Tag: US Senate

US Senate Ends Debate on NSA’s Warrantless Mass Surveillance Proposal

The last thing our society needs is having another government agency be granted even more oversight. This is especially true if that agency is none other than the NSA. For some reason, the US Senate has voted to end debate on expanding the NSA’s surveillance authority even further. The debate in question was rather one-sided, and the “but terrorism” argument was seemingly sufficient to persuade legislators. This is anything but a positive development for …
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US Senate Members Can Now Use the Signal App for Secure Communication

One never knows which way the wind blows when it comes to US politicians. On the one hand, a lot of politicians are trying to break consumer-grade encryption down to a bare minimum at every possible turn. In a surprising turn of events, however, all US Senate members are now allowed to use Signal, an encrypted chat application. Signal is Greenlit To Be Used by US Senators It has taken …
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US Senate Votes in Favor Of ISPs Selling Consumer Data to Advertisers

Consumer privacy rights have taken yet another blow thanks to a new US Senate proposal getting approved. Just yesterday, the Senate voted on a proposal that effectively eliminates all privacy rules. Internet service providers are now eligible to sell all customer data to a third party, among other things. The End of Online Privacy As We Know It It is not the first, nor the last time the US senate …
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Backpage Censored by Government, Forced to Shut Down Adult Section

Leading classified advertising website Backpage was forced to shut down its adult section last week, after it fell victim to a government inspection and crackdown. The US Senate committee, which released a full report on the matter, came to a consensus that the company was promoting and facilitating prostitution and child sex trafficking. Senators Rob Portman and Claire McCaskill stated that the decision of Backpage to terminate its adult section …
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