April 2016

REP. TED LIEU STATEMENT ON INTRODUCTION OF SENATE BILL TO END CONVERSION THERAPY

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Washington - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement following Senators Patty Murray (D | WA) and Cory Booker (D | NJ) introducing legislation to empower the Federal Trade Commission to crack down on so-called “conversion therapy” that falsely claims to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

Bill introduced to spare veterans from deportation

By RAFAEL BERNAL

The Hill

A bill to protect immigrant veterans of the U.S. military from deportation was introduced in the House Wednesday. "If we're [deporting] one veteran, that's one too many," Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), who introduced the legislation, told The Hill. The bill would allow authorities to waive action against veterans who are documented immigrants. To be eligible, veterans must have served at least 180 days in the armed forces and have no convictions for felonies, significant misdemeanors or more than three non-significant misdemeanors.

House Dem lashes out at company behind flawed government software

By CORY BENNETT

The Hill

A tech-focused House member on Wednesday went after the company behind vulnerable software that many believe left government secrets exposed to foreign spies. Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) lashed out during a House hearing exploring whether any government data was stolen as a result of the flaw in a software made by Juniper Networks.

POLITICO Morning Tech

By ALEX BYERS and KATE TUMMARELLO

POLITICO

FCC TELLS SECURITY TASK FORCE TO LOOK AT SS7 FLAW — The FCC wants its Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council to examine the mobile network flaw highlighted in Sunday’s “60 Minutes” report that can be used by hackers to listen in on phone calls. The report studied previously disclosed vulnerabilities in what’s known as SS7 — an older protocol that allows mobile networks connect with one another — that allowed hackers to surveil a cell phone via its phone number.

Tech panel chairman: People 'astonished' over mobile vulnerabilities

By DAVID McCABE

The Hill 

A top Republican lawmaker on tech issues said the House should look into whether mobile phone networks are vulnerable to hackers. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), who chairs the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, said Monday night that a “60 Minutes” report on the vulnerability was worrisome.

Dem wants Congress to investigate mobile network security

By CORY BENNETT

The Hill

A House Democrat is pressing for a congressional investigation into a mobile network flaw that could allow hackers to eavesdrop on phone conversations all over the world. The security defect was dramatically illustrated in a “60 Minutes” segment Sunday night, where Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) allowed hackers to tap into his iPhone using a vulnerability in the global network that connects phone carriers.

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