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Senators ask feds to probe Facebook log-in requests

Democrats Richard Blumenthal and Charles Schumer ask Justice Department to investigate whether requesting job applicants' social network passwords is a violation of federal law.

By March 25, 2012


Senator slams Sony's response to security breach

Sen. Richard Blumenthal calls Sony's response its massive PlayStation Network security breach "unconscionable and unacceptable," according to a New York Times report.

By May 3, 2011


Conn. AG wants Google's Wi-Fi Street View data

Richard Blumenthal, the outgoing attorney general in Connecticut, has demanded that Google turn over the Wi-Fi data it collected in its Street View project.

By December 10, 2010


Connecticut AG investigating Apple, Amazon e-book deals

In a statement Connecticut's Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said his office is investigating whether e-book deals among Amazon.com and Apple and major book publishers are anticompetitive.

By August 2, 2010


Connecticut heads up 30-state Google Wi-Fi probe

Attorney General Richard Blumenthal will lead an investigation into Google's Wi-Fi spying scandal, which continues to create legal headaches for the company.

By June 21, 2010


Senators criticize NSA snooping as unnecessary to US security

Lawmakers say the NSA could have used less-intrusive methods to gather data.

By November 20, 2013


Senators propose smartphone antitheft 'kill switch' bill

On the heels of proposed California legislation, federal lawmakers also get on board with a bill requiring security features on all cell phones.

By February 13, 2014


Democratic senators call for 'cybersecurity' executive order

This summer's partisan sparring that derailed a federal cybersecurity law has resumed, with Democrats proposing an executive order and Republicans saying it would levy "more mandates and regulations."

By September 18, 2012


Congress unveils bill to limit NSA's powers

A bipartisan group of senators introduces a bill that would prohibit the bulk collection of e-mail and phone records of US citizens.

By September 26, 2013


Amid political pressure, FCC to propose Net neutrality fix

The FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says he has a plan to re-instate the agency's Open Internet rules, which the public will hear about in more detail in the "coming days."

By February 11, 2014