On the heels of proposed California legislation, federal lawmakers also get on board with a bill requiring security features on all cell phones.
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.
Lawmakers say the NSA could have used less-intrusive methods to gather data.
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.
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.
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.
The Internet Tax Freedom Act is due to expire in November 2014, but two senators want to extend it indefinitely.
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?
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."
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.