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Dustin Volz

Dustin Volz Dustin Volz is a staff correspondent for National Journal covering tech policy. His work has previously appeared in The Washington Post, The Center for Public Integrity, and The Arizona Republic. Dustin is a graduate of Arizona State University and a publisher of Downtown Devil, a hyper-local news site serving the downtown Phoenix community. Before arriving at National Journal, Dustin spent nine months teaching English at a high school in Indonesia through a Fulbright scholarship.
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Feinstein’s NSA Bill Is Officially on Life Support

December 18, 2013 More than 50 civil-liberties and Internet-freedom groups sent a letter to Congress on Wednesday strongly rejecting a bill to reform the National Security Agency's data-collection programs because it would "entrench some of the worst forms of NSA surveillance." The coalition is targeting the FISA Improvements Act, a measure championed by...

Task Force Blasts NSA's Collection and Storage of Personal Data

December 18, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Following a federal ruling Monday calling the National Security Agency's mass surveillance programs "almost Orwellian," the White House has released a report from a group of presidential advisers on reforming the organization. The report, compiled by a surveillance review board created in August, recommends 46 changes to the NSA's counterterrorism...

Let Supreme Court Decide if NSA Surveillance Is Constitutional, Key Senator Says

December 18, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A federal judge's ruling that the National Security Agency's surveillance programs are likely unconstitutional sent shock waves through Congress, which remains divided over how much—or whether—to curtail the NSA's data collection. As some members concerned about safeguarding civil liberties seized Monday's opinion as a sign of progress, Senate Intelligence Committee...

Feinstein: Let Supreme Court Decide the Fate of NSA's Surveillance Programs

December 18, 2013 A federal judge's ruling that the National Security Agency's surveillance programs are likely unconstitutional sent shock waves through Congress, which remains divided over how much—or whether—to curtail the NSA's data collection. As some members concerned about safeguarding civil liberties seized Monday's opinion as a sign of progress, Senate Intelligence Committee...

NSA Chief: Protecting Americans From Terrorism 'Like Holding a Hornet's Nest'

December 12, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow National Security Agency chief Keith Alexander told Congress on Wednesday that he knows no better way to ensure the safety of Americans from terrorism than the agency's controversial domestic surveillance programs, which he conceded have the potential to be "extremely intrusive." "I agree that what Congress, the courts, and the...

Commentary: The Health Care Digital Divide

November 25, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Red-State America's abdication on Obamacare sparked fears of a nation divided, one in which some citizens enjoyed shiny new insurance exchanges while their brethren languished in failed or failing systems. Today, that nightmare is nigh: The federally run exchanges are at a near-standstill thanks to a website so buggy that...

Senator Pushes for Protection From Drones' Prying Eyes

November 6, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow As the Federal Aviation Administration assesses whether commercial skies are ready for commercial, nonmilitary drones in the near future, some lawmakers are attempting to capitalize on the data-surveillance debate by pushing for preemptive privacy regulations on the still-grounded industry. Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., introduced a bill this week that would...

Markey Bill Requires Warrants for Domestic Drones

November 6, 2013 As the Federal Aviation Administration assesses whether commercial skies are ready for commercial, nonmilitary drones in the near future, some lawmakers are attempting to capitalize on the data-surveillance debate by pushing for preemptive privacy regulations on the still-grounded industry. Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., introduced a bill this week that would...

Latest NSA Overreach Awakens Tech Giants in Washington

November 4, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The most recent round of National Security Agency revelations have prompted major tech firms to publicly take a stronger stance against government surveillance activities, an escalation that could portend a shift in the way Silicon Valley does business in Washington. A group of six tech behemoths—Google, Yahoo, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft,...

NSA Overreach Awakens Tech Giants

November 4, 2013 The most recent round of National Security Agency revelations have prompted major tech firms to publicly take a stronger stance against government surveillance activities, an escalation that could portend a shift in the way Silicon Valley does business in Washington. A group of six tech behemoths—Google, Yahoo, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft,...