• Burr-Feinstein Encryption Bill Rankles Tech Community

    Burr-Feinstein Encryption Bill Rankles Tech Community

    Prompted by Apple's refusal to create new software to unlock an encrypted iPhone for the FBI, US Sens.), chairman and vice chairman, respectively, of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, introduced draft legislation April 13 that's receiving pushback of its own.
  • UK 'Snooper's Charter' Surveillance Bill Becomes Law

    UK 'Snooper's Charter' Surveillance Bill Becomes Law

    A controversial UK surveillance bill has become law, despite efforts to stop it.The Investigatory Powers Act 2016 today received the final stamp of approval from the Queen—a practice called Royal Assent.
  • Congress Passes Bill Protecting Consumer Reviews

    Congress Passes Bill Protecting Consumer Reviews

    A bill protecting US customers' right to post negative online reviews is awaiting the President's signature.The Senate this week unanimously passed legislation that will outlaw the use of "gag clauses" by businesses trying to silence criticism of products and services.