US House of Representatives Passes Bill Against Illegal Use of Cryptocurrencies.

The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill intended to help prevent the illegal use of cryptocurrencies. The bill is meant to stop the use of cryptocurrencies including bitcoin, monero, dash, and Zcash, in online markets to carry out illegal activities such as drug…

Secret Service Wants Congress to Regulate Anonymous Cryptocurrencies, Coin Mixing, and Mining Pools

The United States House of Representatives’ Committee on Financial Services’ Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance recently held a hearing on the Illicit Use of Virtual Currency and the Law Enforcement Response. The only three people to testify at the hearing before the Subcommittee on…

Antibiotics, public health, drug resistance, Congress

7/1/18 Public health Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Representatives in the U.S. House of Representatives last week introduced a bipartisan bill to encourage the development of new antibiotics, a move one expert called the most important antibiotic legislation in a generation. read more VISIT THE…

Email Privacy Act Comes Back Hopefully to Stay

The Email Privacy Act is back. We hope it can stay. The House of Representatives passed a bill this week called the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorizes the nation’s military and defense programs. Earlier in the week, scores of Representatives offered amendments to…

Stop Another Expansion of Copyright: Tell the Senate to Vote No on S. 2823

The House of Representatives has combined the largely good Music Modernization Act with the CLASSICS Act, which would add new royalties and penalties to recordings made before 1972, without giving anything back to the public. That same mistake was replicated in the Senate with S….

The Post-TPP Future of Digital Trade in Asia

On March 8, trade representatives from eleven Pacific rim countries including Canada, Mexico, Japan, and Australia are expected to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership, now known as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). The agreement has been slimmed down both in its content—22…

House Vote on FOSTA is a Win for Censorship

The bill passed today 388-25 by the US House of Representatives marks an unprecedented push towards Internet censorship, and does nothing to fight sex traffickers. H.R. 1865, the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA), allows for private lawsuits and criminal…

A Step in the Right Direction: House Passes the Cyber Vulnerability Disclosure Reporting Act

The House of Representatives passed the “Cyber Vulnerability Disclosure Reporting Act” this week. While the bill is quite limited in scope, EFF applauds its goals and supports its passage in the Senate. H.R. 3202 is a short and simple bill, sponsored by Rep. Sheila Jackson…