Ali Breland

House Commerce Committee Leaders Demand Answers on Spectre and Meltdown Cyber Flaws

House Commerce Committee leaders are demanding answers from major technology companies affected by the Spectre and Meltdown cybersecurity flaws that leave computer chips vulnerable to hackers. In a letter, lawmakers pressed the CEOs of Intel, Appl

Rep Schiff, Sen Feinstein are demanding to know if Russian trolls or bots have tried to ‘manipulate public opinion’ on Facebook and Twitter again

House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) are calling on Twitter and Facebook to launch investigations of potential Russian-linked accounts pushing for the

Russian Twitter accounts pushing for release of 'shocking' surveillance memo

Russian-linked bots on Twitter are pushing for the House Intelligence Committee to release a classified report written by committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA).  Some Republicans believe the report shows political bias in the FBI and the Departmen

Senate Intelligence Committee Still Waiting for Twitter’s Answers in Russia Probe, Sen Warner Says

The Senate Intelligence Committee is still waiting on Twitter to answer questions in the committee’s Russia investigation, Committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) said.  “I’m disappointed.

Critical computer flaws set up security challenge in Washington

Two critical vulnerabilities that affect modern computer processing chips are about to become a huge headache for governments worldwide.

Five regulatory fights facing tech in 2018

Here are five fights the tech world will be watching closely in 2018:

  1. Net neutrality
  2. Election transparency
  3. AT&T-Time Warner merger
  4. Cryptocurrency
  5. Sex-trafficking

Uncertainty high after repeal of net neutrality rules

The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) vote to scrap net neutrality rules has sparked a vigorous debate about what comes next.  The effects of the FCC’s policy change will not be clear for some time, experts say.  “In the short term, little

Zero hour nears for net neutrality rules

The Federal Communications Commission is moving forward with a plan to scrap net neutrality rules, defying a massive outcry from activists, Democrats and consumers. “I think what net neutrality repealed would actually mean is we once again have a

Democratic lawmakers push for stricter antitrust rules amid merger boom

Democrats are ramping up their attacks on major corporate mergers after a series of mega-deals from corporate giants.  But Democrats aren’t just taking aim at the behemoth deals themselves: they’re looking at the specific government policies that

Democratic Sens question privacy, security of Facebook's 'Messenger Kids'

Sens Ed Markey (D-MA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) are questioning the privacy and security of Facebook’s new messaging app, which is designed for kids under 13, expressing their concerns in a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.  “We remain c