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Patriot Act Reform Debate Heats Up

In two letters sent to Congress today, the Obama Department of Justice announced its support for reauthorization of three expiring provisions of the 2001 Patriot Act and its willingness to consider civil liberties amendments that do not diminish the effectiveness of the expiring provisions….

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Patriot Act Reform Debate Heats Up

In two letters sent to Congress today, the Obama Department of Justice announced its support for reauthorization of three expiring provisions of the 2001 Patriot Act and its willingness to consider civil liberties amendments that do not diminish the effectiveness of the expiring provisions….

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What’s Up With Einstein?

Last week, the Senate Intelligence Committee reported a bill that would require the government to disclose information about the intrusion detection system for government computers that has been dubbed, “Einstein.” Section 340 of the Intelligence Committee’s Intelligence Authorization Act for FY 2010 (S. 1494)…

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Cybersecurity Bill Jumpstarts Debate

The Cybersecurity Act of 2009, S. 773, introduced by Senators Rockefeller (D-WV) and Snowe (R-ME), has kicked off what promises to be an intense debate over the federal government’s cybersecurity policy. There’s broad consensus about the goal – better security for both governmental and…

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Laptop Search Hit Rate: Only 1.4%

The overwhelming majority of laptop searches at the border turn up no evidence of crime, according data presented by Deputy Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, Jayson P. Ahern. At a panel discussion on October 20, Ahern revealed that of the 169 laptops searched…

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