EPIC Urges Senate Committee to Press FCC on Privacy

EPIC has sent a statement to the Senate Commerce Committee for a hearing on the Federal Communications Commission. EPIC urged the Committee to push the FCC to protect online privacy. EPIC also asked the Committee to press the FCC to repeal a regulation that requires…

Faxploit – Malicious Fax Machine Can Let Hackers Take Over The Entire Network

While we have been hearing plenty of peculiar reports from the Def Con hacker conference, here comes another piece of Faxploit – Fax Machines Allow Hackers To Take Over An Entire Network on Latest Hacking News. VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Faxploit – Malicious Fax Machine…

For Internet Policy, EPIC Urges Congress to Update U.S. Privacy Laws

In advance of a hearing on “The Internet and Digital Communications: Examining the Impact of Global Internet Governance,” EPIC urged the Senate Commerce Committee to prioritize updating U.S. privacy law to respond to changes in technology. “The failure of the United States to address the…

EPIC Urges House Committee to Push FCC on Comprehensive Privacy Plan

EPIC has sent a statement to the House Commerce Committee for a hearing on the Federal Communications Commission. EPIC urged the Committee to push the FCC to develop a comprehensive plan for online privacy. EPIC also asked the Committee to press the nominees to repeal…

For House Hearing, EPIC Urges FTC to Unwind WhatsApp Deal, Enforce Facebook Consent Order

EPIC has sent a statement to the House Energy and Commerce Committee in advance of a hearing on “Oversight of the Federal Trade Commission.” EPIC told the Committee to urge the new FTC leadership to enforce the Facebook Consent Order and unwind the Facebook-WhatsApp merger…

EPIC To Congress: Require Algorithmic Transparency For Dominant Internet Firms

In advance of a hearing on Filtering Practices of Social Media Companies, EPIC has sent a statement to the House Judiciary Committee. EPIC said that “algorithmic transparency” could help establish fairness, transparency, and accountability for much of what users see online. In 2011, EPIC sent…

Life Changing ‘Near Death Experience’ Saved a Drug Buyer from Prison

Judge Robert Pawson, at a sentencing hearing in Swindon Crown Court, sentenced a heavy user of ecstasy to nothing but a suspended sentence after hearing how a near death experience had changed the (now former) drug user’s outlook on life. Steven Hancock, 46, frequently purchased…

EPIC to Congress: Declassified Russian Meddling Report Should be Released

In advance of a joint Committee hearing on “Oversight of FBI and DOJ Actions Surrounding the 2016 Election,” EPIC has sent a statement to the House Judiciary and House Oversight Committees urging the release of the complete declassified Intelligence Community report on Russian interference in…

EPIC Advises Congress to Protect Consumer Call Records

In advance of the hearing “Protecting Customer Proprietary Network Information in the Internet Age,” EPIC urged Congress to protect the privacy of users of third-party apps, such as WhatsApp and Google Voice. The Telecommunications Act of 1996 protects the privacy of “CPNI” — phone numbers…

EPIC to Congress: Warrant Should be Required for Searches of Phones at Border

In advance of a hearing on “Examining Warrantless Smartphone Searches at the Border,” EPIC has sent a statement to the Senate urging a warrant requirement for searches of electronic devices at the border. EPIC recently filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against Immigration and…