Ron Wyden

  • Senators introduce bill to block controversial change to government hacking rule

    Senators introduce bill to block controversial change to government hacking rule

    When the U.S. Supreme Court authorized changes to Rule 41 that would expand the government’s hacking authority, Senator Ron Wyden immediately indicated that he would try to block the ruling. Now, Wyden and several other senators have introduced legislation to counter the Rule 41 changes and limit the hacking power extended to the government. In the past, Rule 41 has restricted… Read More

  • Pressure In Congress Grows For GPS Tracking Reform After Supreme Court Passes On Cell Phone Case

    Pressure In Congress Grows For GPS Tracking Reform After Supreme Court Passes On Cell Phone Case

    Senators and House representatives this week are calling on Congress to act on bills that would limit location tracking and phone surveillance after the Supreme Court decided not to hear a cell phone case earlier this week. The justices on Monday declined to review a federal court’s decision from earlier this year that police do not need a warrant to seize and search cell phone records… Read More

  • Meet The New Comprehensive NSA Reform Package That Could Actually Pass

    Meet The New Comprehensive NSA Reform Package That Could Actually Pass

    With growing animosity toward the government’s massive spying programs, some reform is going to pass. Yesterday, a bi-partisan group of senior members of Congress unveiled a package that combines the most promising proposals to the National Security Agency’s phone and Internet dragnet. Read More

  • Verizon Wireless joins the act to ax taxes


    Following last week’s announcement by Oregon Senator Ron Wyden, that he wants to end unfair taxes on wireless products and services, Verizon Wireless issued a statement “applauding” the senators work. And sounding like a-know-it-all. Steve Zipperstein, vice president and general counsel at Verizon Wireless, said in a statement: “Verizon Wireless has always said… Read More

  • Senators fight to end unfair wireless taxes


    Oregon Senator Ron Wyden has taken up the crusade of cutting the taxes we pay on wireless phones and services, according to a press release issued by the Senator, the average U.S. tax rate for most goods is about 7% but after combining state, local and federal taxes on cell phones and service the average rate more than doubles. That’s more than taxes on tobacco and alcohol, Senator… Read More