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EARN IT Act gets no changes to encryption language in Senate committee

by Tonya Riley • 5 months ago

The bill would remove legal liability immunity from tech platforms found in violation of laws regarding child sexual abuse materials. But civil society groups see a dangerous potential side effect.

Senate fails to amend cryptocurrency reporting requirements, moving fight to the House

by Tonya Riley • 11 months ago

Critics say the reporting requirements in the infrastructure bill are overly broad and could hurt industry and privacy.

Senate fails to confirm new CISA director before two-week break, drawing criticism

by Tonya Riley • 1 year ago

The Senate could break for recess without confirming Jen Easterly as CISA director. The agency has lacked a permanent director since November.

Biden cyber nominees Easterly, Inglis describe ransomware as urgent national security threat

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 year ago

Americans got their closest look yet of how Chris Inglis and Jen Easterly would approach major cybersecurity issues.

Shoddy US government review of Chinese telcos endangered national security, Senate panel finds

by Shannon Vavra • 2 years ago

The U.S. government’s process for reviewing cybersecurity risks of Chinese telecommunications companies operating in the U.S. has “endangered our national security,” a bipartisan Senate review found.

Voting-machine vendors have some serious questions to answer, senators say

by Joe Warminsky • 3 years ago

Senators, including Amy Klobuchar, say every machine made by election technology companies should reliably produce paper records.

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