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FBI chief: Lack of legal shield won't halt telecom spy partnerships

Congress so far has refused to immunize companies that may have helped the NSA illegally. FBI director says lack of protection is a "disincentive" but won't kill partnerships.

By March 5, 2008

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FBI director acknowledges more surveillance abuses

Senate told to expect more revelations of past phone and e-mail surveillance abuses stemming from Patriot Act authority beyond what has already been made public.

By March 5, 2008

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Bush administration, tech titans clash on patents

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office continues to attack proposed law that the likes of Microsoft, Google, and HP argue could help knock out patent "trolls." Can a compromise be reached?

By February 5, 2008

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Cheney: Telecoms deserve immunity for NSA aid

With temporary spy law expansion set to expire February 1, the Bush administration is ratcheting up pressure for a broader replacement. Not so fast, say Democratic leaders.

By January 23, 2008

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Homeland Security proposes delayed Real ID rollout

Under final rules for the controversial program, states would have until 2017 to issue requisite driver's licenses to their residents. Privacy and civil liberties advocates still aren't happy.

By January 11, 2008

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Spy law showdown postponed until next year

Senate Democratic leader says more time is needed to finalize proposed legislation that would make telephone and Internet companies immune to lawsuits alleging illicit spy aid to the feds.

By December 17, 2007

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Upcoming Senate vote may shield wiretap collaborators

Politicians clear first hurdle toward approving sweeping legal rewrite that would crush lawsuits alleging illegal cooperation between the government, communications companies.

By December 17, 2007

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Senators want Justice Department to sue P2P pirates

Lawyers representing the Recording Industry Association of America may soon have a powerful new ally in court. A new proposal in Congress would let the U.S. Department of Justice file civil lawsuits against copyright pirates on peer-to-peer networks.

By November 7, 2007

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Identity stolen? Senators want thieves to pay for your troubles

Wide-ranging bill approved by a Senate panel would also impose up to five years behind bars for merely threatening to steal information from a computer with extortion in mind.

By November 1, 2007

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Republican senator: Should taxpayers pay for illegal spying?

Bush wants retroactive immunity for telecommunications companies that may have opened their networks to the feds. But one politician suggests forcing taxpayers to fund any lawsuit damages.

By October 31, 2007