The Circuit: Cybersecurity, next up on privacy, iPhone photo loophole

The Circuit: Cybersecurity, next up on privacy, iPhone photo loophole

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Republican senators plan alternative cybersecurity bill: Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-Tex.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Dan Coats (R-Ind.) said they will announce a cybersecurity bill on Thursday. The bill — the Strengthening and Enhancing Cybersecurity by Using Research, Education, Information...
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