Technology

Senate bill eliminates agency that sells free reports

Sens. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) introduced a bill Thursday that was inspired by the satirical Web tool, Let Me Google That For You — www.lmgtfy.com.

S. 2206, the Let Me Google That For You Act, would eliminate the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), which is charged with trying to sell government reports that are available online for free.

Read More...

Senators blast NSA for webcam spying

Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Mark Udall (D-Colo.) slammed the National Security Agency after reports that its surveillance program capture images from users’ webcams.

“We are extremely troubled by today's press report that a very large number of individuals — including law-abiding Americans — may have had private videos of themselves and their families intercepted and stored without any suspicion of wrongdoing,” the senators said in a joint statement Friday.

Read More...

Markey wants fingerprint-recognition guns

Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) announced Wednesday that he plans to introduce a bill that would require all U.S.-made firearms to be equipped with advanced fingerprint-recognition technology.

Markey said the Handgun Trigger Safety Act would reduce gun violence by making sure that if a gun falls into the wrong hands, it couldn’t be fired.

Read More...

Pages