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WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 23: Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee speaks during the hearing with TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill on March 23, 2023 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Revamped privacy bill sails through House subcommittee

Even as the legislation advanced through a key subcommittee, members from both parties raised concerns with the measure, indicating that it faces an uncertain road toward passage…
Rep. Warren Davidson, R-Ohio, speaks alongside fellow Freedom Caucus members during a press conference. A bill sponsored by Davidson to limit law enforcement and intelligence agencies from purchasing personal data about Americans passed the House on April 17, 2024. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

House passes bill to limit personal data purchases by law enforcement, intelligence agencies

The bill’s passage was cheered by privacy advocates, but faces an uncertain future in the Senate and with the White House.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) (C) talks with committee members Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) (L) and Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) while hearing testimony from former Special Counsel Robert Hur in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill on March 12, 2024 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

House passes extension of expiring surveillance authorities

Just days ago, lawmakers voted against even allowing a debate on an extension of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
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U.S. House Intelligence Chairman Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH) (L) and House Intelligence Ranking Member Jim Himes (D-CT) speak following a briefing with National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan at the U.S. Capitol on February 15, 2024 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

House hurtles toward showdown over expiring surveillance tools

At issue is Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which authorizes snooping that some consider vital to security and others view as an out-of-control privacy…
Jonathan Lenzner, chief of staff to FBI Director Chris Wray, and Cynthia Kaiser, deputy assistant director of the FBI’s cyber division, take part in an International Association of Privacy Professionals conference in Washington D.C., on April 3, 2024. (Scoop News Group photo by Tim Starks)

FBI seeks to balance risks, rewards of artificial intelligence

The agency sees ways that AI could help protect cyber networks, but also ways it could be an ethical quagmire or a tool for enemies of the…
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