RT America -- May 22, 2014
In a move to reform the National Security Agency's surveillance practices, the House of Representatives passed the USA Freedom Act Thursday morning, with 303 representatives voting in favor and 121 against. The passage of the bill was not received well by many critics seeking stricter reforms. Representatives who originally supported the legislation even pulled their support and voted against it, considering it to be a "watered-down" version that does not offer real reform. Shahid Buttar, executive director of the Bills of Rights Defense Committee, discusses the contents of the final bill with RT's Ameera David.
You've heard of hacking into computers, web camera and cell phones, but how about hospitals? Researchers have identified over 300 devices from 40 manufacturers that can be hacked into and manipulated to steal patient records or even cause physical harm. Equipment like insulin pumps and pacemakers can be hacked and reprogramed to hurt or possibly kill patients. RT Correspondent Meghan Lopez tells you what you need to know about hacking before you make your next trip to the hospital.