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Lawmakers introduce bill on warrantless GPS tracking

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is trying to make warrants mandatory for tracking suspects with GPS devices.

By March 22, 2013

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Second push in Congress to force patent trolls to pay up

But in an interview with CNET, one of the bill's co-sponsors says that this time the political winds are more likely to favor passage.

By February 27, 2013

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Lawmakers join effort to legalize cell phone unlocking

A day after the Obama administration endorsed an online petition to legalize cell phone unlocking, a senator introduces a bill that would allow consumers to take their handsets to other carriers.

By March 5, 2013

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U.S. representatives take on patent trolls with SHIELD Act

A bipartisan bill in Congress aims to bring in a "loser pays" system for software and hardware patent lawsuits, to protect startups from companies that want to force settlements through the threat of high legal bills.

By August 2, 2012

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Homeland Security's domain seizures worries Congress

In a letter to the U.S. attorney general, Congress members cite concerns about "seizing the domain names of websites whose actions and content are presumed to be lawful, protected speech."

By September 3, 2012

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Pandora's Web radio bill is doomed -- well, for now

If yesterday's hearing on Capitol Hill was any indication, Internet Radio Fairness doesn't have enough Congressional support.

By November 29, 2012

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Geo-privacy bills aim to curb warrantless tracking

Long-awaited measures from Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) intend to set ground rules for monitoring the locations of cars or mobile devices.

By June 15, 2011

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Debate continues over YouTube and Libya attack

Congressional investigation charges that Americans were murdered in a well-planned attack that, contrary to what Obama administration said at the time, had nothing to do with a crude anti-Islam video on YouTube.

By October 12, 2012

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House curbs 'virtual strip searches' at airports

Republican congressman's amendment curbing the use of X-ray and millimeter wave passenger body-scanning is approved, a blow to the TSA's plans for broader use of the controversial technique.

By June 5, 2009

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Supremes to Congress: Bring privacy law into 21st century

commentary The justices have ruled that GPS tracking requires a warrant. Now Congress needs to act to balance privacy and public safety regarding location data.

By January 29, 2012