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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DJI-Apple partnership leads to Phantom 4 drone training sessions inside Apple Stores

Article Image To prepare for the upcoming launch of the Phantom 4 flying camera drone, representatives from DJI have visited select Apple retail stores and given hands-on training sessions to the company’s employees.

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Apple lead attorney Bruce Sewell to testify before US Congress on encryption debate March 1

Article Image The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on encryption next Tuesday, and Apple’s top attorney, Bruce Sewell, will be in the nation’s capital for the discussion.

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US Congress, corporations get behind Email Privacy Act to shield online communications from searches

Article Image A proposed bill before the U.S. House of Representatives, the Email Privacy Act, would overhaul 1986’s Electronic Communication Privacy Act and require that law enforcement obtain a search warrant before reading online correspondence.

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House overwhelmingly passes USA Freedom Act to curtail NSA data collection

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The House of Representatives passed a law reforming some of the NSA’s bulk data collection practices, but critics charge that the changes don’t go nearly far enough.

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House Passes Cybersecurity Bills Despite Privacy Fears


Two cybersecurity bills approved this week by the U.S. House of Representatives pose a threat to citizens’ privacy, according to opponents of the measures. Both bills, H.R. 1560 and H.R. 1731, aim to improve sharing of cybersecurity information between businesses and government agencies. “‘Information sharing’ is a misnomer,” said Gabriel Rottman, legislative counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union. “Really, what we’re talking about is creating new exceptions to existing privacy law,” he said.

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Raider and Valor helicopters take spotlight at AUSA conference

Representatives from the U.S. Army, both active duty and retired, are converging on the nation’s capital this week for briefings, award ceremonies, and the opportunity to window shop the latest and greatest in land warfare tech.

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Aereo claims cable company status, wants to restart operations

Attempting to reclassify the company as a cable operator, Aereo representatives are claiming that the Supreme Court ruling has given the company the right to pursue licensing related to rebroadcasting content. 

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