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Senate staffers issued ID cards whose "security chips" turn out to be just pictures of a chip

2 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Senator Ron Wyden [D-Equestria] sent a letter to the chairs of the Senate Committee on Rules & Administration asking why Senate staffers have been issued ID cards whose "security chips" are just photographs of a chip. (more…)

Senator Has 'Serious Concerns" About Pace Of Russia Probe

Yesterday, we found out that Nunes' GOP replacement efforts to undermine the investigation into Russia. Ron Wyden and the other Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee are frustrated at the speed and lack of cooperation they are...Show More Summary

Senate ID Cards Use A Photo Of A Chip Rather Than An Actual Smart Chip

3 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Our government isn't exactly known for its security chops, but in a letter sent recently from Senator Ron Wyden to two of his colleagues who head the Committee on Rules & Administration, it's noted that (incredibly), the ID cards used by Senate Staffers only appear to have a smart chip in them. Show More Summary

Feds question their effort to unmask anti-Trump Twitter account - CNET

At Sen. Ron Wyden's request, Homeland Security launches an internal inquiry into whether its effort to reveal a Twitter user's identity was improper.

Democrats will take on shut-down fight for Obamacare: 'We will not negotiate with hostage takers'

The reaction among Democrats to popular vote loser Donald Trump's threat to get them to negotiate with him by crippling Obamacare and throwing millions off of their insurance—immediately—is summed up succinctly by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR): x Strong words from Sen. Show More Summary

Senator Trolls Donald Trump Over Tax Returns With Nuggets-Style Retweet Plea

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

A senator is taking a page from a teenager’s viral campaign playbook in his ongoing battle to get President Donald Trump to release his tax returns. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) was seemingly i nspired by Nevada 16-year-old Carter Wilkerson’s mission to gain 18 million retweets in exchange for a year of free chicken nuggets from Wendy’s. Show More Summary

Sen. Ron Wyden: If I get 18M retweets, will Trump release returns?

President Trump's refusal to release his tax returns has continued to be a sticking point among his critics.        

Sen. Ron Wyden demands to know why DHS tried to dox a Twitter user critical of Trump

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Death and Taxes

"It appeared to be a disturbing threat to free speech and whistleblower protections."

Oh, Sure, Now Congress Is Serious About Asking NSA About Surveillance On Americans

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

For many, many years, Senator Ron Wyden has been directly asking the US intelligence community a fairly straightforward question (in his role as a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee): just how many Americans are having their...Show More Summary

Sen. Ron Wyden to introduce bill nixing warrantless airport phone searches

Amid complaints from travelers about Department of Homeland Security agents now demanding they unlock their cell phones to allow searches of the devices, Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden asked the department to explain what was going on. They...Show More Summary

Senator Aims to End Phone Searches at Airports and Borders

More than a month after Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) requested information about US Customs and Border Protection's practice of searching cell phones at US borders and airports, he's still waiting for answers—but he's not waiting to introduce...Show More Summary

Russia probe should focus on Trump financial ties: US senator

last monthNews : The Raw Story

A U.S. Senate investigation into Russia’s meddling during the U.S. election should include a thorough review of any financial ties between Russia and President Donald Trump and his associates, Democratic senator Ron Wyden said Wednesday. In a formal written request made to the leaders of the...

Trump Official's Lego Batman Joke Will Be Investigated Because Democrats Clearly Want to Lose in 2020

last monthGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In an interview on Friday, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin made a joke about everyone sending their kids to go see Lego Batman, a movie that he helped produce. So now Senator Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, is calling for the Office of Government Ethics to investigate Mnuchin for violating ethics rules. It’s… Read more...

Once Again, Senator Wyden Wants To Know How Many Americans Are Being Surveilled By The NSA

last monthIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Many people seem to forget that before Ed Snowden came along, Senator Ron Wyden was beating the drum in Congress about how the NSA was abusing Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act to spy on Americans. Here's a story we did back inShow More Summary

Privacy hawks in Congress call on Homeland Security to warn Americans of SS7 hacking threat

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden and California Representative Ted Lieu are pressing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on a mobile network vulnerability that they consider to be a systemic digital threat. Read More

A top Democrat has introduced a bill that could fight skyrocketing drug prices

A bill introduced Wednesday by Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden is designed to shed some light on the one of the drug industry's biggest middlemen. Pharmacy benefit managers are the companies responsible for negotiating rebates to the prices drugmakers set, and they are meant to favor the most effective drug. Show More Summary

HRC Member Attends Town Hall Meeting in Oregon

Post submitted by HRC Governor, Portland Steering Committee Member Linda Brown Earlier this month, I attended a town hall meeting with Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) in Oregon City, which is a small town in Clackamas County. The county isShow More Summary

Democratic senator accuses FBI Director Comey of withholding information on Russia for political reasons

Sen. Ron Wyden has suggested that FBI Director James Comey is using classification to hide information about possible Russian interference in the US election for political reasons, according to The New Yorker. The Democratic senatorShow More Summary

Federal Bill Introduced To Add A Warrant Requirement To Stingray Deployment

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

House Oversight Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz, along with his Senatorial counterpart Ron Wyden, is tackling something he promised to act on after he was finished excoriating the leaky Office of Personnel Management for ruining the...Show More Summary

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