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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 Feb. 13, 2014

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U.S. senators: No time to lose on strengthening cybersecurity

Four U.S. senators sound a warning on cybersecurity, comparing our time to the days prior to September 11, 2001--the system is blinking red, and we are failing to connect the dots. Again.

By Mar. 6, 2012

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Senators criticize NSA snooping as unnecessary to US security

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

By Nov. 20, 2013

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Senators call for end to Justice Department's 'secret law'

Obama administration's secret interpretation of the Patriot Act allows it to vacuum up records on all Americans' phone calls. But an earlier effort to fix the law in December failed.

By Jun. 11, 2013

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Senators propose law to go after foreign cybercriminals

After a slew of U.S. companies' Web sites were hacked, a group of bi-partisan senators is looking at getting a new law passed that combats cyber-theft by foreign governments and hackers.

By May. 7, 2013

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Senators to IRS: Don't snoop on taxpayers' private messages

A dozen senators, including Democrats and Republicans, want the IRS to pledge publicly not to snoop on Americans' Twitter and Facebook messages and other correspondence without a warrant.

By Apr. 17, 2013

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Senators aim to extend ban on Internet access tax

The Internet Tax Freedom Act is due to expire in November 2014, but two senators want to extend it indefinitely.

By Jan. 31, 2013

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Senators prepare to vote on Netflix and e-mail privacy

news analysis Privacy laws written during the era of big hair and the black-and-white Macintosh SE are set to be updated. But wouldn't it be better still not to enact technology-specific laws at all?

By Sep. 20, 2012

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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 Sep. 18, 2012

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Schmidt to senators: Google is no Microsoft

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt testifies to a senate subcommittee on antitrust that the search giant learned the lessons from the software giant's tangle with trustbusters a decade ago.

By Sep. 21, 2011