Senate Judiciary Committee

WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 11: Ranking member Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) speaks with committee chairman Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Congress and intelligence officials spar over surveillance reforms

Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee remain unconvinced that existing reforms are sufficient to address abuse of surveillance authorities.
Sens. Richard Blumenthal, left, and Lindsey Graham appear at a news conference in Washington, D.C., on March 8, 2018. (JIM WATSON / AFP via Getty Images)

EARN IT Act gets no changes to encryption language in Senate committee

The bill would remove legal liability immunity from tech platforms found in violation of laws regarding child sexual abuse materials. But civil society groups see a dangerous…
The updated export controls go further in forcing foreign companies that use U.S. chipset technology to get a license before selling that technology to Huawei. (Getty Images)

White House executive order sets path for ban on Huawei

President Donald Trump issued an executive order Wednesday intended to prevent U.S. companies from conducting business with the Chinese-based tech giant.
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The Senate Judiciary Committee is in the early stages of crafting a bill that would compel tech companies to bypass encryption on consumer devices. (Getty)

Here comes the next round of encryption legislation

Senate Judiciary Committee staffers have started talking with technology companies on what would be in a bill that tackles the "going dark" problem.