A cybersecurity bill in front of the senate aims to create a voluntary framework for sharing customer data, but it mostly pays privacy lip service. The post Busting the Biggest Myth of CISA—That the Program Is Voluntary appeared first on WIRED.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's already packed September just got worse. Because he had to waste days on a futile vote to end funding to Planned Parenthood, he shortchanged cybersecurity legislation that needs a lot of time and attention, hoping he could jam the Senate on a national security issue and pass a slap-dash bill. Show More Summary
As it appears that the fake "cybersecurity" bill CISA is heading to a vote in the Senate, some were surprised this week to see the Department of Homeland come out against the bill with a letter expressing concerns that the bill "could...Show More Summary
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said a controversial new surveillance bill under consideration in the Senate could "sweep away important privacy protections."
WASHINGTON -- Senators aren’t leaving for summer vacation yet. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) said Monday night he'll ask lawmakers to hammer out a major cybersecurity bill before they leave town for a four-week break. McConnell...Show More Summary
"We figured we’d use some 80s technology to try to get our point across"
We've discussed the "cybersecurity" bill, CISA, that's been making its way through Congress a few times, noting that it is nothing more than a surveillance expansion bill hidden in "cybersecurity" clothing. As recent revelations concerning...Show More Summary
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
In the wake of huge government data breaches carried out by suspected Chinese hackers—intrusions that may have exposed the records of millions of federal employees—Senate lawmakers are pushing a controversial cybersecurity bill thatShow More Summary
Earlier this week, we noted that Senator Mitch McConnell, hot off of his huge flop in trying to preserve the NSA's surveillance powers, had promised to insert the dangerous "cybersecurity" bill CISA directly into the NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act). Show More Summary
[...] many Democrats voted against moving ahead on the legislation, angered by the effort to link the cyber bill to a defense measure that President Barack Obama has threatened to veto over budget changes by the GOP.
You knew that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wasn't going to just leave things alone after his strategy to renew the bulk surveillance provision of the PATRIOT Act failed somewhat miserably. He's now announced that he's going to dump the absolutely terrible CISA bill into the NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act). Show More Summary
For quite some time now, we've been warning about the government's questionable attempts to pass "cybersecurity" bills that focus on "information sharing" with names like CISA and CISPA. Defenders of these bills insist that they're "just...Show More Summary
By Mark Jaycox | (Electronic Frontier Foundation) | – The House passed two cybersecurity “information sharing” bills today: the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence’s Protecting Cyber Networks Act, and the House…
House Passes Cybersecurity Bill After Companies Fall Victim to Data Breaches Responding to a series of computer security breaches in government and the private sector, the House passed an expansive measure Wednesday that would push companies to share access to their computer networks and records with federal investigators. Should the House [...]
The House of Representatives has passed two cybersecurity bills over the past three days. Intended to help stop cybercrime by helping companies share information with the government, the bills have received close scrutiny from privacy advocates worried that they’ll further bulk up surveillance efforts. Read more...
The Protect Cyber Networks Act, a bill that would require companies to share threat information with the government, passed the House with a 307-116 vote on Wednesday. It will now head to the Senate, where it’s expected to pass despite widespread criticism of the bill’s ramifications and lack of clear benefits. Show More Summary
A senator recently compared an invasive new cybersecurity bill to a "neighborhood watch." Um...
Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R., S.C.) pulled off a rare feat Wednesday, winning broad support to “sunset” a cybersecurity bill after seven years despite opposition from the powerful chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
With an overwhelming vote of 307-116, the US House of Representatives passed a landmark cybersecurity bill on Wednesday. Ostensibly designed to protect private companies against cyber attacks, many worry that it could broaden the scope of the NSA’s spying capabilities.