Senate Intelligence Committee's computers were accessed states internal investigation
It turns out that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) did access Senate computers in an improper fashion as they have been accused of earlier this year. Back in March, California Senator Diane Feinstein claimed that the intelligence agency had accessed the computers of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, searching for a document relating to research into the agency's detention and interrogation program.
Bill headed to oval office, with Obama willing to sign
In an unexpected move, and avoiding a potential fight, the House of Representatives has passed bill S517, aiming to make cellphone unlocking legal. The amended bill, passed by the Senate last week, was passed with no changes -- a controversial clause of the bill previously passed by the House, prohibiting bulk unlocking by companies, has been removed from the final passed version.
Wyden, Boxer, Franken among Senators concerned with net neutrality proposal
In a letter addressed to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler on Friday, 11 United States Senators voiced their concerns over the newly-proposed net neutrality rules by the FCC that may be heading to vote this week. The letter specifically points to the problems and inequality the proposal may promote, including "paid prioritization arrangements."
Bill requires businesses with $1 million annual sales to collect sales tax
The US Senate voted to move the online sales tax bill forward. The bill, known as the "Marketplace Fairness Act," will mandate collection of sales tax for purchases even across state lines by companies having annual online sales of more than $1 million per year. The bill was passed by a 74-20 margin, greatly exceeding the 60 votes is needed for cloture.