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The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee’s Manufacturing, Trade, and Consumer Protection Subcommittee has scheduled a hearing for March 26 at 2:30 p.m. EDT on data privacy issues impacting small businesses and “the unique challenges they face with laws designed for larger companies.” […]

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House Democratic leadership plans to schedule a vote by the full House sometime in the next few weeks on H.R. 1644 the Save the Internet Act, which would roll back network neutrality rules to their 2015 level. 






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The now-former CIO and director of the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) IT enterprise John Edwards has been newly appointed as the deputy chief operating officer (COO) at the CIA.






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D.C. Metro is planning to hack cybersecurity systems over the next few months, but not to worry–they’re hacking their own 7000 Series railcars to determine whether missing cybersecurity measures in the railcar contract left Metro data exposed.






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Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Tom Cotton, R-Ark., asked the Senate Sergeant at Arms in a March 13 letter to disclose to each member of the Senate “the extent of the cyber threats faced by the U.S. Senate–and by extension, our democracy,” and said disclosure of that information was “imperative in order to help the U.S. Senate address important cyber-security needs.”






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The Director of National Intelligence has announced the appointment of Erin Joe as director of the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC), which as its name suggests integrates cyber threat data from government and other sources, facilitates threat-data sharing and supports government interagency planning of responses to adversaries.






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John Legere, CEO at T-Mobile U.S., told members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Communications and Technology Subcommittee at a hearing on Tuesday that the carrier does not use equipment provided by China-based Huawei or ZTE in its network, and pledged to “never” use gear from the two Chinese firm in T-Mobile’s 5G network.






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Sens. Edward Markey, D-Mass., and Josh Hawley, R-Mo., on Tuesday introduced legislation that would update the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), which became law in 1998 and regulates the ability of website and online service providers to collect information about users under the age of 13.






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An internal U.S. Navy report found that the service branch and its industry partners face a severe barrage of cyberattacks from China, according to an article from the Wall Street Journal today.






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Law firm Perkins Coie LLP has appointed Justin Cole senior media relations manager.  He was assistant vice president-public affairs at wireless industry trade group CTIA.






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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a fraud alert on March 1 to warn the public that scammers are spoofing DHS telephone numbers to obtain personally identifiable information and extort money from victims.






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