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On Residence, Retirement, and Economic Records

Congress is in recess through the mid-term elections. The Daily Deduction will post each Monday until then.  What’s a multinational to do? Where is it to go?  Senator Dick Durbin and Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden seem pleased that Chicago-based AbbVie’s  decided to drop its deal with Dublin-based Shire. Show More Summary

NSA is still bad for business, say Google, Microsoft, Senator Ron Wyden

Fallout from NSA revelations is "severe and getting worse," Google CEO Eric Schmidt said.

Google, Senator Discuss Government Spying

Silicon Valley execs had their chance to speak out against government spying programs in a forum convened by Senator Ron Wyden.

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt: Government Surveillance Is Going To 'End Up Breaking The Internet'

Google Chairman and former CEO Eric Schmidt says that the ways that governments spy on other countries is going to "end up breaking the internet." Schmidt, speaking at an event hosted by Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden, says that the digital surveillance...Show More Summary

Ron Wyden, Tech Company Execs To Discuss The Impact Of NSA Surveillance On The Digital Economy

last monthIndustries / Law : Techdirt

We've talked plenty about the near total failure of the NSA and others in the intelligence community to consider the costs associated with their "collect it all" mentality. Much of the intelligence community's views seem based on the idea that the surveillance efforts would always remain totally secret. Show More Summary

Hundreds Of Organizations Ask For Change In Trade Policies

Approximately 600 organizations have sent a formal, public letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) opposing "fast-track" trade promotion authority and calling for a new system for negotiating and implementing trade agreements. Show More Summary

U.S. groups leery of fast-track trade deals demand transparency

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, the organizations said that Trade Promotion Authority, or TPA, was outdated and undercuts congressional and public oversight. The groups, led by the Sierra Club, AFL-CIO, the Communications...Show More Summary

Ron Wyden: It's Time To Kill The Third Party Doctrine And Go Back To Respecting Privacy

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

For years, we've written about the third party doctrine and its troubling implications for the 4th Amendment and your privacy -- especially in the digital era. If you're unfamiliar with it, the third party doctrine is the concept used...Show More Summary

Sen. Wyden: Your data’s yours no matter on whose server it lives

3 months agoTechnology : Post Tech

At the TechFestNW event in Portland on Friday, Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden called for legal reforms that embrace an understanding that the mere act of handing over digital data doesn't mean giving way a user's right to privacy. "Some will still argue that by sharing data freely with Facebook, Google, Mint, Uber, Twitter, Fitbit or Instagram, Americans are choosing […]

NPR: Tax Extenders Bill Killed by Politics on Capitol Hill

NPR -- It's All Politics, A Tax Bill Killed By The Push And Pull Of Politics On The Hill: A few months back, Sen. Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, brought a bill to the floor that basically offered tax incentives to businesses and individuals. Those incentives are called tax...

Wyden and Hatch Propose Bill to Prevent Tax-Refund Identity Theft

Finance Chairman Ron Wyden (D., Ore.) and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R., Utah), jointly proposed a set of changes to help fix the problem of tax-refund identity theft.

Does the government have a problem with ‘runaway’ document classification?

Two House Democrats this week introduced legislation to rein in “runaway over-classification” of official documents and revamp the federal government’s security-clearance system. Reps. Bennie Thompson (Miss.) and Ron Wyden (Ore.) said their bill would reduce classification costs while improving information-sharing and transparency among agencies. Show More Summary

Senators Wyden And Udall Pledge To Strengthen USA Freedom Act By Closing Surveillance Backdoor

4 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

By now, it should be well known that Senators Ron Wyden and Mark Udall are the two key truth-tellers in Congress when it comes to what kind of surveillance is being done by the intelligence community. If they ask a question, assume the...Show More Summary

If You Want To Know How Supporting Techdirt Can Help Shift The Debate In Washington DC, Read This

4 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The following is from Jen Hoelzer, who for years worked as Senator Ron Wyden's Communications Director and Deputy Chief of Staff. During the SOPA/PIPA fight, she was perhaps the key person in Congress getting the press (and others in Congress) to understand the importance of SOPA and PIPA and what it meant for the internet. Show More Summary

Senator Wyden Toying With The Idea Of Releasing The Senate's CIA Torture Report

4 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Senator Ron Wyden is apparently getting tired of waiting for the White House to use up its buckets of black ink in redacting everything important in the Senate's big torture report. He's publicly pondering the idea of using Senate privilege to just release it himself. Show More Summary

Sen. Ron Wyden: Uber should be as unfettered as Facebook

Back in 1996, then-Reps. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Christopher Cox (R-Calif.) added 26 words to the Communications Decency Act that have, in the 18 years that followed, perhaps done more than any other law to shape how the Internet has evolved in the United States. Called Section 230, the provision said that Web sites that […]

Sen. Ron Wyden: Uber should be as unfettered as Facebook

Back in 1996, then-Reps. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Christopher Cox (R-Calif.) added 26 words to the Communications Decency Act that have, in the 18 years that followed, perhaps done more than any other law to shape how the Internet has evolved in the United States. Called Section 230, the provision said that Web sites that […]

Sen. Ron Wyden: Uber should be as unfettered as Facebook

4 months agoTechnology : Post Tech

Back in 1996, then-Reps. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Christopher Cox (R-Calif.) added 26 words to the Communications Decency Act that have, in the 18 years that followed, perhaps done more than any other law to shape how the Internet has evolved in the United States. Called Section 230, the provision said that Web sites that […]

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