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.

Surveillance Court’s Opinions Must Remain Secret, Feds Say

April 4, 2013 in News

Wired | The President Barack Obama administration is informing a federal judge that if it’s forced to disclose a secret court opinion about the government illegally spying on Americans, the likely result could be “exceptionally grave and serious…

Are You A Teenager Who Reads News Online? According to the Justice Department, You May Be a Criminal

April 3, 2013 in News

EFF | As we’ve explained previously, in multiple cases the DOJ has taken the position that a violation of a website’s Terms of Service or an employer’s Terms of Use policy can be treated as a criminal act. And the House Judiciary Committee…

Government Seeks to Shut Down NSA Wiretapping Lawsuit

December 16, 2012 in News

Ars Technica | At a hearing today in San Francisco federal court, the debate over whether NSA can continue its practices heated up again.