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April 24th • The Right to Know Act of 2013, which seeks to give consumers more access to what kind of data companies are collecting, hit a roadblock last week: Silicon Valley lobbyists.
April 16th • At a legal conference last week, two FTC directors came out in favor of what's known as a 6(b) investigation into Patent Assertion Entities (née patent trolls), Ars Technica reports. The support, from Howard Shelanski, who directs the FTC's bureau of economics, and Richard Feinstein, who directs the bureau of competition, is notable for a couple of reasons.
April 3rd • The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act goes into markup next week, in a session that will likely be kept secret from the public, despite a great amount of interest and opposition.
March 13th • Intelligence officials say cyberespionage and cyberattacks have supplanted terrorism as the biggest threat to national security. China still denies involvement in any such thing, though it is "willing" to have "constructive dialogue," and it may not even be the biggest threat.
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