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What’s next for Congress on cybersecurity? It could be the Senate’s bill, though a Senate Democratic aide told Morning Consult that September passage is unlikely. “Senate leaders punted and set some terms for the measure to be debated later in the fall after privacy advocates raised concerns that the bill would expose sensitive personal data,” the outlet reports. “The chamber’s leadership struck a deal on 22 amendments but reached no agreement on how long each one would be debated. Nor did they determine a vote threshold for any of them. That means the bill can easily come to the floor in the fall, but it might take some time once it’s there.”

WANT TO MODIFY YOUR WI-FI ROUTER? The Federal Communications Commission is considering moves to make that more difficult. “Lots of users install open source firmware on routers to get a better user interface and better functionality than what is provided by the vendor, and the wording of the FCC’s proposal has some worried that such software will effectively be outlawed,” Ars Technica reports. “The FCC’s proposals would ideally prevent interference in wireless networks while not infringing upon the rights of users, and the FCC says making third-party router firmware illegal is not the intention.”

BRING BACK POLITWOOPS: A coalition of groups is urging Twitter to reverse a ban on Politwoops, a tool that archives politicians’ deleted tweets. As CNET reports, “the coalition issued an open letter to Twitter, demanding the company restore access to its service for Politwoops, a Web tool maintained by the Netherlands-based Open State Foundation … ‘Twitter’s decision holds grave consequences for free expression and transparency around the world,’ wrote the coalition, which includes Human Rights Watch, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Canada’s OpenMedia International. “