Ron Wyden

IRS under investigation for use of citizens’ phone location data

by • 2 weeks ago

The inspector general is reviewing an IRS unit's subscription to a commercial database containing the phone location data of millions of citizens.

$1B boost to TMF draws support from Senate Democrats

by • 3 months ago

The lawmakers are asking the Appropriations Committee to consider adding $1 billion in TMF funding in the forthcoming coronavirus relief package.

With help from NIST, Sen. Wyden wants us to be smarter about .zip files

by • 1 year ago

“Many people incorrectly believe password-protected .zip files can protect sensitive data. Indeed, many password-protected .zip files can be easily broken with off-the-shelf hacking tools,” the Oregon Democrat says in a letter to NIST.

New Senate bill targets bias in decision-making algorithms

by • 2 years ago

The Algorithmic Accountability Act would require that companies using decision-making algorithms study those equations for bias and correct it where found.

Senators want answers on State Department’s lack of multi-factor authentication

by • 2 years ago

State uses enhanced authentication on just 11 percent of required agency devices, according to reports.

CIO Dana Deasy sets plan to secure DOD websites

by • 2 years ago

DOD has been working to bring trust certificates and encryption across its public domains up to speed with industry standards for the past two to three years, Deasy wrote in a July 20 letter.

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