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Sens. Richard Burr, Dianne Feinstein Introduce Draft Encryption Bill

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the committee’s vice chairman, have unveiled the draft of a bill that would require technology companies to help law enforcement agencies decipher encrypted data in compliance with court orders. Burr’s office said in a release posted Wednesday the Compliance …

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FBI’s James Comey: Conversation Needed on Encryption’s Impacts to National Security, Law Enforcement

FBI Director James Comey has called on the U.S. government and the public to work together and identify ways to discuss issues of security and privacy related to encryption. Comey noted in a speech delivered Wednesday at the Center for the Study of American Democracy Biennial Conference at Kenyon College in Ohio that it is challenging to establish …

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Reuters: White House Refuses to Publicly Support Draft Encryption Bill

The White House has declined to publicly support the draft legislation co-authored by Sens. Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein that will require technology companies to assist law enforcement officers in breaking data encryption, Reuters reported Thursday. Mark Hosenball and Dustin Volz write the White House has reviewed the draft and provided feedback but is presumed to give minimal public acknowledgement …

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US Government Inks Mobile Payment Deal with Apple

The U.S. government has signed a deal with Apple Inc. that authorizes federal employees to process government purchases using the Cupertino, California-based company’s mobile payment system, FedScoop reported Friday. Wyatt Kash writes Apple CEO Tim Cook announced during a cybersecurity summit at Stanford University that the government will begin to use the …

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Mark Orndorff: DISA Works with Smartphone Makers to Meet Pentagon’s Mobile Deployment Goals

The Defense Information Systems Agency collaborates with Apple, Samsung and BlackBerry to expedite a process for mobile device vendors to obtain federal security authorization for their products, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jared Serbu writes Mark Orndorff, mission assurance executive at DISA, said partnerships with industry allows the agency to …

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John Kerry: US Could Open $6T Renewable Energy Market Through Grid Updates

Secretary of State John Kerry says the U.S. could modernize its nationwide electricity infrastructure and facilitate wider adoption of energy, moves he believes could help open up a $6 trillion renewable energy market, Reuters reported Monday. Valerie Volcovici writes that Kerry brought up the idea of a national transmission system to energy distributors increase …

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Fixmo to Build Pentagon Mobile Mgmt Platform

The Defense Department has hired mobile security company Fixmo to develop a mobile device management platform for Pentagon staff to access email and calendar activities and browse the Internet using Google Android and Apple mobile devices, Defense News reported Monday. Nicole Blake Johnson writes the Pentagon is acquiring a monitoring …

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Former EPA Head Lisa Jackson Joins Apple

Lisa Jackson, who left her post as U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief earlier this year, has joined Apple as vice president for environmental initiatives, the San Jose Mercury News reported Wednesday. Dana Hull writes Jackson said in an official statement that Apple aims to remove toxins in products and use …

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