Ron Wyden

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

Photo: AP<p>Acting head of US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Thomas Homan told US Senator Ron Wyden the agency does not use cell-site simulators — …

Surveillance

ICE: we don’t use stingrays to locate undocumented immigrants | Ars Technica

Letter adds that, even when you’re targeted via stingray, you can still call 911.<p>The acting head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the …

Surveillance

ICE insists it doesn’t use Stingrays to track undocumented immigrants

In a letter (PDF), the acting director of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said that the agency doesn't use its Stingray mobile call-intercepting devices while enforcing immigration laws. It <i>does</i> deploy them when pursuing criminal suspects, however, and individual agents might use them …

Technology

Lawmakers Seek Investigation Into Alleged Attack On FCC Commenting System

When the FCC’s new leadership officially began the process of dismantling net neutrality rules, it didn’t come as much of a surprise when an …

Consumer News

Trump Moves to Impede Consumer Lawsuits Against Nursing Homes

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is pushing to scrap a rule that would have made it easier for nursing home residents to sue nursing homes for injuries caused by substandard care, abuse or neglect, bringing its campaign to relax federal regulations to the delicate business of care for older …

News (U.S.)

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 …

Racism

Ron Wyden, Jeff Merkley co-sign letter to NCAA urging uniform sexual assault policy

The two United States Senators from Oregon and six colleagues on Tuesday sent a letter to an NCAA commission that recommended "a strong, uniform …

College & University

Trump's Democratic tax dilemma

President Trump and GOP leaders in Congress could face a challenge in winning support from Senate Democrats for a tax cut package this fall.

U.S. Congress

White House’s muted denouncement of white supremacists causes backlash

WASHINGTON — President Trump faced a bipartisan wave of criticism Sunday for his failure to explicitly condemn the white supremacists whose …

Racism

Senate Bill 720: Making It A Crime To Support Palestinian Human Rights

Senators must stop hiding behind hollow support of a "two-state solution" that this bill would make impossible.<p>It is fascinating to watch some U.S. senators tripping over themselves as they attempt to defend their support for or opposition to proposed legislation that would make it a federal crime …

Kirsten Gillibrand

Donald Trump under fire after failing to denounce Virginia white supremacists

President laments ‘hatred, bigotry and violence from many sides’ but senior Republicans and Democrats demand condemnation of far-right extremists<p>Man charged with murder after car rams woman at protest<p>Donald Trump has faced bipartisan criticism after failing to explicitly condemn the role of white …

News (U.S.)

Republican and Democratic Senators: Charlottesville Violence Is Domestic Terrorism

(BEDMINISTER, N.J.) — President Donald Trump is blaming "many sides" for the violent clashes between white supremacists and counter-protesters in …

News (U.S.)

Progressive except Palestine: Letter to the editor

Thank you for your coverage of Sen. Ron Wyden's town hall, ("Wyden pressed on Israeli anti-boycott legislation, talks health care at Wilson High," …

Rights & Freedoms

Why legislation alone won’t solve the insecurity of the Internet of Things

Few people would argue that cybersecurity is in a parlous state. In the last few weeks, we’ve seen a connected car wash and fish tank hacked respectively and a smart gun unlocked and fired thanks to a magnet at the latest DefCon.<p>In response to the problem, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators has …

Internet of Things

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

Ron Wyden turns himself into a pretzel, by Katie MirandaI attended Senator Ron Wyden’s town hall on August 9 in Tualatin, Oregon. I was concerned …

Israeli Palestinian Conflict

The Obamacare repeal battle showed the power and limits of grassroots organizing

Five lessons the Obamacare repeal fight taught resistance organizers.<p>Jennifer Flynn Walker and Paul Davis are close friends, left-wing organizers who worked together as activists during the HIV/AIDS crisis of the 1990s and have trained hundreds of other activists since.<p>They’ve also both dedicated …

Politics

Dems Fight Back Against Trump's Attempt To Strip Nursing Home Residents Of Their Right To Sue

Senate Democrats are furious over Trump’s attempt to strip nursing home residents and their families of their right to sue. In fact, on Monday, Sens. …

Al Franken

At town hall, Sen. Warren says Israel Anti-Boycott Act ‘violates our basic constitution’

The Democratic groundswell against the Israel Anti Boycott bill continues to build, and progressive party leaders are falling into line. The issue is …

Israeli Palestinian Conflict

‘Pummeled’ at town hall, Sen. Wyden says Israel Anti Boycott law is needed because ‘movement has grown’

Recent days have brought unmistakable signs that Israel is becoming a hot potato issue inside the Democratic base, and on Saturday Sen. Ron Wyden of …

Israeli Palestinian Conflict

Elizabeth Warren Comes Out Against Senate's Anti-BDS Bill

As debate continues to rage over the Israel Anti-Boycott Act, and one rumored 2020 presidential candidate distances herself from it, another …

New York City

31 Senators Ask Trump Administration To Not Strip Nursing Home Residents, Families Of Their Legal Rights

Nursing homes and assisted living facilities in the U.S. have faced increasing criticism for shoddy care and bad business practices. At the same …

Consumer Protection

Wyden pressed on Israeli anti-boycott legislation, talks healthcare at Wilson High

In his first town hall meeting of the summer Congressional recess, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden talked healthcare, Israel and Trump with a crowd that at times …

United States

The 'swamp' defies Trump: How the creatures of Washington are turning on him

The waters of the so−called swamp are starting to rise around Donald Trump, with various creatures of Washington’s political marshes threatening his …

Canadian News

Congress Is Trying to Shore Up US Cyber Security

Credit: Pixabay<p>Remember how much digital ink we’ve spilled talking about how bad modern cyber security is? Well! Now Congress is actually (maybe!) …

Cybersecurity

Democrats Need to Find Their Voice on Tax Reform

Robert L. BorosageAnd they need to do it fast. The post Democrats Need to Find Their Voice on Tax Reform appeared first on The Nation.

Liberal View

Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017

The United States Senate is making moves to protect consumer interests, data, and privacy with regard to the Internet of Things (IoT). Recently, U.S. …

Internet of Things

China has 'all kinds of weapons' to take on Trump threats, says ex-trade adviser

As Trump reportedly plans to investigate alleged intellectual property and trade abuses, ex-adviser to Beijing warns of lawsuits and other forms of retaliation<p>China has “all kinds of weapons and ammunition” to fight back against Donald Trump’s “petulant” threat to investigate alleged Chinese …

China

Trump delays announcement of trade action against China

In the latest delay of a White House trade move, a planned Friday announcement of President Donald Trump's trade action against China has been postponed, two people familiar with the matter said.<p>Sources previously told POLITICO Trump was slated to hold an event at the White House on Friday in which …

Politics

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The Senate Intelligence Committee grilled three of President Donald Trump’s nominations for key intelligence roles Wednesday in the first set of …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Trump joins long history of presidents fuming over leaks

Justice Department, intelligence officials prepare to answer Trump's call for a leak crackdown.<p>The Trump administration’s campaign to hunt down and prosecute leakers is aimed at sending a chill down the spine of anyone considering handing classified information to the media, but it could also …

National Security Agency (NSA)