EPIC Urges Senate Judiciary to Examine FBI Response to Russian Cyber Attacks

PIC has sent a statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee ahead of Monday’s hearing “Examining the Inspector General’s First Report on Justice Department and FBI Actions in Advance of the 2016 Presidential Election.” EPIC urged the Committee to explore the FBI’s ability to respond to…

Does the Government Really Need this Much Power to Deal with an Attack of the Drones?

Earlier this week, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing on the Preventing Emerging Threats Act of 2018 (S. 2836), which would give the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security sweeping new authority to counter malicious drones. Officials…

The EU’s Copyright Proposal is Extremely Bad News for Everyone, Even (Especially!) Wikipedia

The pending update to the EU Copyright Directive is coming up for a committee vote on June 20 or 21 and a parliamentary vote either in early July or late September. While the directive fixes some longstanding problems with EU rules, it creates much, much…

Trump attacks New York Times over report on son’s campaign meeting

Donald Trump launched a Twitter attack on the New York Times … intelligence committee, rejected Trump’s attack. “If the Times story is … collusion, nor trafficking of allegedly hacked emails with WikiLeaks,” Stone said … VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Trump attacks New York Times over…

Here Are All the Problems With Trump’s Artificial Intelligence Council

… White House committee on artificial intelligence is pretty artificial itself. Last week the … was the culmination of the Artificial Intelligence for American Industry Summit, which … Trump’s Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence (or lack thereof) also raises … VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Here…

White House Establishes AI Advisory Committee

The White House has established the “Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence” to advise the President and coordinate AI policies among executive branch agencies. The Office of Science and Technology Policy, NSF, and DARPA will lead the interagency committee. According to the White House, the goals…

White House to Create Artificial Intelligence Task Force

… . The new Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence will operate under the National … Agency, the report said. “As artificial intelligence transforms everything from agriculture to … . “The White House’s new artificial intelligence advisory committee is a great … VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE…

U.S. House Report Finds FBI Cyberattack Victim Notification Inadequate

The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence has published a redacted version of its report on Russian interference with the 2016 Presidential Election. The report concludes that Russia did conduct cyberattacks on U.S. political institutions in 2015 and 2016. It also found that the FBI’s…

Platform Censorship Won’t Fix the Internet

The House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on “The Filtering Practices of Social Media Platforms” on April 26. Public attention to this issue is important: calls for online platform owners to police their members’ speech more heavily inevitably lead to legitimate voices being silenced…