FAA Funding Bill Ignores Drone Surveillance Risks

Congress is considering legislation to reauthorize the FAA and expand drone integration, but the bill ignores pressing concerns about the privacy impact of drones. A previous version of the bill included privacy protections originally proposed by Sen. Markey and Rep. Welch in the Drone Aircraft…

Remove the Drone Shoot-Down and Biometric Surveillance Sections From the FAA Act

Congress should not broadly authorize federal agencies to destroy and wiretap private drones, or give its implied endorsement to biometric screening of domestic travelers and U.S. citizens. Congress definitely should not sneak these invasive provisions into a last-minute, must-pass, thousand-page bill. Yet Congress is poised…

Outstanding Outcomes at Mobile World Congress- Americas 2018

Well that was a really great conference.  Yes, Mobile World Congress – Americas 2018 has come and gone, and Cisco had a very positive impact during this past week.  I’m writing this blog to provide you with a recap of the event and activities where…

Cisco at Mobile World Congress Americas – 2018

…Cisco invites you to meet with us at Mobile World Congress. We have much to talk about including technology advances, success stories,and revenue generating ideas. We also have several key executives and subject matter experts ready to meeting with. In addition, we have several of…

Telling the Truth About Defects in Technology Should Never, Ever, Ever Be Illegal. EVER.

Congress has never made a law saying, “Corporations should get to decide who gets to publish truthful information about defects in their products,”— and the First Amendment wouldn’t allow such a law — but that hasn’t stopped corporations from conjuring one out of thin air,…

Summer Is the Season for Visiting Members of Congress

August has just begun, and that means the start of the summer recess for Congress. During that recess, most members of Congress—specifically members of the House of Representatives—will be coming home. And that means that you have the opportunity to meet and talk to them…

Over 20 US States Urge Congress to Protect Mid-Term Elections From Cyber Attacks

… Congress to act to prevent hackers from violating the integrity of … act to prevent the next attack — because our democracy depends on … US presidential elections, including through cyber attacks on voting systems. Russia has … VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Over 20 US States Urge Congress…

EPIC Joins Coalition Urging Congress to Investigate Destruction of Records on Family Separation

EPIC and a coalition of organizations sent a letter to Congress urging an investigation of the Department of Homeland Security’s records management practices. The concern follows the administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration enforcement policy and family unification efforts. Recent reports indicate that border agents are improperly destroying…

Over 15 Synthetic Darknet Drugs Found in Mexico

The Congress of the Union has asked the Comisión Nacional de Seguridad (or National Security Commission / CNS) to come up with strong strategies that can help in the fight against illegal drug trading in Mexico. This includes online businesses whose payments are made via…