ron wyden

immigration

Border Protection Officers Turned Away a Pregnant Migrant. Then a U.S. Senator Stepped In.

A pregnant Mexican woman suffering from a life-threatening medical complication tried to enter the U.S. to plead asylum.
Gaby Del Valle
7.29.19
crime

The Strange Disappearances of Saudi Students Accused of Crimes in the US

The Saudi government is facing allegations that it helped its citizens escape trial for serious crimes.
Donovan Farley
2.22.19
T-Mobile

Senator Wyden Hammers T-Mobile For Empty Promises on Sale of Cell Phone Location Data

The Senator expressed “disappointment” and “disbelief” at CEO John Legere’s unfulfilled promise to end the sale of geolocation data to “shady middlemen.”
Karl Bode
1.18.19
SURVEILLANCE

Senators Call on FCC To Investigate T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint Selling Location Data to Bounty Hunters

After Motherboard’s article, Senators Kamala Harris, Mark Warner, and Ron Wyden are coming out against telcos who are selling their customers' location data.
Joseph Cox
1.9.19
Silicon Valley

Congress is enraged at Facebook: “These guys are out of control”

“A CEO, under my bill, not only would they face significant economic penalties, but they could serve jail time," said Sen. Ron Wyden.
Matt Laslo
12.20.18
politics

Sen. Ron Wyden Introduces Bill That Would Send CEOs to Jail for Violating Consumer Privacy

The 'Consumer Data Protection Act' is a bill that would comprehensively overhaul internet privacy protections.
Karl Bode
11.1.18
Internet Insecurity

Your Tinder Swiping Sessions Are More Secure Than Ever

Tinder is now encrypting images and has made it harder to figure out who you’re matching with, and who you’re swiping left and right on.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.29.18
trickle down

Cops Can Find the Location of Any Phone in the Country in Seconds, and a Senator Wants to Know Why

Here are the letters Senator Ron Wyden sent to mobile carriers and the FCC demanding answers and action on the recently highlighted law enforcement service to easily track phones across the country.
Joseph Cox
5.11.18
gina haspel

Gina Haspel’s "moral compass" apparently doesn’t extend to condemning CIA torture

"I’m not gonna sit here, with the benefit of hindsight, and judge the very good people who made hard decisions who were running the agency," Haspel said.
Alex Lubben
5.9.18
surveillance state

The Senate Just Voted to Expand the Warrantless Surveillance of US Citizens

Once Trump signs the bill into law, US intelligence agencies will be able to spy on the electronic communications of Americans with an overseas contact without a warrant.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.18.18
surveillance state

5 Senators Are Filibustering an Attempt to Expand Warrantless Surveillance of Americans

3 Democrats and 2 Republicans are filibustering the Senate vote on the reauthorization of FISA Section 702.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.16.18
net neutrality

Sen. Ron Wyden explains the “nightmare scenario” of no net neutrality

Before Sen. Ron Wyden knew for sure that the Federal Communications Commission would kill net neutrality on Thursday, he still thought the repeal was a bad idea.
Alex Thompson
Kathleen Caulderwood
12.14.17
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