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 2022-05-25 04:25 

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Lawmakers ask Google to stop collecting location data before reversal of abortion rights...

Senator Ron Wyden and 41 other Democratic lawmakers are urging Google to stop collecting and keeping location data that could be used against people who've had or are seeking abortions. In a letter (PDF) to Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai, the lawmakers re...

 2022-05-18 19:11 

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Democratic lawmakers want FTC to investigate controversial identity firm ID.me...

A group of Democratic lawmakers led by Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon is calling on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate ID.me, the controversial identification company best known for its work with the Internal Revenue Service. In a letter addressed t...

 2022-02-11 10:45 

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Senator letter claims a secret CIA surveillance program is bulk collecting data...

The CIA has been conducting a secret mass surveillance program that affects Americans' privacy, according to a newly declassified letter (PDF) by US Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.). In the letter dated April of 2021, the member...

 2022-02-09 08:05 

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Twitter parts ways with two-factor provider following claims of secret surveillance...

Twitter has informed US Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) that it's transitioning away from using Mitto AG's services to deliver two-factor authentication codes to its users, according to Bloomberg . Swiss tech firm Mitto is an established provider of auto...

 2022-02-07 19:56 

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IRS says it will back away from facial recognition amid outcry...

It didn't take long for the Internal Revenue Service to respond to pressure to drop facial recognition . The agency has told Senator Ron Wyden it plans to back away from using facial recognition for verification purposes. Wyden cautioned the transitio...

 2022-02-03 20:58 

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Democratic lawmakers take another stab at AI bias legislation...

Democrats in Congress on Thursday renewed a push to hold tech companies accountable for bias in their algorithms. Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Cory Booker (D-NJ), along with House representative Yvette Clarke (D-NY) introduced an updated version of a bil...

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