“The launch of HealthCare.gov was flawed and simply unacceptable,” Sebelius said.
THE LEDE: The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on Wednesday to examine the National Security Agency's surveillance programs.
The hearing will be the committee's first since the introduction of Chairman Patrick Leahy's (D-Vt.) USA Freedom Act, which would limit the NSA's power.
The hearing was originally scheduled for last month but was postponed when Republican committee members boycotted the judicial nominee vote immediately prior to the hearing.
The botched launch of the ObamaCare website has heightened worries that technical problems could cripple the Federal Communications Commission's upcoming auction of airwave licenses.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced last week that he will delay the auction from 2014 to mid-2015, in part to give the agency more time to test its technical systems.
"It is important for the auction to be completed as soon as possible, but one lesson from the disastrous rollout of Healthcare.gov is that a short delay of this complicated effort may be justified," Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) said during a Senate Commerce Committee hearing on Tuesday.
The California Department of Justice arrested a man Tuesday for operating a “revenge porn” site.
Revenge porn sites publish explicit photos, typically provided by scorned lovers of the photos’ subjects.
House members highlighted casino magnate Sheldon Adelson’s seemingly contradicting positions on online gambling during a Tuesday hearing on online gambling.
Adelson, CEO of the Las Vegas Sands Corp., has been a vocal opponent of state and federal attempts to legalize online gambling.
House lawmakers are doubling down on a push to legalize Internet gambling.
A privacy advocacy group is suing the Justice Department for access to reports on a National Security Agency program that collected Internet records in bulk.
The Electronic Privacy Information Center filed a lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act on Monday for the semiannual reports, which contain statistics on the now-discontinued surveillance program.
The NSA has acknowledged that it collected Internet "metadata," such as the "to" and "from" in emails as well as the time and date of emails. The program did not collect the contents of Internet communications.
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Several countries are considering moves to ban American firms in response to snooping.
"Let’s face it, airplane cabins are by nature noisy, crowded and confined,” a sponsor said.