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August 30, 2016 In The News

Amnesty International has accused the U.S. of “deadly hypocrisy” for its massive arms deals with Middle East governments that have carried out war crimes and other violations of international law.

August 30, 2016 In The News

Two California representatives called Monday for a congressional investigation of opioid manufacturers, citing a Los Angeles Times investigation that found that the maker of OxyContin collected extensive evidence of criminal trafficking of its drug but in many cases did not alert law enforcement.

August 26, 2016 In The News

U.S. Representative Ted W. Lieu, from the 33rd District of California, called on the FCC to expedite the investigation it started on the Signaling System Seven (SS7) earlier this this April. The call comes after recent reports of alleged Russian hacking of members of the U.S. Congress.

August 26, 2016 In The News

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) is calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to accelerate its investigation of the Signal System 7 (SS7) flaw.

August 26, 2016 In The News

Hundreds of members of Congress may have had all of their cellular voice and text data intercepted by foreign governments before a leak of their information came to light this month, Rep. Ted Lieu said Wednesday.

August 26, 2016 In The News

A documented weakness in Signaling System 7 has been shown to allow widespread interception of phone calls and text messages (SS7 is the public switched telephone network signaling protocol used to set up and route phone calls; it also allows for things like phone number portability).

August 26, 2016 In The News

Rep. Ted Lieu, who has a degree is computer science, urged his colleagues Thursday to hold a hearing on mobile phone security after Apple rushed to repair critical iPhone vulnerabilities reportedly being leveraged by state-sponsored hackers.

August 26, 2016 In The News

Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., asked the FCC this week to step up its investigation of a Signaling System Seven (SS7) flaw following reports of alleged Russian hacking of members of the U.S. Congress.

August 26, 2016 In The News

As I have written recently, the $70 billion-per year global arms trade doesn’t get nearly enough coverage given its size, scope and devastating consequences. But a new report by the London-based charity Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) offers an important exception to that rule.

August 24, 2016 In The News

Rep. Ted Lieu  (D-Cal.) is pushing the Federal Communications Commission to speed up an investigation into a phone security flaw in light of a stolen database of Democratic congressional contact information being  posted online.

On Tuesday, Lieu sent a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler asking the FCC to “expedite” its look into flaws in the Signaling System Number 7 (SS7) protocol.

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