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NSA surveillance expansion bill moves to House for a vote

Intelligence officials might not get the permanent surveillance powers they're looking for, but they could get some key concessions all the same. The House Intelligence Committee has passed the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017 in a partis…
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The U.K.’s first-ever ‘plastic’ £5 bill has really upset vegans

When the Bank of England released its first-ever “plastic” bill in September, it proudly highlighted its many security measures aimed at deterring counterfeiters. But this week a revelation about the new bill appears to have upset a number of vegans….

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Sprint customers can now pay for Napster with through their Sprint bill

Sprint is making it easier for customers to pay for Napster — now customers of both can pay for Napster through their Sprint bill. The change will be a much bigger deal for Napster than Spotify or Sprint.

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A new bill will force companies to place a backdoor in their devices to undermine their own encryption

The Feinstein-Burr anti-encryption bill, also known as the Compliance with Court Orders Act of 2016, has officially surfaced. Here’s everything you need to know about the bill, which is still a draft at the moment.

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Senators behind encryption bill know how the FBI hacked the iPhone

The FBI isn’t ready to tell Apple or the general public how it cracked the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone, but it’s disclosing that information to Senators — notably two behind an bill that would force companies to comply with court orders.

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Pay your credit card bill using the Amazon Echo

Too busy whipping up a soufflé to check your bank balance online? You can now ask Amazon's Echo devices to give you the info, thanks to a partnership with Capital One. You just need to say "Alexa, ask Capital One for my Quicksilver card balanc…
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Weekly Rewind: iPhone sales slow, Google beats Go, Bill Nye wants electric NASCAR

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on, in fact, that it’s almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories.

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Senate blocks NSA reform bill and Patriot Act extensions

The USA Freedom Act aimed at addressing the NSA’s bulk collecting of phone call metadata was approved by the House of Representatives ten days ago, but blocked by the Senate tonight (live video stream here). The Section 215 provisions of the Patriot …
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