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Apple & FBI Heading Back to Congress to Debate Encryption

When Apple and the FBI first appeared in front of congress the debate was if Apple could be ordered to unlock an iPhone, and if so should they then create a method where they could easily…

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US Congress Bill Plans to Make Effective Encryption Illegal

In the wake of the FBI’s feud with Apple over bypassing the encryption of San Bernardino shooting suspect Syed Rizwan Farook’s iPhone, the US Congress is proposing a new bill that aims to outlaw effective encryption,…

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Snowden Speaks Out Regarding FBI’s Claim It Needs Apple To Unlock iPhone

Apple is currently under a lot of pressure from the US government, with the FBI looking to “request” their help in unlocking an iPhone. The problem people find is that the FBI are requesting Apple do…

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Apple and FBI Go Before Congress In Privacy Talks

Apple vs the FBI has been and looks to be, one of the biggest legal debates of 2016 with large groups like Microsoft even speaking out in defence of the iPhone developer in their bid to stop…

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Congressman on One-Man Mission to Repeal CISA

The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, the controversial bill that allows intelligence agencies the power to obtain user data from companies beyond the rule of law, was signed off by President Obama a fortnight ago after being…

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Obama Signs Into Law Controverisal CISA Bill

The controversial Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act Bill hit the desk of US President Obama yesterday, and he promptly signed off on it. The move is hardly a surprise since CISA was bundled with vital Federal funding…

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Congress Hides CISA Within a Budget Bill That is Expected to Pass!

The US Congress is going to great efforts to ensure that its Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) bill is passed into law by including it in an ‘omnibus’ bill – combining it with a number of…

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NASA to Get Budget Boost For 2016

The continuously underfunded space agency, NASA, finally got some good news on the financial front today. As part of their budget proposal for 2016, Congress included a considerable budget increase for NASA, in excess of what…

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US Internet Tax Ban Could Expire This Year

The US House of Representatives has passed a law permanently banning the collection of local and state taxes on internet services. The Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act still has to pass the Senate before it can be received…

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Federal Court Rules NSA Mass Surveillance Illegal

In a huge victory for freedom, privacy, and human rights, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled that bulk collection of telephone metadata undertaken by the National Security Agency (NSA) is illegal…

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What to Expect from Tomorrow’s Samsung Galaxy S6 Event

Samsung is having its Galaxy S6 reveal tomorrow, marking the first day of Mobile World Congress. The event will take place 18.30 CET, 17.30 UTC. There’s been a lot of anticipation surrounding the announcement, with Samsung and…

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Watch: Drone Flies Through US Congress

Hearings in the US Congress are usually quite mundane. Important, but mundane. Well, one such hearing was made little more exciting thanks to a Parrot Bebop Drone. The drone was flown above attendees to a hearing of…

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Bill Gates Supports Immigration Increase to Improve Economy

Bill Gates has teamed up with two unlikely allies in business magnates Sheldon Adelson and Warren Buffet to beseech US Congress to pass immigration reform. The trio, in a New York Times op-ed piece, say that…

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Intel, IBM, and Qualcomm Oppose Title II Net Neutrality

An alliance of 60 tech companies, including the likes of Intel, IBM, and Qualcomm, have signed a letter addressed to US Congress and the FCC opposing Title II reclassification of broadband services. It was President Barack…

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Congressman Trolls Senator Who Wants To Ban BitCoin

A senator from West Virginia spoke out last month when he called upon American financial regulators in a bid to ban the digital currency known as Bitcoin. His argument focused on the unregulated nature of the…

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Alienware Announces Steam Machine Release Date And “Some” Specs

Alienware has announced that their Steam Machines will be available only from September 2014 at Valve’s Steam Dev Days conference in Seattle. In addition to the release date, we get more insight on what specs we…