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.
On Wednesday the House of Representatives voted 307-116 to pass the Protecting Cyber Networks Act, a bill designed to allow more fluid sharing of cybersecurity threat data between corporations and government agencies. The post House Passes Cybersecurity Bill Despite Privacy Protests appeared first on WIRED.
The House is expected to pass a bill pushing companies to share data with federal investigators in the wake of breaches at Sony, Target and the health insurer Anthem.
Electronic Frontier Foundation stated that Obama should reject the five cybersecurity bills that allow internet companies to hand over private information to the US government free from legal liability.
Congress claims to be really, really serious about passing cybersecurity bills this session -- even though each of the proposals it seems to put forth don't seem to have anything to do with cybersecurity, but plenty to do with increasing surveillance capabilities. Show More Summary
Congress is expected to vote on two 'cybersecurity' bills sometime in the next week that are essentially surveillance bills in disguise. Trevor Timm writes in this editorial, cross-posted on the Freedom of the Press blog, about how they affect journalists and whistleblowers. Read the rest
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
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