The Switchboard: CIA misled on interrogation program, Senate report says


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Published every weekday, the Switchboard highlights five tech policy stories you need to read.

CIA misled on interrogation program, Senate report says. "A report by the Senate Intelligence Committee concludes that the CIA misled the government and the public about aspects of its brutal interrogation program for years," the Post's own Greg Miller, Adam Goldman and Ellen Nakashima report, "concealing details about the severity of its methods, overstating the significance of plots and prisoners, and taking credit for critical pieces of intelligence that detainees had in fact surrendered before they were subjected to harsh techniques."

Access to Tesla cars only a password away, researcher says. "Tesla Motors Inc's electric vehicles can be located and unlocked by criminals remotely," Reuters reports, "simply by cracking a six-character password using traditional hacking techniques, according to newly released research."

More Wi-Fi is better: FCC expands use of 5Ghz spectrum. "In a unanimous vote, the Federal Communications Commission has agreed to expand the amount of the 5GHz band that Wi-Fi takes up by 100MHz," reports Ars Technica. "In short, our wireless connections are about to get a lot better."

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg's base salary falls to $1. "That’s down from a base salary of $503,205 in 2012, the year that Facebook went public," according to Bloomberg.

OKCupid seeks to block Mozilla Firefox over gay rights. "The site says the move was in response to new Mozilla chief executive Brendan Eich's previous opposition to gay marriage in ... California," according to the BBC.

Brian Fung covers technology for The Washington Post, focusing on telecom, broadband and digital politics. Before joining the Post, he was the technology correspondent for National Journal and an associate editor at the Atlantic.
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