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Sen. Ron Wyden: Protecting mobile privacy (Q&A)

CNET speaks with Ron Wyden, Democratic senator from Oregon, about his proposal to require police to obtain search warrants before monitoring your whereabouts.

By February 2, 2011

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Orlando gunman posted chilling Facebook messages during attack, senator says

Omar Mateen used the social network during the mass shooting, according to Sen. Ron Johnson's letter asking Facebook to help a senate committee with its inquiry.

By June 16, 2016

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Supreme Court OKs change to expand FBI's hacking powers

The rule change would let the FBI obtain a single warrant to hack into "thousands or millions of computers at once," says Sen. Ron Wyden.

By April 28, 2016

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Senate bill would let FBI read your emails without a court order

The 2017 Intelligence Authorization Act would deal a blow to privacy by making government surveillance easier.

By May 25, 2016

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US senator wants to ban government back doors in phones, PCs

Introduced by Sen. Ron Wyden, the bill is designed to prohibit any government mandate that would require companies to build back doors into their products.

By December 5, 2014

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US spying scandal will 'break the Internet,' says Google's Schmidt

US government surveillance is destroying the digital economy, a roundtable of execs from Google, Microsoft, Facebook and other tech companies tell Sen. Ron Wyden.

By October 8, 2014

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Senator blasts leaks in FTC's Google investigation

Democrat Ron Wyden says it's "wrong" for Federal Trade Commission officials to disclose confidential information about antitrust probes.

By January 9, 2013

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Anti-SOPA, PIPA lawmakers want Internet Bill of Rights

Sen. Ron Wyden and Rep. Darrell Issa say they want a Bill of Rights to protect Web users against censorship and those that would limit their online freedoms.

By June 11, 2012

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Lawmakers unveil sensible alternative to SOPA

commentary Sen. Ron Wyden and Rep. Darrell Issa's draft of the OPEN Act is a welcome relief to other pending legislation that would do dramatic harm to the digital economy.

By December 8, 2011

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SOPA foes ready alternative plan--no Web blocking

Proposal from Sen. Ron Wyden and Rep. Darrell Issa offers a gentler alternative to SOPA. Instead of trying to delete allegedly piratical Web sites, the OPEN Act tries to slice off their funding.

By December 8, 2011