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Senators are proposing additional ways to protect the communications of domestic abuse victims. Experts recommend something President Joe Biden could do right now to help boost trust in elections. And intelligence agencies have a fresh warning about China's potential thirst for your data. This is CyberScoop for Tuesday, February 2, 2021.

Another way to curb surveillance by abusers

Federal lawmakers want to create some useful tech-related policies for victims of domestic violence and stalking. The newly proposed Safe Connections Act emphasizes ways victims could safely extricate themselves from shared phone plans that enable their partners to spy on them. The bipartisan Senate bill would allow victims to leave shared plans without being required to pay any penalties or meet burdensome requirements; connect survivors with federal resources for alternative communications devices; and make it so call logs don’t maintain records of calls or texts to domestic abuse hotlines. Shannon Vavra has the details.

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Create new commission on trust in elections, experts say

President Joe Biden should act soon to create a new commission intended to promote trust in elections, two experts say, with the goal of providing a final report before the 2022 congressional midterm campaign ramps up. The commission would make recommendations about countering election-related misinformation and disinformation, while reviewing existing election technology for areas of potential improvement. “The Commission will not solve all the problems that ail our democracy, but its recommendations should lay the groundwork for a more informed, rational, and sober discussion of these issues,” say David Levine and William T. Adler on behalf of the Alliance for Securing Democracy and the Center for Democracy and Technology. Joe Warminsky has the story.

Of Chinese spies and genomes

U.S. intelligence officials have issued a fresh warning about Chinese spies exploiting health care data on Americans. The warning takes on added urgency in the pandemic, U.S. officials say, given the amount of personal data exchanged between labs to combat the coronavirus. The concern is that Beijing could pair DNA or other health datasets with the millions of records thought to be in the hands of Chinese spies from the OPM, Equifax and Anthem breaches. Sean Lyngaas breaks it down.

Evidence suggests Mynamar military partially blacked out internet

Mynamar's internet connectivity fell off in a big way amid a military coup on Monday, with signs pointing toward the government ordering it. It dropped to 50% of the ordinary levels before recovering some by later in the day. President Joe Biden condemned the military seizure of power and said the international community should pressure the military into lifting telecommunications restrictions. Tim Starks has the story.

FTC wraps up settlement with Zoom over security

Zoom reached a deal in November with the Federal Trade Commission to settle allegations it misrepresented its security and privacy protections for users. The FTC gave its official stamp of approval to the agreement on Monday, saying that the final version requires the videoconferencing company, as expected, to "implement a comprehensive security program, review any software updates for security flaws prior to release and ensure the updates will not hamper third-party security features," the FTC says. Read our initial coverage of the settlement.

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