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Langevin Signs on to Anti-Piracy Alternative

Congressman James Langevin has signed on to an alternative to the controversial Stop Internet Piracy Act (SOPA) legislation in the House of Representatives.Langevin is now...
By David Scharfenberg  |  January 19, 2012

In the Phoenix: Web Piracy

I've got a cover story in today's Phoenix about the suddenly white hot debate over Internet piracy - a debate that has fired up the...
By David Scharfenberg  |  January 19, 2012

Cicilline is Opposed to Piracy Bill, Too

Representative David Cicilline has announced his opposition to the anti-Internet piracy bills, too, leaving Senator Sheldon Whitehouse as the lone supporter in the Rhode Island...
By David Scharfenberg  |  January 18, 2012

Reed Opposes Internet Piracy Bill

With the tide quickly turning on a pair of anti-Internet piracy bills before Congress - the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House and...
By David Scharfenberg  |  January 18, 2012

In the Phoenix: Turkeys!

The Phoenix hits the stands a day early this week, what with the holiday and all. And it's a fun issue. The cover story: our...
By David Scharfenberg  |  November 23, 2011

UPDATE: Langevin's Keynote

UPDATE: I checked in with Langevin's spokesman Jonathan Dworkin to get the Congressman's view on the political prospects of a recently promulgated House GOP package...
By David Scharfenberg  |  October 26, 2011

Langevin Cybersecurity Speech

Congressman James Langevin, who has made cybersecurity his signature issue, will deliver the keynote speech this morning at a cybersecurity panel at the Brookings Institution...
By David Scharfenberg  |  October 26, 2011

URI’s ''Are You Ready For the Future?'' colloquium in brief

The future is about more than the singularity, of course. It's about robots, lab-grown organs, and watching hopelessly as the Chinese pilfer our military secrets.
Robots and lab-grown bladders
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  September 30, 2011

Langevin on DOD's New Cybersecurity Plans

The US Department of Defense released the beginnings of a new cybersecurity policy yesterday. The aim, as Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III said,...
By David Scharfenberg  |  July 15, 2011

RI's Cyber Team

Congressman James Langevin, the most prominent Democratic voice in the House of Representatives on cybersecurity, has lately complained that Speaker of the House John Boehner...
By David Scharfenberg  |  July 11, 2011

Langevin Cybersecurity Amendment Defeated

Congressman James Langevin's cybersecurity amendment, which passed the House last year, was defeated today. From the Congressman's office: While recognizing the importance of moving forward...
By David Scharfenberg  |  May 26, 2011

Cybersecurity in an Election Year

I've got a piece in the Phoenix today on the momentum surrounding cybersecurity legislation, designed to stave off attacks on critical US infrastructure and bite...
By David Scharfenberg  |  May 26, 2011

Maine breaches

When many Mainers think of "cybersecurity," they probably remember the 2008 HANNAFORD SECURITY BREACH , when 4.2 million credit- and debit-card numbers were stolen from shoppers at the grocery chain's stores.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  September 03, 2010

Dueling ideas

Both of Maine's senators, Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe, have backed cybersecurity legislation in hopes of avoiding or averting the catastrophes described in David Scharfenberg's main piece. But their approaches have been different, leading to confli
Maine's senators on cybersecurity
By JEFF INGLIS  |  September 03, 2010