• This Week In Tech Policy

    • Gardner, Bennet Introduce Cybersecurity Legislation to Protect Energy Grid
    • U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) introduced the Enhancing State Energy Security Planning and Emergency Preparedness Act and the Enhancing Grid Security through Public-Private Partnerships Act today to protect the country’s energy grid from cyber-attacks.

    • Crow’s Bill to Address Cyber Security at Small Businesses Passes the House Unanimously
    • The House passed by a voice vote Rep. Jason Crow’s bill, the SBA Cyber Awareness Act (H.R. 2331). The bill, which Crow introduced alongside Representatives Troy Balderson (R-OH), Nydia Velázquez (D-NY), and Steve Chabot (R-OH), was originally introduced in April. The bill now heads to the Senate where it also enjoys bipartisan support. READ MORE

    • FTC Approves Roughly $5 Billion Facebook Settlement
      The Federal Trade Commission has endorsed a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook Inc. over a long-running probe into the tech giant’s privacy missteps.

    • Face-aging app rejuvenates old privacy questions
      A viral photo-filter app that lets people see older versions of themselves is highlighting concerns about handing personal information to overseas-developed apps, as well as any app that has vague privacy policies.