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Three Energy Bills Look To Increase Fourth Amendment Protections For Americans

6 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Senator Ron Wyden has introduced a trio of energy bills for the Senate's consideration. The three bills each have their own area of focus. One bill [PDF] would direct the Department of Energy -- along with state entities -- to upgrade the flexibility and reliability of energy grids, thus limiting disruption during natural disasters. Show More Summary

No one knows if Russia changed 2016 vote counts and no effort has been made to find out: Dem Senator

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) said on Friday that the we are by no means certain that Russia didn’t alter vote counts in the 2016 election and that “no systemic analysis” has been done of the votes, nor any “forensic evaluations of voting machines.” Mother Jones‘...

Sen. Wyden calls for improved security standards for voting machines

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) wants to ensure that secure voting systems are in place both for upcoming state elections and the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election and he is trying to do so by ensuring that the voting machines used for elections follow cybersecurity protocols. Sen. Wyden, who is also a...

Trump Administration Says It's Classified If They Can Let The NSA Spy On Americans

last monthIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Senator Ron Wyden, as a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, spent half a decade trying to get President Obama's Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, to answer some fairly straightforward questions about NSA surveillance on Americans. Show More Summary

Top senator is concerned over Trump’s golfing buddies and wants golf records

A top democratic lawmaker wants to investigate President Trump’s favorite pastime -- golfing. But it’s not the president’s backswing Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon is interested in; it’s who he’s playing with. Read moreEmail this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Senator Demands Answers From Telecom Giants on Phone Spying

last monthNews : The Daily Beast

In new letter to AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile, Ron Wyden gives the giants a deadline to come clean on closing the SS7 loophole that hackers have exploited for decades.

Hatch, Wyden reach agreement on long-term authorization for children's health program

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) has long been pushing for a long-term authorization of the Children's Health Insurance Program, the federal-state partnership that covers nearly 9 million of the country's children. He and Orrin Hatch (R-UT), leaders of the Senate Finance Committee, have gotten there, with an agreement for a five-year authorization. Show More Summary

Key U.S. senators want answers on Equifax's massive cyberbreach

Sens. Orrin Hatch and Ron Wyden, heads of the Committee on Finance, sent Monday letter seeking the scope of consumers affected by massive cyberbreach        

Intelligence Oversight Committees Are Being Stocked With Former Intelligence Agency Employees

last monthIndustries / Law : Techdirt

RESOLVED: this nation's intelligence oversight is indisputably useless. It's about 99% joke and 1% Ron Wyden dog-whistle questions that go unanswered for months or years. Committees on both sides of the legislature are composed mostly of surveillance cheerleaders and flak catchers profoundly uninterested in performing actual oversight. Show More Summary

Amid raging wildfires, fire management practices criticized

Intense wildfires plaguing much of the West have rekindled controversy over logging restrictions and fire management practices that critics say have created explosive fire seasons. U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, an … Click to Continue »

Is Wikileaks A "Non-state Hostile Intelligence Service" As Some Claim?

Just before the annual rush to get out of town for the August District Work Period, the Senate Intelligence Committee passed its annual Intelligence Authorization bill by a 14-1 vote. The lone dissenter was Democrat Ron Wyden of Oregon,...Show More Summary

ICE Says It Doesn't Track Down Undocumented Immigrants Using 'Stingray' Devices

Photo. AP Acting head of US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Thomas Homan told US Senator Ron Wyden the agency does not use cell-site simulators -- a type of surveillance gear often referred to as a "Stingray" that can track down a specific mobile device by emulating mobile phone towers -- to locate undocumented immigrants. More »      

Racial supremacy and the Zionist exception

Politicians from Senators Marco Rubio and Orrin Hatch to Chuck Schumer and Ron Wyden have been outspoken in their condemnation of Saturday’s Unite the Right March in Charlottesville and the vicious acts of terror it spawned. Yet, the same senators are united by their ardent support for a racist regime that is no less inspired by racial supremacy.

Megaphones and picnics — Ron Wyden’s limited ideas on the right to free speech

Imagine that the women’s liberation movement was relegated to back yard barbecues? Imagine if the boycott campaign against South African Apartheid amounted to writing an op-ed and carrying a megaphone? Deep expressions of free speech and activism are absent from Senator Ron Wyden’s circumscribed description of free speech in justifying the Israel Anti-Boycott Act he favors.

Wyden turns himself into a pretzel on free speech and Israel Anti-Boycott bill!

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden has turned himself into a knot on the Israel Anti Boycott Act. He wants to defend your right to picnic for BDS, but the ACLU says you could go to jail if you tweet support for a UN boycott, under the bill. Katie Miranda reports from senator's latest town hall, in Tualatin, Oregon.

‘Pummeled’ by questions, Wyden says anti-Israel law is needed because ‘boycott movement has grown’

In town hall at a Portland high school, Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden is put on the defensive by questions and heckling over his support for Anti-Israel Boycott Act, and says law is necessary because boycott movement has "grown" and the law could apply to boycotts recommended by the United Nations. Show More Summary

Senators Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Cybersecurity of IoT Devices

by Angela Guess According to a recent press release, “U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Cory Gardner (R-CO), co-chairs of the Senate Cybersecurity Caucus, along with Sens. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Steve Daines (R-MT) today introduced bipartisan legislation to improve the cybersecurity of Internet-connected devices. Show More Summary

Senate Democrat Ron Wyden demands Justice Dept release new crime reduction policies

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A leading Senate Democrat on Tuesday accused U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions of concealing policy recommendations that could change how the Justice Department enforces laws on illegal immigration, drug trafficking and violent crime. Show More Summary

The Senate just came out with a new version of its repeal and replace plan — here's what you need to know

The Senate just introduced a new version of their plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. The newest version of the Better Care Reconciliation Act — which Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon nicknamed "Trumpcare 3.0" — reinserts an amendment that...Show More Summary

Sen Wyden On What Jared Kushner Didn't Say

3 months agoNews : The Cutline

Senator Ron Wyden talks with Rachel Maddow about Donald Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner's responses to questions by the Senate Intelligence Committee on whether Kushner colluded with Russia for the Trump campaign in the 2016 election.

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