Anonymous Says They Leaked 2,000 Congressional Email Passwords

The rascals over at Anonymous are still pretty upset over the recent revelations about the NSA spying on seemingly everyone so they're acting out in the only way they know how: hacking. Specifically, releasing the supposed email accounts—and passwords—of seemingly everybody on Capitol Hill. » 7/18/13 1:55pm 7/18/13 1:55pm

The US Senate Just Passed That Internet Sales Tax Bill

That massive online sales tax hike that senators were pushing through? Yeah, it's looking more and more likely. The US senate just held a final vote on the Internet Sales tax issue and it passed 69-27, getting support from both Democrats and Republicans. » 5/06/13 8:40pm 5/06/13 8:40pm

Will Someone Please Teach Chuck Grassley How to Put His iPhone on…

Official Worst Tweeter Chuck Grassley today further proved his technological ineptitude, when in the middle of his own speech on the senate floor, the senator's iPhone began to ring, interrupting his discussion of some unspecified "standards." » 6/06/12 8:40pm 6/06/12 8:40pm

Facebook Tells Users Not to Give Passwords to Employers As Senate…

Facebook's chief privacy officer Erin Egan has sent a warning to social network's users: never give your password to your employer. It's wrong and it's illegal for them to ask you. In fact, the US Senate is working on a bill to specifically ban this despicable tactic. » 3/23/12 10:19am 3/23/12 10:19am

Is the Senate Trying to Sneak In a New SOPA Bill?

After the Internet bandied up together and killed SOPA, you'd think the government would be a little weary of introducing SOPA-like bills less the Internet start a revolution and start calling out dumb politicians. Guess not though because it looks like Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid still wants to censor the… » 2/12/12 2:00pm 2/12/12 2:00pm

Surprise! Senators with Huge Campaign Contributions from Media Support …

It's an old cliché in politics to "follow the money." Unfortunately, it's almost always true when it comes to the support of controversial bills. In fact, all you need is $100k per senator to buy support for PIPA, the Senates version of SOPA. » 1/18/12 8:02pm 1/18/12 8:02pm

Senator Franken Continues Taking Names in Carrier IQ Inquest—Ass…

As head of the Senate's privacy panel, Senator Al Franken has spearheaded the investigation into Carrier IQ's potential violations of multiple federal statutes. Now, he's requested AT&T, Sprint, HTC, and Samsung explain themselves as to what data, exactly, they've gathered using the program. They've until December 14th… » 12/06/11 3:40am 12/06/11 3:40am

Senators Introduce A Bill To Ensure You Get Every Last 'G' Out Of Your…

4G has become more of an advertising buzzword for wireless providers than an indication of their network's actual speed. So Democratic senators Richard Blumenthal, Amy Klobuchar, and Al Franken have introduced a new bill that will force providers to be more honest about what kind of 4G performance subscribers will… » 10/12/11 7:40pm 10/12/11 7:40pm