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USA Today
Proposal to extend DCA's 'perimeter rule' withdrawnThe control tower as seen from the "Metro" subway platform at Washington's Reag
Proposal to extend DCA's 'perimeter rule' withdrawn
USA Today / Posted 21 hours ago
The control tower as seen from the "Metro" subway platform at Washington's Reagan National Airport on April 13, 2013. (Photo: Ben Mutzabaugh, USA TODAY) Several hot-button aviation topics surfaced at a Thursday meeting of the House Transportation... Read more
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The Victoria Advocate
Republican candidates talk issues with constituentsVictoria voters were able to pose some pretty tough questions to candidates run
Republican candidates talk issues with constituents
The Victoria Advocate / Posted yesterday
Victoria voters were able to pose some pretty tough questions to candidates running contested races in the March Republican primary. The Victoria County Republican Women hosted Tuesday night's forum, where more than 175 people attended the gathering... Read more
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Yahoo News
The FBI still hasn’t cracked the San Bernardino terrorists’ encrypted smartphone There’s a reason smartphone encryption is a flashpoint for controversy: in th
The FBI still hasn’t cracked the San Bernardino terrorists’ encrypted smartphone
Yahoo News / Posted 2 days ago
There’s a reason smartphone encryption is a flashpoint for controversy: in those instances when a secured handset is used to facilitate crime, it sometimes presents a... Read more
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Yahoo News
U.S. lawmakers seek to bar states from mandating encryption weaknesses February 10, 2016 6:45 AM A lock icon, signifying an encrypted Internet conn
U.S. lawmakers seek to bar states from mandating encryption weaknesses
Yahoo News / Posted 2 days ago
February 10, 2016 6:45 AM A lock icon, signifying an encrypted Internet connection, is seen on an Internet Explorer browser in a photo illustration in Paris April 15, 2014.... Read more
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TechNewsWorld.com
Bill Aims to Keep States From Banning Smartphone EncryptionUnited States Reps. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., and Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, last wee
Bill Aims to Keep States From Banning Smartphone Encryption
TechNewsWorld.com / Posted 3 days ago
United States Reps. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., and Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, last week introduced legislation to prevent states from passing laws banning the sale of smartphones with encryption capabilities. The "ENCRYPT Act of 2016," as the bill is... Read more
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Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Farenthold, Deeb race pits contrasting strategies at oddsOne candidate is a sitting U.S. representative whose actions in the nation's ca
Farenthold, Deeb race pits contrasting strategies at odds
Corpus Christi Caller-Times / Posted 3 days ago
One candidate is a sitting U.S. representative whose actions in the nation's capitol have earned rave reviews, endorsements and hefty donations. The other is a retired Marine Corps pilot with no political experience aiming to unseat the incumbent... Read more
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The Hill
Overnight Cybersecurity: Cyber thieves go after the IRSWelcome to OVERNIGHT CYBERSECURITY, your daily rundown of the biggest news in t
Overnight Cybersecurity: Cyber thieves go after the IRS
The Hill / Posted 3 days ago
Welcome to OVERNIGHT CYBERSECURITY, your daily rundown of the biggest news in the world of hacking and data privacy. We're here to connect the dots as leaders in government, policy and industry try to counter the rise in cyber threats. What lies... Read more
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The Huffington Post
U.S. Lawmakers Want To Bar States From Making Your Phone Less SecureBy Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives lawmakers
U.S. Lawmakers Want To Bar States From Making Your Phone Less Secure
The Huffington Post / Posted 3 days ago
By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives lawmakers will introduce bipartisan legislation on Wednesday that would prohibit states from requiring tech companies to build encryption weaknesses into their products. The move... Read more
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Market Watch
Should law enforcement be able to read your text messages?Law enforcement claims it is so hampered by security measures on electronic com
Should law enforcement be able to read your text messages?
Market Watch / Posted 3 days ago
Law enforcement claims it is so hampered by security measures on electronic communications that it hurts efforts to track down criminals, and has called for tech companies to give them a so-called backdoor. The tech and security industries says... Read more
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The Register
US Congress locks and loads three anti-encryption bulletsUS Congress is preparing no fewer than three new bills over the ongoing encrypt
US Congress locks and loads three anti-encryption bullets
The Register / Posted 3 days ago
US Congress is preparing no fewer than three new bills over the ongoing encryption debate: one banning end-to-end encryption, one setting up a commission to review the issue, and a third to make sure that it is Congress that gets to decide what... Read more
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Wired News
New Bill Aims to Stop State-Level Decryption Before It StartsOver the last several months, local legislators have embarked on a curious ques
New Bill Aims to Stop State-Level Decryption Before It Starts
Wired News / Posted 3 days ago
Over the last several months, local legislators have embarked on a curious quest to ban encryption at a state level. For a litany of reasons, this makes no sense. And now, a new bill in Congress will attempt to stop the inanity before it becomes a... Read more
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CNET
US bill aims to stop state bans of encrypted phonesA bill being introduced in Congress wants to make sure your smartphone data can
US bill aims to stop state bans of encrypted phones
CNET / Posted 4 days ago
A bill being introduced in Congress wants to make sure your smartphone data can remain encrypted. Imagine not being able to buy an iPhone in your state because the phone's data is protected by encryption. A couple of Congressman are trying to make... Read more
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Business Insurance
Lawmakers look to bar states from mandating encryption weaknesses(Reuters) — U.S. House of Representatives lawmakers will introduce bipartisan l
Lawmakers look to bar states from mandating encryption weaknesses
Business Insurance / Posted 4 days ago
(Reuters) — U.S. House of Representatives lawmakers will introduce bipartisan legislation on Wednesday that would prohibit states from requiring tech companies to build encryption weaknesses into their products. The move marks the latest foray into... Read more
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ABC News
New Bill Could Stop States From Getting a Backdoor Into Your SmartphoneWhether authorities should be given a so-called backdoor to access encrypted sm
New Bill Could Stop States From Getting a Backdoor Into Your Smartphone
ABC News / Posted 4 days ago
Whether authorities should be given a so-called backdoor to access encrypted smartphones has been an ongoing tug-of-war between many Silicon Valley power players and government officials, but a pair of lawmakers are hoping their new bill will have... Read more
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MacDailyNews
U.S. House lawmakers seek to outlaw states from banning encrypted iPhones – MacDailyNews“U.S. House of Representatives lawmakers will introduce bipartisan legislation
U.S. House lawmakers seek to outlaw states from banning encrypted iPhones – MacDailyNews
MacDailyNews / Posted 4 days ago
“U.S. House of Representatives lawmakers will introduce bipartisan legislation on Wednesday that would prohibit states from requiring tech companies to build encryption weaknesses into their products,” Dustin Volz reports for Reuters. “The move marks... Read more
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TechCrunch
IoT Could Be Used To Spy, Admits James ClapperThe latest high profile individual to debunk the notion that surveillance is at
IoT Could Be Used To Spy, Admits James Clapper
TechCrunch / Posted 4 days ago
The latest high profile individual to debunk the notion that surveillance is at risk of ‘going dark’ in an age of increasingly robust encryption is none other than James Clapper, U.S. director of national intelligence himself. Clapper was submitting... Read more
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Fortune
House Bill Will Aim to Prohibit Laws Requiring Encryption BackdoorsU.S. House of Representatives lawmakers will introduce bipartisan legislation o
House Bill Will Aim to Prohibit Laws Requiring Encryption Backdoors
Fortune / Posted 4 days ago
U.S. House of Representatives lawmakers will introduce bipartisan legislation on Wednesday that would prohibit states from requiring tech companies to build encryption weaknesses into their products. The move marks the latest foray into an ongoing... Read more
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The Verge
New bill looks to save smartphone encryption from state bansRep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) are introducing a bill to
New bill looks to save smartphone encryption from state bans
The Verge / Posted 4 days ago
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) are introducing a bill today to effectively override bad state-level encryption bills. The ENCRYPT Act of 2016, or by its longer name, the Ensuring National Constitutional Rights of Your Private... Read more
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Reuters
U.S. lawmakers seek to bar states from mandating encryption weaknessesA lock icon, signifying an encrypted Internet connection, is seen on an Interne
U.S. lawmakers seek to bar states from mandating encryption weaknesses
Reuters / Posted 4 days ago
A lock icon, signifying an encrypted Internet connection, is seen on an Internet Explorer browser in a photo illustration in Paris April 15, 2014. WASHINGTON U.S. House of Representatives lawmakers will introduce bipartisan legislation on Wednesday... Read more
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The Hill
House bill would block states on encryption legislationTwo lawmakers want to halt state lawmakers from moving on legislation that coul
House bill would block states on encryption legislation
The Hill / Posted 4 days ago
Two lawmakers want to halt state lawmakers from moving on legislation that could affect encryption standards. Reps. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) and Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) on Wednesday introduced a bill, the so-called Encrypt Act, that would preempt... Read more
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The Victoria Advocate
Republican candidates talk issues with constitutesVictoria voters were able to pose some pretty tough questions to candidates run
Republican candidates talk issues with constitutes
The Victoria Advocate / Posted 4 days ago
Victoria voters were able to pose some pretty tough questions to candidates running contested races in the March Republican primary. The Victoria County Republican Women hosted Tuesday night's forum, where more than 175 people attended the gathering... Read more
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The Victoria Advocate
Victoria County Republican Women set candidate forumThe Victoria County Republican Women are inviting voters to sit down and meet l
Victoria County Republican Women set candidate forum
The Victoria Advocate / Posted 7 days ago
The Victoria County Republican Women are inviting voters to sit down and meet local, state and federal candidates at a forum Tuesday. Attendees also will have the opportunity to submit questions to the candidates to answer during the forum about... Read more
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MedCity News
The Shkreli smirk effect: 4 congressional rants from today's drug pricing hearingMartin Shkreli, as predicted, invoked the Fifth Amendment and kept uncharacteri
The Shkreli smirk effect: 4 congressional rants from today's drug pricing hearing
MedCity News / Posted 9 days ago
Martin Shkreli, as predicted, invoked the Fifth Amendment and kept uncharacteristically quiet during today’s House of Representatives hearing on drug prices. However, his demeanor alone ruffled congressional feathers – with Rep. John Mica (R-Florida)... Read more
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The San Angelo Standard-Times
Potential interstate could increase business growth, tourism and traffic One of the largest U.S. cities without an interstate, San Angelo may be up fo
Potential interstate could increase business growth, tourism and traffic
The San Angelo Standard-Times / Posted 16 days ago
One of the largest U.S. cities without an interstate, San Angelo may be up for some change. The Interstate-14 project, in the dream stages for 15 years by the Gulf Coast... Read more
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Nueces County Record Star
Harbor Bridge Replacement Project Moves ForwardCORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS - Earlier today the Harbor Bridge replacement project cle
Harbor Bridge Replacement Project Moves Forward
Nueces County Record Star / Posted 23 days ago
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS - Earlier today the Harbor Bridge replacement project cleared the last major hurdle in moving toward construction with a record of decision from the Federal Highway Administration.The Harbor Bridge replacement project brought... Read more

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