A Supreme Court ruling issued Thursday could make it much easier for the FBI and other federal law enforcement agencies to hack computers across the country, angering privacy advocates and drawing a rebuke from Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.). The...Show More Summary
The rule change would let the FBI obtain a single warrant to hack into "thousands or millions of computers at once," says Sen. Ron Wyden.
Yesterday Senator Ron Wyden (D- OR), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, unveiled a new proposal to simplify the current cost recovery system. The proposal would alter the schedules businesses use to depreciate their assets. Current...Show More Summary
Way back before Ed Snowden became a household name, Senator Ron Wyden kept pushing James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence, to reveal more details on how the NSA was interpreting certain provisions in the PATRIOT Act to spy on Americans. Show More Summary
STANDING ATHWART HISTORY, STIFLING THE ECONOMY: Oregon manages to stop construction of huge LNG export terminal, costing thousands of jobs. “U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, and state Sen. Betsy Johnson, D-Scappoose, had also come out against the project. Wyden said he was ‘relieved’ to hear the project would not move forward.” Of course, the left has […]
Senators Richard Burr [R-NC] and Dianne Feinstein [D-CA] finally introduced their long-rumored anti-crypto bill, which will ban US companies from making products with working cryptography, mandating that US-made products have some way to decrypt information without the user's permission. (more…)
When Sen. Ron Wyden calls out the government for its dubious legal interpretations, we should all listen very carefully. Far too often, when the ACLU fights for the disclosure of a government record under the Freedom of Information Act, we have a strong feeling that the government isn’t giving us or the court the whole truth. Show More Summary
Q&A: Ars sits down with Oregon's outspoken advocate of strong crypto, Sen. Ron Wyden.
Yesterday, at the excellent RightsCon event in San Francisco, Senator Ron Wyden gave a barn burnder of a speech, in which he detailed why it was so important to protect our privacy and security in a digital age, at a time when law enforcement and the intelligence communities are digging deeper and deeper into all of our personal information. Show More Summary
Earlier today we posted a story about Senator Ron Wyden's letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch, in which he asks (yet again) for the DOJ to disclose a secret 2003 legal opinion, and also notes that it appears the DOJ lied to the court in a FOIA lawsuit by the ACLU, as the DOJ seeks to block an attempt to force it to release that document. Show More Summary
We've been noting for years: when Senator Ron Wyden says that (1) there's a secret interpretation of a law that is at odds with the public's understanding of it, or (2) that government officials are lying, you should pay attention. It may take a while, but it always comes out eventually that he's absolutely correct. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON -- “This smartphone is today’s go-to, must-have security tool," Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) said, pulling his iPhone out of his pocket. "It’s got your whole life in it.” Wyden, a vocal privacy advocate in the Senate, is readying...Show More Summary
Nearly five years ago, a letter from Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Patrick Leahy, and Sen. Ron Wyden, to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned the State Department of a conflict of interest in the selection of Cardno Entrix, a private...Show More Summary
Five Years Ago We saw some great stuff coming from Congress this week in 2011. Senator Ron Wyden demanded debate over the Patriot Act, Senator Chuck Schumer promoted the idea that websites should switch to HTTPS, and Rep. Zoe Lofgren...Show More Summary
CIA boss John Brennan -- perhaps still rattled from being put on the spot by Sen. Ron Wyden at a recent hearing -- is now just saying whatever the hell he wants with little regard for facts. As has been noted here in several posts, the...Show More Summary
John Brennan struggles to maintain composure after being asked to apologize for CIA spying. The Director of the CIA reacted furiously on Tuesday to a call by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) to apologize for agents’ spying on Senate Intelligence...Show More Summary
Remember when it looked like the Senate committee that oversees the CIA was writing the notorious CIA Torture Report, and caught the CIA searching their Senate bosses' files to find out what they knew? (more…)
If you're a CIA Director, one would assume that you know how to be cool under fire, right? Apparently that's not the case for current CIA Director John Brennan who seemed to completely freak out when Senator Ron Wyden started askingShow More Summary
Oregon businessman announces bid for US Senate seat (AP) — An Oregon businessman is looking to take U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden's job. The Bulletin newspaper reports (http://is.gd/ZvDB2N ) 67-year-old Sam Carpenter of Bend has joined the race for the Republican nomination to challenge Wyden this fall. Wyden, a Democrat, has been in the Senate since 1996.
Ron Wyden, Martin Heinrich and Mazie Hirono -- all members of Senate Intelligence Committee -- have sent a letter to the President demanding an official apology from CIA head John Brennan for the agency's surveillance of Senate staffers working on the Torture Report. Show More Summary