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Tinder bolsters its security to ward off hacks and blackmail

This week, Tinder responded to a letter from Oregon Senator Ron Wyden calling for the company to seal up security loopholes in its app that could lead to blackmail and other privacy incursions. In a l

Senator warns Facebook better shape up or get ‘broken up’

In the run-up to Mark Zuckerberg’s first appearance before Congress, Oregon Senator Ron Wyden issued a warning to the company about what it can expect from lawmakers if it doesn’t radicall

Senator calls on Tinder to fix a security flaw that lets randos snoop through your dates

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden is nervous about Tinder. He may not be swiping on the service this Valentine’s Day, but with a new letter demanding that Tinder resolve some security issues, Wyden is lo

Voting machine makers explain what they do (and don’t do) to make sure no one hacks the vote

As the House and Senate continue to examine the wave of disinformation around the 2016 presidential election, concerns around the security of voting systems examine something even more germane to the

Bipartisan bill seeks to reform a law that allows spy agencies to surveil US citizens

On Tuesday, a bipartisan group in Congress proposed legislation to rein in a controversial loophole in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) that provisions U.S. spy agencies with a legal l

Senator calls on voting machine makers to detail how they’ll prevent hacks

One of the Senate's main cybersecurity proponents wants assurances that voting systems in the U.S. are ready for their next major threat -- and he's going straight to the hardware makers to get it. O

Border agents can’t lawfully search data stored in the cloud

Storing dating in the cloud isn't always the safest means of locking it down, but avoiding local storage could benefit anyone concerned for their privacy while crossing U.S. borders. In a letter addre

Senators warn FCC that it better be ready for Wednesday’s net neutrality Day of Action

In a new letter addressed to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, Oregon Senator Ron Wyden and Hawaii’s Brian Schatz asked the commission to confirm that it won’t be caught flat-footed during Wednesday&

New bipartisan bill seeks to stop warrantless device searches at US borders

After signaling in late February that such legislation was on the way, a bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced a bill that aims to protect the digital privacy of American citizens at U.S. borde

Privacy hawks in Congress call on Homeland Security to warn Americans of SS7 hacking threat

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden and California Representative Ted Lieu are pressing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on a mobile network vulnerability that they consider to be a systemic digital thr

Legislation to stop U.S. border agents from demanding passwords and logins is on the way

Privacy advocates aren't happy with proposals for enhanced digital prying at U.S. borders, and now that issue could be taken up in the Senate. In a letter to Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, Or

Sen. Wyden presses for more answers as FBI responds to questions about its new FOIA system

In the face of criticism around its new FOIA process, the FBI moved to clarify some questions surrounding the online portal that will replace its existing process starting March 1. The FOIA changes, i

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

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

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 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.

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

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 go