Obama Orders Review of Hacking During 216 Election

President Obama’s top homeland security advisor Lisa Monaco announced today that the Administration has asked the intelligence community to conduct a “full review” of cyber activity during the 2016 election. In 2016, EPIC urged candidates for office to focus on data protection, calling it “the most important, least well understood issue” of the 2016 election. […]

EPIC's "Toys That Spy" Complaint Spurs Congressional Investigation

Senator Edward Markey (D-MA) has sent letters to toy maker Genesis Toys and speech technology developer Nuance Communications requesting information on their data collection from young children. The investigation follows EPIC’s complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission over “toys that spy” on children in violation of federal privacy laws. EPIC’s complaint, joined by the […]

Senate Explores Security of Ground Transportation, Witnesses Express Privacy Concerns

The Senate Commerce Committee examined security issues in road and railroad transportation. Witnesses expressed concerns about the cybersecurity of commercial trucking networks, customer data, and hacking of a truck’s braking systems. Witnesses also proposed a credentialing system for access port facilities. EPIC has submitted comments to NHTSA and testified before Congress on the safety and […]

Hillary Clinton Outraised Donald Trump Two to One, Last FEC Filings Show

Hillary Clinton Outraised Donald Trump Two to One, Last FEC Filings Show

Hillary Clinton, the Democratic National Committee, and the various political action committees (PACs) supporting her raised $1.2 billion for the 2016 elections, Politico reports based on the last campaign filings with the Federal Election Commission. Donald Trump, the Republicans, and the various PACs supporting him, meanwhile, raised $600 million. The Trump campaign spent nearly $100 […]

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Trump Will Remain Executive Producer of <em>Celebrity Apprentice</em>, Military Cadets Got Coloring Books, McMorris Rodgers for Interior Secretary: P.M. Links

President Donald Trump will stay on as an executive producer of Celebrity Apprentice because 2016, folks. Trump picked U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers to be Interior Secretary. A famous military academy gaves its cadets coloring books to help manage stress. Not sure Ohio State University stabber Abdul Artan belongs on a list of of people […]

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