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Privacy Critics Go 0-2 With Congress’ Cybersecurity Bills

Over the last month, privacy advocates have slammed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, arguing that it’s surveillance legislation hidden in a security bill’s clothing. But those protests didn’t stop a Senate committee from passing the bill by a vote of 14-1. Show More Summary

U.S. House committee advances 'threat-sharing' cybersecurity bill

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee voted unanimously on Thursday to advance a long-awaited bill that would make it easier for companies to share information about cybersecurity threats with the government without the fear of lawsuits. Show More Summary

Threat-sharing cybersecurity bill unveiled

A new bill has been introduced to make sharing cyberthreat data between corporations and the government less risky -- legally.

US House Committee Moves Forward on Cybersecurity Bill

The US House Select Committee on Intelligence stated Tuesday that the US federal government and private sector should share data on cyber threats upon advancing the Protecting Cyber Networks Act.

House intel leaders unveil cybersecurity bill

The bill contains stronger privacy protections than previous legislation.        

CISA Bill Promises Safety, But Actually Expands Government Surveillance

Remember when everyone freaked about CISPA, the cybersecurity bill with scary privacy implications ? CISA, a similarly-named cybersecurity bill, is here to take its place. Even after adding fifteen amendments, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act is a dangerous piece of legislation. Read more...

Privacy Advocates Warn the New Cybersecurity Bill Compromises User Data

Cybersecurity legislation has been a hot topic this year, especially since President Obama’s comments during his State of the Union address. Since the address, the President has called for sweeping changes to the government’s priorities on cybersecurity. Show More Summary

Simple Question: What Cyberattack Would The New Cybersecurity Bill Have Stopped?

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Last week, the Senate Intelligence Committee voted (in secret, of course) to approve a new cybersecurity bill, dubbed CISA (as it was in the last Congress), though it kept the content of the actual bill secret until this week. The only Senator who voted against it was... Show More Summary

Dueling Bills Complicate U.S. Cyberdefense Efforts

Dueling House committees are drafting their own cybersecurity bills, reflecting a legislative turf war that has complicated political efforts to address the growing number of computer attacks.

CISPA's Successor Is Being Fast-tracked Through the Senate

The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, a new cybersecurity bill that would expand the powers of the NSA, is quickly moving through the Senate and could be voted on within a month. Similar legislation is expected to surface in the House of Representatives as early as later this week. Show More Summary

Senate Asks Facebook, Google To Send User Information Without A Warrant

Wording in a new cybersecurity bill could compel tech companies to voluntarily share user information with law enforcement. A new bill making its way through the Senate would allow the federal government to collect user information from companies like Google and Facebook… without a warrant. Show More Summary

CISA Cybersecurity Bill Advances Despite Privacy Concerns

Privacy critics have protested that CISA would create a legal framework for companies to more closely monitor internet users and share that data with government agencies. The post CISA Cybersecurity Bill Advances Despite Privacy Concerns appeared first on WIRED.

Senators Want Privacy While They Discuss Taking Yours Away

The Senate Intelligence Committee is discussing a cybersecurity bill Thursday that could have far-reaching privacy implications. But you won't be able to hear what, exactly, they're discussing. The bill's markup session, which is an important step on the road to passage, is closed. Show More Summary

Privacy groups rally to block controversial cybersecurity bill

Why civil liberties groups are uniting against the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015.

Senate Cybersecurity Bill Stalls After White House Pushback

The White House and some congressional Democrats have raised privacy concerns about a cybersecurity bill drafted by top Senate Intelligence Committee lawmakers, stalling – at least temporarily – one of Congress's top priorities.

In Communications, Privacy And Security Are Illusions

2 months agoTechnology : TechCrunch

President Obama has tried for three years to persuade Congress to pass a cybersecurity bill. The president went so far as to highlight his cybersecurity proposals to a prime-time audience during his recent State of the Union address. And in the wake of the massive Sony hack, the political climate may finally have shifted in his favor. Read More

White House renews effort on cybersecurity bill with new proposal

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

In the wake of the hack at Sony Pictures Entertainment and other prominent data breaches, the White House tried Tuesday to jump-start the effort to pass cybersecurity legislation by unveiling an updated proposal aimed at ironing out major sticking points in a long-stalled effort.

Hey Everyone, CISPA Is Back... Because Of The Sony Hack, Which It Wouldn't Have Prevented

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

This isn't a huge surprise, but Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, the NSA's personal Rep in Congress (NSA HQ is in his district), has announced that he's bringing back CISPA, the cybersecurity bill designed to make it easier for the NSA to access data from tech companies (that's not how the bill's supporters frame it, but that's the core issue in the bill). Show More Summary

The Switchboard: A controversial cybersecurity bill, CISPA, is back

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 […]

CISPA is back... again

CISPA, the Internet's most-hated cybersecurity bill, has risen from the grave yet again.

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