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Posts Tagged ‘Congress’

Cops Ask Congress for Your Text Messages

Cops Ask Congress for Your Text Messages

Law enforcement authorities are asking Congress to mandate that cell phone companies record and store data from Americans’ text messages for at least two years, according to a report on the tech media site CNET. In recent years, the use of cell phone data in criminal cases has increased, and now law enforcement wants cell phone companies to be [...]

SOPA Breaks The Internet

PROTECT-IP is a bill that has been introduced in the Senate and the House and is moving quickly through Congress. It gives the government and corporations the ability to censor the net, in the name of protecting "creativity". The law would let the government or corporations censor entire sites-- they just have to convince a judge that the site is [...]

BREAKING: U.S. Congress clueless, ignorant

BREAKING: U.S. Congress clueless, ignorant

When members of Congress earlier this month considered the Stop Online Piracy Act — better known to anyone who actually hangs out on the Internet as #SOPA — the most notable feature of the debate turned out to be the sheer ignorance of the elected officials discussing it. One after the other, members of the U.S. House of Representatives [...]

Printer malware: Print a malicious document and expose your whole LAN

One of the most mind-blowing presentations at this year's Chaos Communications Congress (28C3) was Ang Cui's Print Me If You Dare, in which he explained how he reverse-engineered the firmware-update process for HPs hundreds of millions of printers. Cui discovered that he could load arbitrary software into any printer by embedding it in a malicious [...]

GoDaddy not only helped write #SOPA they are also exempt from it. Scumbags.

GoDaddy not only helped write #SOPA they are also exempt from it. Scumbags.

You may have heard about the mass exodus of customers from GoDaddy due to their support of SOPA. You may have also heard that GoDaddy no longer supports SOPA. The problem is, only one of those things is true. While GoDaddy no longer publicly supports SOPA, that is just a PR move. They have not withdrawn official support for the bill, let alone [...]

Congress wants to outlaw DUI check-point phone apps

Congress wants to outlaw DUI check-point phone apps

Some U.S. senators don't blame accidents and loss of life on just the alcohol, but also on apps like PhantomALERT, which gives audio warnings to inebriated and buzzed drivers when DUI checkpoints are on their driving route. We write today with grave concern regarding the ease with which downloadable applications for the iPhone, iPad, and other [...]

Ron Paul’s Anti-TSA Legislation

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Senators Don’t Expect Cyber Security Bill to Pass this Year

Senators Don’t Expect Cyber Security Bill to Pass this Year

Much of the critical infrastructures of developed nations like the U.S. depend on computer and network systems to operate and communicate. Hackers from nefarious nations and those who hack for fun can get into some of these critical systems potentially causing a security threat to the country. In an effort to give the president the power to [...]

What happens when you refuse to answer a passport control officer’s questions

What happens when you refuse to answer a passport control officer’s questions

In April, Paul Karl Lukacs landed at San Francisco International Airport after visiting China, and he refused to tell the passport control officer why he was there. He reports what happened on his blog. “Why were you in China?” asked the passport control officer, a woman with the appearance and disposition of a prison matron.“None of [...]