CISPA DOA in the Senate, For Now

April 26, 2013 in News

Ed Krayewski | A representative of the Senate committee that would have to hold hearings on the cybersecurity bill CISPA, passed last week by the House, said the committee won’t be taking the legislation up, according to U.S. News.

U.S. gives big, secret push to Internet surveillance

April 25, 2013 in News

Declan McCullagh | Justice Department agreed to issue “2511 letters” immunizing AT&T and other companies participating in a cybersecurity program from criminal prosecution under the Wiretap Act, according to new documents obtained by the Electronic Privacy Information Center.

Congress Exploits Our Fears to Take Our Liberty

April 22, 2013 in News

Ron Paul | This week, as Americans were horrified by the attacks in Boston, both houses of Congress considered legislation undermining our liberty in the name of “safety.” Gun control continued to be the focus of the Senate, where an amendment expanding…

Reddit Cofounder Calls on Google’s Larry Page to Oppose CISPA

April 18, 2013 in News

Wired | The cofounder of the popular social news site Reddit has called on the leaders of Google, Facebook and Twitter to help defeat a controversial cybersecurity bill that would compromise the privacy of their users if passed by lawmakers.

CISPA passes in the House, Your Rights Online at Risk

April 18, 2013 in News

Ars Technica | The United States House of Representatives approved the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) by a comfortable 288 to 127 margin. Almost half of the House’s Democrats joined 196 Republicans in supporting the measure.

Obama Hypocritically Threatens Veto of CISPA Despite Executive Orders

April 17, 2013 in News

Intellihub | In a statement released Tuesday the Obama Administration once again threatened to veto the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) over fears that information sharing between corporations and government will lead to more privacy violations.

CISPA still alive in the Congress, no privacy protections in the bill

April 12, 2013 in News

CNET | A controversial data-sharing bill won the approval of a key congressional committee today without privacy amendments, raising concerns that the National Security Agency and other spy agencies will gain broad access to Americans’ personal information.

Hacker In Chief: Obama Claims Authority to Initiate Preemptive Cyberwarfare

February 7, 2013 in News

RT News February 7, 2013   A secret review has concluded that US President Obama has the authority to launch a preemptive cyber attack on any country on the basis [...]

Why the UN’s push to control the Internet isn’t over

January 10, 2013 in News

Ars Technica | Last month, a majority of the members of the International Telecommunications Union voted for a murky proposal, suggesting that the ITU has the power to regulate the Internet.

Policy and privacy: Five reasons why 2012 mattered

December 26, 2012 in News

CNet News | This was the year of Internet activism with a sharp political point to it: Protests drove a stake through the heart of a Hollywood-backed digital copyright bill, helped derail a United Nations summit, and contributed to the demise of a proposed data-sharing law.