It seems we can rarely have a definitive win when it comes to certain things, and the surveillance state is one of those things. We beat the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act last year, but this year it's back—without the "Protection"—as the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) now. Show More Summary
Mataparda (CC BY 2.0) The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act failed after Edward Snowden’s revelations of mass government spying. But today it’s back, largely unchanged, as the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act—and President...Show More Summary
The definition of insanity is trying the same thing over and over. When word broke last week that the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, the twice-defeated bill known as CISPA, was being re-revived by Rep. Dutch Ruppersberg...Show More Summary
CISPA is back. You might remember the bill as the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act—or perhaps as " the worst privacy disaster our country has ever faced. " Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger reintroduced the bill to the House Intelligence Committee on Friday under the auspices of preventing another Sony hack. Read more...
Published every weekday, the Switchboard is your morning helping of hand-picked stories from the Switch team. House Dem revives major cyber bill. The Hill reports: "The measure — known as the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) — has been a top legislative priority for industry groups and intelligence officials, who argue the country […]
Remember the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, otherwise known as " the worst privacy disaster our country has ever faced "? Well a senior Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee is reviving it! Read more...
Dutch Ruppersberger, a U.S. congressman for Maryland and a top-level Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, plans to revive the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) this Friday, The Hill…
Not unlike a mummy, the reanimated corpse of a bad bill that just doesn’t know when to stay dead is once again coming to the floor of a Congress near you this week. Tomorrow, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act — better known as CISPA — is once again going to be introduced before the House of Representatives. The … [More]
This summer, when Edward Snowden dropped his bombshell about PRISM, the NSA's vast Internet spying program, the House had recently passed a bill called the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). Widely criticized by privacy...Show More Summary
Last year, after making it through the gauntlet of SOPA and PIPA, we wondered if we’d have to worry about yet another bit of Internet regulation, CISPA, aka the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. As it turns out, despite support in the U.S. House of Representatives, we probably don’t have to be concerned about CISPA going anywhere, … [More]
Key lawmakers are suggesting that the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) will soon die in the U.S. Senate—just like last year. CISPA backers say it’s designed to make it easier for organizations to share...Show More Summary
It appears that the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protect Act (CISPA) will not be making its way to President Obama's Oval Office anytime soon. Despite the passing of the bill in the House last week, CISPA has been once again rejected and shelved by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation due to privacy concerns. Show More Summary
The House of Representative's version of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, probably won't be taken up in its entirety by the Senate, according to a new report. CISPA passed the House last week with bipartisan...Show More Summary
CISPA, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, passed the US House of Representatives last week in the wake of the horrific Boston Marathon bombing, but it faces significant hurdles in the Senate. The bipartisan bill proposed by Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) and Mike Rogers (R-MI) allows private businesses as well as government agencies to share [...]Show More Summary
Activists planning an "Internet Blackout" today to protest CISPA—the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act—hoped to channel the same energy that helped sink another unpopular piece of Web legislation about 15 months ago. So far, that doesn’t seem to be happening. Show More Summary
About 900 sites have blacked out in protest of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, which passed a House vote last week. The protest is being led by the hacker activist group Anonymous. The bill seeks to remove...Show More Summary
The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), aimed at investigating cyber-threats, just passed in the House. Digital-rights activist Mark Jaycox outlines the precise effects of the bill in its current form: Companies have new rights to monitor user actions and share data – including potentially sensitive user data – with the government without a [...]
FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the Internet. The House has approved the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA, H.R. 624). CISPA allows private companies and the federal government to exchange information relating to cybersecurity threats. The bill was passed......
Photo: Shutterstock We've been CISPA'd again. For a second year the US House has passed the embarrassingly vague Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, a bill that could scatter your personal information like a tornado hitting a trailer park. Echoing last year, the Obama administration has threatened to veto CISPA if it fails to incorporate [...]
Today, hundreds of websites, subreddits and Tumblr blogs are participating in a day-long blackout protest led by Anonymous against the the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protect Act (CISPA) passed by the House last Thursday. For the complete listing of websites participating in the blackout, check out the index page over at AnonyOps.