CFPB proposed this spring.

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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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Harvard study says Apple's Tim Cook was right: encryption bans, backdoors wouldn't work

Article Image Efforts by the FBI and certain lawmakers seeking to ban Apple and other U.S. companies from selling products with real encryption will not be effective, note researchers in a study citing 865 encryption products already available in 55 countries–two thirds of which originate outside the U.S.

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Lawmakers want details of hacked digital toy maker VTech's data collection

Lawmakers have requested details from hacked digital toy maker VTech about its child data collection and protection.

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As drones gain popularity, the UK and NASA plan to develop a UAV tracking system

U.K. lawmakers want to track the consumer and commercial use of drones and they’re turning to NASA for help, reports the New York Times.

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US still lags behind ISIS in social media fight, experts warn

New warnings from U.S. officials and lawmakers over tactics used by ISIS online are putting renewed focus on the terror network’s activities.

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Congress wants more control of Special Ops Iron Man suit

Lawmakers today moved to tighten congressional control over U.S. Special Operations Command’s new “Iron Man” battle suit, expressing concerns that program officials are already mishandling the complex effort.

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