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    Senate Delays NSA Bulk Collection Vote

    Will Reconvene May 31 to Decide Whether to Scrap Program By Howard Anderson
    Senate Delays NSA Bulk Collection Vote

    The U.S. Senate has delayed until May 31 a decision on whether to follow the House and approve a proposal to scrap the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' telephone metadata.

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    Committee Passes Bill Altering HIPAA

    Research-Boosting Legislation Calls for Changing Privacy Rule By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    Committee Passes Bill Altering HIPAA

    The 21st Century Cure bill, designed to advance medical research and innovation, has passed another Congressional hurdle without any revisions to controversial provisions that call for significant changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule.

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    UK Quietly Rewrote Hacking Law

    Prosecution Exemption Now Applies to Police, Spies By Mathew J. Schwartz
    UK Quietly Rewrote Hacking Law

    The British government rewrote the country's computer abuse law in March to shield law enforcement and intelligence agencies from being prosecuted for hacking. The move, which just came to light, appears to have been driven by a legal claim.

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    House Votes to Ban NSA Bulk Collection

    USA Freedom Act Passes by Wide Margin By Eric Chabrow
    House Votes to Ban NSA Bulk Collection

    Legislation to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of telephone records won overwhelming approval in the House of Representatives, but its fate in the Senate remains far from certain.

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    Obama Backs Ban on NSA Bulk Collection

    Administration Urges Congress to Pass USA Freedom Act By Eric Chabrow
    Obama Backs Ban on NSA Bulk Collection

    President Obama is strongly urging the House and Senate to pass the USA Freedom Act, a bipartisan bill that would ban the National Security Agency's bulk collection of metadata on American citizens' telephone calls.

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