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.

The ATF Wants ‘Massive’ Online Database to Find Out Who Your Friends Are

April 5, 2013 in News

Wired | The ATF doesn’t just want a huge database to reveal everything about you with a few keywords. It wants one that can find out who you know. And it won’t even try to friend you on Facebook first. ccording to a recent solicitation from the…

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…