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senator dianne feinstein

Sen. Feinstein: The Mandiant report on Chinese hacking is 'essentially correct.'

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Today, according to reporting in The Hill, Senator Dianne Feinstein publicly affirmed the Mandiant report that directly fingered the Chinese military for repeated cyber incursions into US corporations and infrastructure. China vehemently denied the allegations. However, the outspoken response has had little effect, it seems. From discussions on MSNBC, here...
Sen. Feinstein: The Mandiant report on Chinese hacking is 'essentially correct.'

Joe Biden hosts Google+ 'fireside chat' to discuss Obama gun control effort

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Vice-president says administration's proposals are 'not about keeping bad guns out of the hands of good people'Vice-president Joe Biden hosted the 21st-century version of the fireside chats made famous by Franklin Roosevelt on Thursday afternoon, taking part in a Google+ discussion of president Barack Obama's initiative for increased gun control. Biden...
Joe Biden hosts Google+ 'fireside chat' to discuss Obama gun control effort
EFF Gets Secret Interpretation Of FISA Spying Law... And It's Almost Entirely Redacted

There's A Secret Reason Why The Government Has To Keep It Secret How Many Americans It's Spying On Without A Warrant

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The folks over at the CATO Institute have put together a short five minute video on the rush by the federal government to renew the FISA Amendments Act, with no changes, which effectively has sanctioned warrantless wiretapping on millions of Americans. Even though the plain language of the bill suggests...
There's A Secret Reason Why The Government Has To Keep It Secret How Many Americans It's Spying On Without A Warrant

Senator Wyden Puts Hold On Intelligence Authorization Act Over Free Speech Concerns

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Once again, Senator Ron Wyden seems like one of a very small number of people in Congress actually willing to stand up against bad bills that are pushed forward with fear mongering. Earlier this year, we noted just how absolutely ridiculous it was that Senator Dianne Feinstein seemed a hell...
Senator Wyden Puts Hold On Intelligence Authorization Act Over Free Speech Concerns

Senate Finally Holds Weak 'Debate' On FISA Amendments Act... But Terrorrism!

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While some in the Senate tried to skip over debate of the likely unconstitutional FISA Amendments Act, the Senate finally held a rushed and scripted "debate" today, which did very little to actually explore the issues (and the Senate Chamber was mostly empty during the "debate"). Senators Ron Wyden and...
Senate Finally Holds Weak 'Debate' On FISA Amendments Act... But Terrorrism!

US may consider military action, financial sanctions as repercussions for cyber attacks

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Today at the RSA cybersecurity conference, the White House’s cybersecurity leader Michael Daniel stated that the United States has a range of options under consideration for responding to cyber incursions. According to The Hill’s Jennifer Martinez, the list of possible actions includes “financial sanctions, visa restrictions and military action.” TNW parses that...
US may consider military action, financial sanctions as repercussions for cyber attacks

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

Senate Intelligence Committee A Lot More Interested In Punishing Whistleblowers Than In Investigating Why They're Blowing The Whistle

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A few weeks back, we noted how ridiculous it was that Senator Dianne Feinstein seemed a lot more upset that information about questionable US activities abroad was being leaked than she was about the fact that the US was involved in questionable activities abroad. And, now the Senate Intelligence Committee...
Senate Intelligence Committee A Lot More Interested In Punishing Whistleblowers Than In Investigating Why They're Blowing The Whistle

This Whole "Mandate" Thing Is Irrelevant -- Obama Just Needs To Lead

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NOW that Barack Obama has won re-election, politicians and pundits are debating whether the president has a "mandate" from the American people and, if so, what that mandate entails. Naysayer Jamie Chandler argues that "second term mandates are nonexistent" and Charles Krauthammer says that "Obama won but he's got no...
This Whole "Mandate" Thing Is Irrelevant -- Obama Just Needs To Lead

Senate committee advances bill to protect warantless email searches

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Bipartisan group seeks update to Electronic Communications Privacy Act over concerns of misuse by law enforcementA bipartisan committee voted Thursday to advance a bill to clamp down on warrantless government searches of email and other private electronic information.The bill seeks to modify the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) and...
Senate committee advances bill to protect warantless email searches

Press Start: Indie dev attacks Bioshock: Infinite, Senator attacks violent games and more

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Plus, Xbox 720 launch title rumours, Cliff Bleszinski on 'deal with it'-gate and is Dungeon Hunter 4 the most microtransactioned game of all time?A selection of links, hand-picked by the Guardian's games writers.CVG UK Blog: BioShock Infinite is 'horrendous', claims indie dev - but why? - CVG UKDan Dawkins tackles...
Press Start: Indie dev attacks Bioshock: Infinite, Senator attacks violent games and more

Senators: Why Is Everyone So Worked Up About Verizon Spying? We've All Known About It Since 2007

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Towards the end of my piece this morning about the administration's ridiculous response to the leaked evidence and confirmation that the NSA is scooping up every single phone record (confirmed from Verizon at least, though you can assume it applies to everyone else as well) was a quick note mentioning...
Senators: Why Is Everyone So Worked Up About Verizon Spying? We've All Known About It Since 2007
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