Posts tagged as: House of Representatives

House Passes The USA Freedom Act to Limit NSA Phone Data Collection

The House of Representatives today passed the USA Freedom Act, meant to prevent the NSA from collecting Americans’ phone records, with a vote of 338 to 88. The NSA has been collecting Americans’ phone records in bulk since late 2001 under the auspices of Section 215 of the Patriot Act. The Patriot Act stands to […]

Bill to Legalize Phone Unlocking Clears House Judiciary Committee

The House Judiciary Committee has approved the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act, which will eventually make it legal for consumers to unlock their cellphones without first obtaining permission from their wireless carrier. It will also allow third parties to help consumers unlock their cell phones. Earlier this year, an exemption in copyright law […]

Congress Gives FCC Control Over Auction Rules

The US Senate and House of Representatives today reached a compromise a bill regulating the sale of unused spectrum once used for TV broadcasting. The bill has been reworded to give the FCC the authority to set the terms of the auction. As originally phrased, the FCC could have sold the majority of the unused […]

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