At The Intercept, Jenna McLaughlin writes—Hasty, Fearful Passage of Cybersecurity Bill Recalls Patriot Act: Congress easily passed a thinly disguised surveillance provision — the final version of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing...Show More Summary
If you thought the US government’s ability to spy on its citizens had languished of late, think again. Read more...
Following Congress passing the Omnibus spending bill, it of course did not take long for President Obama to sign the bill, meaning that the fake cybersecurity bill/actual surveillance bill, is now law. Particularly ridiculous is that...Show More Summary
We are rapidly running out of 2015 left to spend, and so the two houses of Congress have been racing to pass an omnibus spending bill that will keep the government funded and the lights on. Because that bill is a must-pass piece of legislation, all kinds of crap has been added, taken away, and snuck back in as we …
In the past, President Obama has threatened to veto any cybersecurity bill that undermines privacy and civil liberties. Of course, people didn't quite believe that was true, and now that we see the final cybersecurity bill, the bastardized...Show More Summary
Representative Adam Schiff, the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee (the Committee that has most strongly been pushing versions of cybersecurity bills that undermine privacy and provide more surveillance powers) apparently believes that as long as he says day is night and up is down, the world will believe him. Show More Summary
We warned earlier this week that Congress was going to make the cybersecurity bill CISA much worse on privacy, and then shove it into the "must pass" omnibus spending bill, and that's exactly what happened. The 2000+ page bill was only...Show More Summary
Buried deep within a 2,009-page congressional document is a cybersecurity bill that could have a major impact on your personal data. Sharp-eyed reporters spotted the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 in a spending bill that was approved Tuesday. Show More Summary
The so-called cybersecurity bill, nicknamed a "surveillance bill by another name" by Senator Ron Wyden, turned into a complete surveillance bill with the latest changes made by Congress before it was added it to the "omnibus" budget bill.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The massive year-end spending measure includes a provision that will encourage companies to share cyber threat information with the government. The measure, which represents a culmination of several years of effort...Show More Summary
US lawmakers are attempting to secure the passage of a controversial cybersecurity bill by quietly adding it to a must-pass omnibus spending package, digital rights group Fight for the Future announced on Tuesday.
As Congress included the cybersecurity bill CISA in the budget bill, Fight for the Future called on President Obama to veto the whole bill if CISA remains included.
x Embedded Content People who hang around Congress call ominbus spending bills, like the one Congress is now failing to work out, "Christmas trees." That's because they get a lot of crap hung on them, stuff that hasn't made it through...Show More Summary
Nineteen civil liberties organizations called on the White House and Congress to reject the final version of the cybersecurity bill known as CISA in the Senate, which recently removed even the few privacy protections it initially ha...
Topic: Legal Issues US librarians have joined with a host of civil liberties groups to condemn a cybersecurity bill now passing through Congress they claim will be both “unhelpful” and “dangerous to Americans’ civil liberties”. From Librarians and privacy advocates ally to condemn cybersecurity bill | US news | The Guardian Tweet
CISA, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, encourages companies to spy on their customers and hand the data to the government, in secret, with full immunity (including immunity for launching cyberattacks at users). (more…)
WASHINGTON (AP) — A proposed law meant to encourage companies to share information about cyberthreats with the U.S. government includes measures that could significantly limit what details, if any, the public can review about the program...Show More Summary
Johnson downplays concerns from civil-liberties groups about cybersecurity bill.
It took more than four years for the Senate to pass a cyber security bill. As the legislation grew stale amid compromise and contention on the Senate floor over the years, hackers continued to refine their criminal craft and develop more sophisticated methods of attack. As a result, the bill [...]