Senators questioning big corps over selling user data to foreign companies

U.S. 04/04/21, 19:15

A bipartisan group of senators is questioning eight big U.S. companies over the sharing of American consumer data to international bidders, which is often used for digital ads. “We write to seek information about your company’s sharing of Americans’ personal data in order to understand how that information may be obtained ...

Senators question FBI on Russian hack of voting firm

U.S. 06/12/19, 13:25

Two U.S. senators asked the FBI on Wednesday to explain what it has done to investigate the suspected hack by Russian intelligence of a Florida-based voting software company before the 2016 election.In a letter sent to FBI Director Christopher Wray, Democratic Sens. Ron Wyden of Oregon and Amy Klobuchar of ...

US senator seeks safe passage for Blazers star Enes Kanter

Sports 05/14/19, 18:11

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden wants to ensure Portland Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter, a Turkish star whom Turkey wants arrested for his criticism of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, will be able to safely travel to Canada for a possible NBA championship series against the Toronto RaptorsThe Oregon senator wrote Tuesday ...

Senators question care of unaccompanied migrant children

Politics 05/09/19, 15:57

The Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate Finance Committee are questioning whether the Trump administration is neglecting its duty to protect unaccompanied immigrant children in its care amid allegations of misconduct at federally funded shelters. Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Ron Wyden of Oregon have asked for data on ...

Democrats want feds to target the ‘black box’ of AI bias

Business 04/10/19, 13:00

Congress is starting to show interest in prying open the "black box" of tech companies' artificial intelligence with oversight that parallels how the federal government checks under car hoods and audits banks. One proposal introduced Wednesday and co-sponsored by a Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Cory Booker, would require big companies to ...

Going green: States would get free hand under pot bill

U.S. 02/08/19, 14:31

Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden proposed legislation Friday that would give states a free hand to allow legal cannabis markets without the threat of federal criminal intervention, a move that marked the latest push in Congress to bolster the nation's burgeoning pot industry.The proposal, identical to a bill in the House, ...

Ailing US worker: Government needs to reactivate insurance

U.S. 01/18/19, 01:25

An ailing U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service worker in Oregon said she can't learn why her federally paid insurance lapsed months ago or get it reinstated because of the partial government shutdown, leaving her scrambling to find a way to pay for nutrients that keep her alive.Jasmine Tool said she ...

AT&T to end all location-data sales to data brokers

Business 01/10/19, 21:27

AT&T says it will stop selling all location data from mobile phones to brokers following a report that companies are still selling that information to shadowy companies without customer knowledge.Last year, AT&T and other carriers pledged to stop providing location information to data brokers. But AT&T made an exception for ...

Former Trail Blazers owner Weinberg died at 92

Sports 01/03/19, 20:04

Larry Weinberg, one of the founders and original owners of the Portland Trail Blazers, has died. He was 92.Weinberg's death was announced Wednesday by the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee.KATU reports that Weinberg was one of three partners who got the franchise started as an NBA expansion team in 1970 ...

Update: Oregon lawmaker blasts coal export proposal

Asia & Pacific 10/15/18, 13:43

The Latest on the Trump administration considering the use of military bases or other federal facilities to export fossil fuels (all times local):11:30 a.m.Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden says the Trump administration is "trampling" on the rights of West Coast communities as it considers using military bases or other federal facilities ...

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