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NEWS ALERT: Senate blocks USA PATRIOT Act reauthorization

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A Friday night 57-42 vote in the Senate before the Memorial Day weekend fell short of the 60 votes needed to reauthorize Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act.

Senate gears up for Saturday USA Freedom Act vote; House breaks for recess

Senate gears up for Saturday USA Freedom Act vote; House breaks for recess

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The USA Freedom Act's fate will soon be decided with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announcing on Thursday that the Senate will convene for a rare Saturday vote on the bill.

Letter urges McConnell, Senate leaders to let sun set on Section 215

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In a brief, to-the-point letter, a wide mix of organizations asked Senate leaders to abandon attempts to extend Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act.

Google, Apple and others urge Obama to reinforce default encryption standards

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Dozens of other companies, civil society groups and security and policy experts, sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Tuesday stressing the importance of rejecting legislation requiring backdoors into new technology.

Sen. Vitter introduces Student Privacy Protection Act

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Another bill aimed at protecting students' privacy has been presented to Congress.

After House vote, USA Freedom Act moves to Senate

After House vote, USA Freedom Act moves to Senate

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The USA Freedom Act was passed by the House Wednesday but critics call for strengthening of bill in the Senate.

U.K. updates cybercrime law allowing for life in prison sentence

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Both the U.K. and Nigeria toughened their legal stances on cybercrime this month with Nigeria even allowing for the death sentence.

NEWS ALERT: House of Representatives passes USA Freedom Act

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The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the USA Freedom Act today with 338 Representatives voting in favor of the bill and only 88 against it

Washington state passes law requiring warrant for 'stingray' use

Washington state passes law requiring warrant for 'stingray' use

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While Congress ramps up for its discussions and vote on the USA Freedom Act, Washington state has taken privacy into its own hands through legislation requiring a warrant to use the devices.

White House urges Congress to pass USA Freedom Act

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The bill, which aims to end NSA's bulk collection of Americans' phone data, recently passed a House committee.

Russia and China form cyber alliance

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Russia and Chiana have agreed to join forces stop not hack each other as well as to fight cyber attacks as well.

Appeals court rules NSA collection of phone metadata illegal

Appeals court rules NSA collection of phone metadata illegal

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A New York federal appeals court found the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records illegal, but a separate ruling this week set privacy rules back with the approval of law enforcement's collection of warrantless phone location data.

Va. ACLU sues Fairfax police dept. for storing data from ALPR

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ACLU has sued a Virginia police department for collecting an LPR database on vehicles belonging to people not under investigation.

EC Digital Single Market Strategy takes aim at geo-blocking, copyright restrictions

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The European Commission has adopted a new 16-initiative strategy that would make it easier for consumers to access digital services and goods.

Harry Reid attempts to block trade vote until FISA is discussed

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The Senate will likely vote on a trade bill over the expiring Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

Lower house of French Parliament approves surveillance bill

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The lower house of the French Parliament has approved a controversial intelligence bill that could broaden the government's surveillance powers.

USA Freedom Act passes House Judiciary Committee

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The House Judiciary Committee approved the "USA Freedom Act," effectively setting the bill up to be voted on in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act introduced in House

Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act introduced in House

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The bill was introduced Wednesday with some revisions that would improve transparency regarding how student information is shared, used or sold.

Illinois data breach law expands definition of PII, passes state Senate

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Illinois is looking to pass legislation to notify residents of "consumer market information" breaches.

Tech giants, Chamber of Commerce back Judicial Redress Act

Tech giants, Chamber of Commerce back Judicial Redress Act

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The legislation aims to improve trust when law enforcement information is shared between the U.S. and EU.

Voter poll: 40 percent say attack prevention should be Congress' top tech priority

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Also in the poll, 19 percent of voters said that lawmakers should focus on data security standards.

Extend surveillance, says Sen. Mitch McConnell

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced a bill that would grant intelligence agencies authority under the USA PATRIOT Act to continue mass surveillance until 2020

'Aaron's Law' returns to Congress

'Aaron's Law' returns to Congress

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Proposed legislation would rein in the CFAA to avoid overzealous prosecution.

House panel gives go-ahead to cyber bill

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Following years of wrangling in Congress and a slew of headline-grabbing breaches, the House gave the go-ahead to a cybersecurity bill.

Cybersecurity bills move forward on Capitol Hill

Cybersecurity bills move forward on Capitol Hill

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A flurry of legislative activity on Capitol Hill hints that Congress may be shaking off its inertia and there may be some long-awaited forward movement on key issues.

China suspends tech requirements that drew global concern

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Chinese regulators have suspended rules that heavily policed foreign technology, after backlash from its own banks.

Revenge porn site operator Bollaert sentenced to 18 years

Revenge porn site operator Bollaert sentenced to 18 years

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Kevin Bollaert, 28, operated the now-infamous revenge porn sites U Got Posted and Change My Reputation.

Virginia passes digital identity law

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The law ushers in technical and data standards for verifying individuals' identities during digital or online transactions.

Facebook tracks internet users without consent, breaking EU law

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New research from the EU suggests that Facebook is tracking internet users' web browsing habits, even if they've opted out of the feature or haven't registered with the social media site.

British court dismisses Google appeal

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A British court has dismissed Google's appeal to prevent consumers from being able to sue the company over its alleged tracking of Safari users.

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