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  • 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

  • NSA Experimented With Cell Phone Location Tracking Program

    NSA Experimented With Cell Phone Location Tracking Program

    The National Security Agency experimented with a cell phone location tracking program in 2010, but eventually shelved the idea. Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, declassified the program during a senate testimony today on Capitol Hill. “In 2010 and 2011 N.S.A. received samples in order to test the ability of its systems to handle the data format, but that data was not… Read More