Ali Breland

Democratic Sens Slam Yahoo CEO Over Delay in Acknowledging Hack

Six Democratic Senators are blasting Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, saying the delay in reporting a high-profile security breach is "unacceptable." “We are even more disturbed that user information was first compromised in 2014, yet the company only ann

Google backs Internet transition plan

Google is throwing its support behind the Obama Administration's controversial plans to hand over management of the Internet domain name system.

Lawmakers announce blockchain technology caucus

Lawmakers announced the creation of a caucus focused on blockchain technologies like Bitcoin. “The blockchain has boundless potential," Rep Jared Polis (D-CO) said in a statement detailing the new Congressional Blockchain Caucus.

Sen Cruz fights Internet domain name handover in hearing

Escalating tensions between Senate Republicans and the National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) came to a head at a hearing on transferring management of the Internet domain name system.

Judge rules a police ‘hack’ can be a search

A federal judge in Texas has ruled that hacking someone’s computer counts as a “search,” meaning police must get a warrant to hack into someone’s computer.

Sen Cruz slams internet transition plan on Senate floor

Sen Ted Cruz (R-TX) hammered on the Senate floor the Obama Administration's deal to relinquish supervision of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

House GOP Oversight Chairman promises to investigate cellphone trackers

House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) tore into government surveillance methods, saying his committee will investigate one in particular — Stingray scanners.

Tech companies sign President Obama's equal pay pledge

Twenty-nine businesses, including ten tech giants, signed President Barack Obama's Equal Pay Pledge, the White House announced.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman denounces FCC media rules

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) tore into the Federal Communications Commission's updated media ownership rules. The FCC’s rules dictate that entities cannot own both a newspaper and broadcast station in the same market.

Proposal to monitor social media comes under criticism

A coalition of 28 organizations including the American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Democracy and Technology signed a letter expressing opposition to the Department of Homeland Security’s proposal to include social media in its review