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US senator wants feds to investigate Apple over music streaming

Al Franken is particularly concerned about whether Apple has stymied competition in the music-streaming business by controlling its own application marketplace.

By July 23, 2015


Senator Lindsey Graham shows how to smash your phone

Technically Incorrect: After Donald Trump revealed the senator's cell phone number, the phone had to be destroyed. But how to do it properly?

By July 22, 2015


Senate panel approves controversial cybersecurity bill

Despite privacy concerns, committee passes bill that encourages US companies to share information about security breaches with each other and government agencies.

By March 12, 2015


GOP lacks votes to challenge FCC's Net neutrality ruling, senator concedes

Comments suggest a retreat in the fight against reclassifying broadband as a public utility.

By February 24, 2015


Our cars are more hackable than we thought, Senate report finds

An investigation finds that nearly 100 percent of new cars on the market today may be vulnerable to security and privacy violations, and automakers have done little to plug the holes.

By February 9, 2015


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


Bill curbing NSA surveillance programs blocked in Senate

The USA Freedom Act, blocked by the Senate, would have curbed powers granted under the Patriot Act, including bulk collection of Americans' phone records.

By November 18, 2014


Seattle wants the tech scene, but not the division that could come with it

The Emerald City is brewing plenty of startups, thanks in part to tech giants like Microsoft and Amazon. But can it avoid a rift in the community?

By August 17, 2015


Tech and politics clash over protecting your data

A heated debate flares up on Capitol Hill over a proposal to weaken cybersecurity tools for the sake of national security and law enforcement.

By July 8, 2015


Justice Dept., Democratic lawmakers want smaller carriers to get larger slice of spectrum

Lawyers from the Justice Department along with five Democratic senators send letters to the FCC urging it to craft rules that favor smaller players like T-Mobile in next year's spectrum auction.

By June 25, 2015