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Wyden rallies Def Con in speeches chastising telecom sector on privacy, Sen. McConnell on elections

By Charlie Mitchell / August 12, 2019

LAS VEGAS. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) delivered a scathing review of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and the telecom sector on privacy and data security before an enthusiastic Def Con audience, hours after urging the white-hat hacker community to help overcome Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) roadblock on election security legislation.

The senior Intelligence Committee member and leading voice on privacy issues on Friday offered a detailed analysis of a century of “horrible” privacy practices by the telecom sector, and...

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