Congress Rushes to Pass Spending Bill Packed With Disastrous Global Surveillance Measures

Once again, the US government is facing a possible shutdown, and the House is hoping to pass a 2,000-page spending bill on Thursday that’s only been released for a few hours to avoid it. As we warned last week, an ill-considered piece of legislation has been thrown in that makes the NSA’s limitless wiretapping look…

Lawmakers Demand to Know More About Equifax's Plan to Assist Victims of Humongous Breach

House Democrats and Republicans have found common ground in their joint effort to uncover precisely what Equifax knew prior to revealing an incredible data breach last month. That effort continued on Wednesday as lawmakers sought to learn more about what the embattled credit agency is doing to aid the roughly 145…

Congressman Asks Homeland Security to Rectify Equifax's $7 Million Dollar IRS Contract

If you’ve spent any time in front of C-SPAN this week, you’ve probably seen Congress repeatedly taking Equifax’s former CEO out to the woodshed. It’s been quite the shellacking. And it almost seemed as if we’d finally reached a breaking point. America wasn’t going to put up with companies recklessly handling our…

Twitter, Google, Facebook Called to Testify Before Congress Over Russian Campaign Ads

The House and Senate Intelligence Committees have asked executives from major tech companies to appear in open hearings tied to the committees’ Russia investigations. The requests follow a week in which Facebook, Google, and Twitter have faced intense scrutiny over foreign ad campaigns that sought to influence…

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