Tag: <span>Congress</span>

Aquino urges Philippine Congress to pass Muslim autonomy measure

Posted December 08, 2015 23:22:51 Philippine president Benigno Aquino has urged Congress to pass a bill providing greater autonomy to a Muslim minority in the country’s south, the next step in ending a 45-year insurgency. The separatist conflict on the southern island of Mindanao has killed much more than 120,000 individuals and displaced two million….

Interstate Swatting Hoax Act introduced in Congress to close legal loopholes

Agen Sabung Ayam Enlarge / Property of Representatives member Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) The practice of swatting—meaning, reporting fake threats at an individual else’s location with the hopes of inciting a major response like a SWAT team visit—has expanded in recent years thanks to elements such as the rise of phone-masking services and Internet communities egging the act on. But…

Manhattan DA demands Congress require mobile phone backdoors

Agen Sabung Ayam (credit: Wikipedia) Cyrus Vance, Jr., the Manhattan district lawyer and an outspoken critic of encryption, named on Congress to adopt legislation mandating that mobile telephone makers like Apple and Google bake backdoors into their smartphones. Vance stated it is “government’s principal duty to preserve its residents secure, and that a government cannot…