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As cameras roll, South Carolina reality show cast member makes bid for U.S. Senate

EDISTO ISLAND S.C. (Reuters) – When independent U.S. Senate candidate Thomas Ravenel made a case for voters choosing him over Republican incumbent Lindsey Graham this month, only a few dozen people showed up at his 19th-century home on a South … Continue reading

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Chinese hacked U.S. military contractors, Senate panel finds

By Ros Krasny WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hackers associated with the Chinese government have repeatedly infiltrated the computer systems of U.S. airlines, technology companies and other contractors involved in the movement of U.S. troops and military equipment, a U.S. Senate panel … Continue reading

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Chinese hackers breach U.S. military contractors: Senate probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hackers associated with the Chinese government have repeatedly breached the computer systems of U.S. companies, including airlines and technology firms, that are involved in the movement of U.S. troops and military equipment, a U.S. Senate panel has … Continue reading

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Obama defends CIA head on Senate spies

Brennan faces calls to resign but White House stands by director after he admitted that his agency spied on intelligence committee members’ computers Asia homepage

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Cellphone users hit for ‘hundreds of millions’ in bogus charges: Senate study

By Diane Bartz WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. mobile phone users have likely paid hundreds of millions of dollars in unauthorized charges "crammed" onto their bills, according to a report released by the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday ahead of … Continue reading

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Wall St money backs Senate Republicans

Democrats are losing the battle for campaign donations from the financial industry, which is betting conservative candidates can win control of Congress Asia homepage

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U.S. Senate committee advances bill on cell phone unlocking

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved bringing before the full Senate legislation that would give mobile-phone users the right to “unlock” their devices and use them on competitors’ wireless networks, something that is now technically illegal. The bill … Continue reading

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Senate Intelligence Committee approves cybersecurity bill

(Reuters) – The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee approved a bill on Tuesday to encourage companies to exchange information with the government on hacking attempts and cybersecurity threats, officials said. Despite concerns by some that the measure does not do enough … Continue reading

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Mexico senate approves telecom reform

Lower house expected to pass curbs to Carlos Slim empire early next week after long delay to key plank of presidential agenda Asia homepage

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The senate is still trying to jam through its hugely controversial cybersecurity bill

The federal government refuses to let one of the most controversial Internet bills ever conceived die. CISPA, as it was known when it was introduced in 2011, made a temporary resurgence last year only to meet the same opposition that had … Continue reading

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