Xavier Harding
at 09:42 AM Mar 3 2016
Hacks // 

The Apple-versus-FBI debate continued today in front of Congress. The FBI retrieved an iPhone belonging to one of the shooters involved in the San Bernardino, California shooting. The FBI believes that information crucial to the case can be found on the smartphone, but, without the device's passcode, is unable to access it. With Apple refusing to provide a new version of their software that allows the FBI to hack the iPhone more easily, matters have been taken to Washington.

Mary Beth Griggs
at 09:55 AM Sep 28 2015
Science // 

Believe it or not, it turns out there is one thing members of Congress can agree on: Pollutants are not good, and maybe we should do something about really bad pollutants getting released into the atmosphere. Ahead of the Pope's speech to a joint session of Congress today, two senators re-introduced a bipartisan climate bill.

Clay Dillow
at 08:09 AM Feb 16 2012

Just a week after US Congress finally passed an FAA spending bill requiring the aviation regulator to expedite the integration of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) into the national airspace, President Barack Obama has already signed it into law.

Rebecca Boyle
at 07:07 AM Nov 2 2011
Tech // 

Beijing officials are denying accusations the Chinese military interfered with two US Earth-monitoring satellites, the wires are reporting today. On Friday, a draft report to the US Congress said at least two satellites were tampered with four or more times in 2007 and 2008, and that the breaches were consistent with Chinese military strategy. Given that the Pentagon has said cyberattacks are akin to an opening salvo in a traditional military conflict, this sounds like very troubling news.

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