In February, the White House formally asked Congress for $1.8 billion dollars to help combat the Zika virus this summer. Now, the Senate has worked out a bipartisan deal will allocate $1.1 billion in emergency funding.
Earlier today, reports surfaced about an email sent to House of Representatives staffers about ransomware. Gizmodo has obtained the email in full.
The Bald Eagle has long been a national symbol of the United States as the country’s national bird. Now it’s set to be joined by another animal, the North American Bison, which will soon be made the country’s National Mammal.
You probably think the US government needs a warrant if they want to dig through your old emails, texts, and instant messages, right? Well, you’re wrong! That may change soon with the Email Privacy Act, which was just passed in the House by a vote of 419 to 0.
There are some sketchy things in the Terms of Service for the Oculus Rift, and now, a member of Congress is formally asking the company to explain some of the items.
With summer approaching, the risk of a surge in cases of the Zika virus has become a major concern for US officials, and the White House has announced that they would be redirecting money earmarked for Ebola to efforts combatting Zika.
Yesterday, Senators Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein released a draft of what they’re calling the “Compliance with Court Orders Act of 2016.” The so-called “encryption bill” manages to be both breathtakingly ignorant and condescending at the same time.
Yesterday, representatives from Google, GM, Delphi, and Lyft testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation about the future of self-driving vehicles. The senators, bless their hearts, asked all the wrong questions.
In the latest salvo of the ongoing Apple vs FBI salvo, Florida GOP congressman David Jolly has introduced a (doomed) bill banning the federal government from purchasing unpatriotic, terrorist-loving iPhones. Taking this logic to the extreme, here’s a more complete list of products that should be boycotted.
Bipartisanship, baby! Congress finally found something to agree on this Super Tuesday—how slippery the FBI’s stance on encryption is.
Key players in the fight between Apple and the government are testifying at a Congressional hearing today—but the most interesting remarks so far came from a Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), who suggested that the government is trying to exploit a terrorist attack to expand its surveillance programs.
Uh oh. Has ISIS been reading Gizmodo.com for hot tips? Because intelligence leaders are blaming the press for encouraging ISIS and other terrorist organizations to “go dark.”
The White House is asking Congress for $1.8 billion to combat the Zika virus, both within the United States and abroad. This request is a heartening sign that the Obama administration is taking Zika seriously—but don’t worry, it’s not a sign that the US is bracing itself for a local mass outbreak.
If you thought the US government’s ability to spy on its citizens had languished of late, think again.
A new $1.1 trillion budget bill has excluded Republican-backed efforts to block implementation of the FCC’s open internet rules, the Senate Appropriations Committee reported today.
Voting in the House has not changed much since an electronic voting system was first used on January 23, 1973, with the goal of making voting periods shorter.
The Senate just passed a cybersecurity bill that won’t do shit to prevent hacks. What it will do is help the government spy on its citizens.
Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee began safety hearings with a proposed bill to reform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That bill contains a provision which completely outlaws car owners from hacking their own cars. Which a giant mistake.
The National Security Agency’s controversial bulk phone data collection program is winding down with a weird whimper following an especially bilious round of legislative squabbling.