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Senator Wyden Hammers T-Mobile For Empty Promises on Sale of Cell Phone Location Data

The Senator expressed “disappointment” and “disbelief” at CEO John Legere’s unfulfilled promise to end the sale of geolocation data to “shady middlemen.”
Karl Bode

Senators Call on FCC To Investigate T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint Selling Location Data to Bounty Hunters

After Motherboard’s article, Senators Kamala Harris, Mark Warner, and Ron Wyden are coming out against telcos who are selling their customers' location data.
Joseph Cox

Sen. Ron Wyden Introduces Bill That Would Send CEOs to Jail for Violating Consumer Privacy

The 'Consumer Data Protection Act' is a bill that would comprehensively overhaul internet privacy protections.
Karl Bode
Internet Insecurity

Your Tinder Swiping Sessions Are More Secure Than Ever

Tinder is now encrypting images and has made it harder to figure out who you’re matching with, and who you’re swiping left and right on.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
trickle down

Cops Can Find the Location of Any Phone in the Country in Seconds, and a Senator Wants to Know Why

Here are the letters Senator Ron Wyden sent to mobile carriers and the FCC demanding answers and action on the recently highlighted law enforcement service to easily track phones across the country.
Joseph Cox
surveillance state

The Senate Just Voted to Expand the Warrantless Surveillance of US Citizens

Once Trump signs the bill into law, US intelligence agencies will be able to spy on the electronic communications of Americans with an overseas contact without a warrant.
Daniel Oberhaus
surveillance state

5 Senators Are Filibustering an Attempt to Expand Warrantless Surveillance of Americans

3 Democrats and 2 Republicans are filibustering the Senate vote on the reauthorization of FISA Section 702.
Daniel Oberhaus

Internet Activists Urge Congress to Fire Trump's FCC Chief Ajit Pai

Democratic senators are showing a remarkable display of opposition.
Sam Gustin
Internet Insecurity

Senator Asks DHS To Enable Email Security Feature to Prevent Phishing

Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden continues his crusade to get US government agencies to adopt basic cybersecurity hygiene.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
encrypt all the things

The Pentagon Says It Will Start Encrypting Soldiers' Emails Next Year

Basic decade-old encryption technology is finally coming to Pentagon email servers next year.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai

The Pentagon Still Doesn’t Encrypt Its Emails

And Democratic Senator Ron Wyden wants to know why not.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai

AT&T-Time Warner Deal Could Be a Net Neutrality Nightmare, Senator Warns

An influential US senator says the merger could lead to “zero-rating” abuses.
Sam Gustin