2016 DONATION GAME: Silicon Valley megadonors are not rushing to cut $1 million-plus checks to Hillary Clinton’s super PAC. “The challenges facing Priorities USA Action, according to a dozen people closely involved in the PAC’s California efforts, are manifold: Some of these liberal Democratic tech moguls are more interested in their own self-funded political groups; others cite ideologically fueled distaste for super PACs; and more still point to residual bad blood after a messy Silicon Valley congressional race in 2014,” Politico reports. “No matter the reason, it all adds up to one thing: Priorities is simply not a priority for the Bay Area’s wealthy few who Democrats believe are necessary to fund a winning presidential effort.”

BULK DATA DEBATE: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said he’s open to considering legislation to delay the end of bulk data collection by agencies, such as the NSA. “McConnell, R-Ky., said he plans to ‘take a look’ at legislation introduced Tuesday by Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., which would postpone elements of the USA Freedom Act. The act, passed in June, would halt the dragnet surveillance of electronic communications by Americans on Dec. 1. Cotton’s bill would extend the deadline until after Jan. 31, 2017, and ‘upon certification from the president that the new architecture will have no operational impacts,'” the Washington Examiner reports. “Cotton offered the bill in response to the deadly Paris terrorist attacks, which intelligence officials failed to intercept, although it is not clear why.”

BITCOIN UNDER SCRUTINY: European Union countries are planning to curb the use of virtual currencies in response to the terrorist attacks in Paris. “EU interior and justice ministers will gather in Brussels on Friday for a crisis meeting called after the Paris carnage of last weekend. They will urge the European Commission, the EU executive arm, to propose measures to ‘strengthen controls of non-banking payment methods such as electronic/anonymous payments and virtual currencies and transfers of gold, precious metals, by pre-paid cards,’ draft conclusions of the meeting said,” according to Reuters. “Bitcoin is the most common virtual currency and is used as a vehicle for moving money around the world quickly and anonymously via the web without the need for third-party verification.”