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Danger: GOP House’s “Cybersecurity Bills” are Surveillance Bills in Disguise

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…

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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 [...]

Two Controversial Cybersecurity Bills Just Passed 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...

House passes cybersecurity bill that may not threatens privacy without clear security benefits

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

The government’s chilling surveillance analogy: Like George Zimmerman spying on your Internet

A senator recently compared an invasive new cybersecurity bill to a "neighborhood watch." Um...

Mulvaney Amendment Puts Sunset on Cyberthreat Bill

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.

Cybersecurity Bill Advanced by US House, Despite Privacy Advocates' Outrage

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.

House Passes Cybersecurity Bill Despite Privacy Protests

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.

Computer Attacks Spur Congress to Act on Cybersecurity Bill Years in Making

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

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.

Obama, Congress Should Drop Cybersecurity Bills - Digital Rights Coalition

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 Can't Even Get Its Own Cybersecurity Right, So Why Should We Let It Define Everyone Else's?

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

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

US Congress to vote on 'cybersecurity' bills that are basically surveillance bills in disguise

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

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

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

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

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 monthIndustries / 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

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