Senate News, Articles and Updates

US Senate votes 52-47 to preserve net neutrality

After the US Federal Communications Commission voted earlier this year to get rid of net neutrality, the US Senate passed the Congressional Review Act discharge resolution meant to preserve it.

NSA chief hasn't been give the authority to battle Russian interference

US National Security Agency Director Adm Mike Rogers, US Cyber Command commander, told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee that President Trump hasn't directed him to combat Russian cyber-attacks.

Equifax data breach may have exposed a wider range of data

Equifax revealed to a US Senate committee in a document that even more personal data than had been originally reported may have been exposed during last year's massive data breach the credit monitoring company experienced.

Pawn Storm readied attacks against US political and Olympic targets

The cyber-espionage gang Pawn Storm, also known as Fancy Bear and affiliated with Russian intelligence, targeted US senators in a cyber-espionage reminiscent of the one launched against French President Emmanuel Macron.

US fails to stand up for democracy in face of Russian online assault

The US Trump administration has failed to take an aggressive stance against Russian interference in democratic processes that have grave implications for the safety and security of the US, and thus democracy globally.

Proposed law would levy penalties on breached credit reporting agencies

A newly proposed legislation introduced by two Democratic US senators aims to impose stiff, mandatory penalties on credit reporting agencies (CRAs) that fail to protect consumers' sensitive information from data breaches.

US Senate bill would require jail time for data breach cover ups

Three US Senators have introduced a bill that would require jail time for corporate executives who do not notify consumers of a breach within 30 days.

Senator calls for self-driving vehicle regulations

During a Senate subcommittee hearing, a legislator pushed for security protections on internet-connected vehicles. "The Internet of Things leads also to the Internet of Threats," said Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.).

Social media in the firing line in battle to stamp out terrorism

The tech world is being urged to try and help in stopping terrorists who might be using social media to recruit, communicate and plan attacks.