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Reddit, Privacy Groups Call Obama To Reject Cybersecurity Bill

2 months agoTechnology : TechCrunch

A coalition of 30 companies and privacy groups, including Reddit and search engine DuckDuckGo, on Tuesday demanded that President Barack Obama promise to reject a controversial cybersecurity bill. The bill has come under fire for its...Show More Summary

Aaron Swartz Can’t Fight the New Cybersecurity Bill, So We Must Do It

2 months agoNews : Truthdig

By Thor Benson A year-and-a-half after Swartz killed himself because of pressure from felonies he faced over alleged “cyber crimes,” the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act is set to give the government the power to collect and share content from emails, texts or other written communications without a warrant, says ACLU adviser Gabe Rottman.

ACLU Comes Out Against CISA, The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act

The ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) has issued a new warning to Americans about a law to open up the gates for government overreach and secrecy. In a post entitled, “Beware the Dangers of Congress’ Latest Cybersecurity Bill,” the ACLU’s Sandra Fulton warns that the bill “poses serious threats to our privacy, gives the government

Senate Intelligence Committee Approves Dangerous Cybersecurity Bill

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

We've written about the Senate's dangerous CIPA bill -- which is Congress' latest (bad) attempt to help increase the NSA-led surveillance state by giving companies blanket immunity if they share private information with the government... Show More Summary

Senate intelligence panel advances cybersecurity bill

2 months agoTechnology : Post Tech

The Senate Intelligence Committee advanced a cybersecurity bill Tuesday that would grant legal immunity for companies to share computer threat data with the government. The 12-3 vote, which moves the bill closer to a floor debate, cheered lawmakers who have been pushing for such legislation for several years. But it dismayed civil liberties advocates who […]

Senate Committee Advances Controversial Cybersecurity Bill

2 months agoTechnology : TechCrunch

The Senate Intelligence Committee today approved a cybersecurity bill that would encourage companies to share information about threats with each other and the federal government. The Senate group voted 12 to 3 to advance the bill. It should see a full vote this year. Read More

Anonymous vows to unleash its 'wrath' on U.S. lawmakers over cybersecurity bill

"Our legion's wrath will fall on each senator, representative, corporation, and official who voices support for this bill."

Latest Cybersecurity Bill Could Actually Be A Backdoor To Destroying Net Neutrality

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Earlier this year, we wrote about the Senate's latest attempt at a cybersecurity bill, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), which tries to distinguish itself from the toxic attempts to pass CISPA over the past few years....Show More Summary

Beware the Dangers of Congress’ Latest Cybersecurity Bill

A new cybersecurity bill poses serious threats to our privacy, gives the government extraordinary powers to silence potential whistleblowers, and exempts these dangerous new powers from transparency laws. The Cybersecurity Information...Show More Summary

The senate is still trying to jam through its hugely controversial cybersecurity bill

The federal government refuses to let one of the most controversial Internet bills ever conceived die. CISPA, as it was known when it was introduced in 2011, made a temporary resurgence last year only to meet the same opposition that had blocked its passage two years before. Show More Summary

CISPA Take 3: Feinstein & Chambliss Draft Another Cybersecurity Bill, Designed To Wipe Out Your Privacy

5 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Washington DC: where no bad idea ever truly dies. CISPA, the infamous "cybersecurity" bill that has twice failed to cross the President's desk is back again. This is the Senate's attempt at a cybersecurity bill, so it doesn't sport the same gaudy initials (those belong to the House), but it's still the same set of terrible ideas. Show More Summary

Feds Own Cybersecurity Efforts Are A Joke: Employees Have 'Gone Rogue' To Avoid 'Ineptitude' Of IT Staff

7 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

One of the key parts of the various cybersecurity bills that have been pushed over the past few years is the idea that the federal government would help the private sector better protect against attacks. Of course, for that to makes sense, you'd think that the federal government would have its own "cybersecurity" house in order. Show More Summary

Cybersecurity back on the Senate agenda

Despite a White House veto threat, the Republican House passed CISPA in April. The White House had a number of reasons for opposing the cybersecurity bill, including (ironically) privacy, making the House bill essentially dead in the Senate. Show More Summary

Commerce Committee drafts first U.S. Senate cybersecurity bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee is circulating a bill that marks the upper chamber's first stab at cybersecurity legislation and seeks to formalize part of an executive order that sets up voluntary standards for critical indus...

The Internet's least-favorite congressman could head the FBI

Mike Rogers (R-Mich) is famous for sponsoring CISPA, a cybersecurity bill that activists call "a privacy nightmare."

The Deter Cyber Theft Act picks up where CISPA left off

The Senate's new cybersecurity bill is all about defending U.S. trade secrets from foreign hackers.

White House reiterates opposition to House CISPA bill

The House passed a bad cybersecurity bill last month, under threat of veto from the White House. That veto threat, administration officials reiterate in response to a We the People petition, is still in effect. The administration will...Show More Summary

No Good Can Come Of Any Cybersecurity Bill Without A Clear Definition Of The Problem

last yearIndustries / Law : Techdirt

With CISPA dead (mercifully) from a critical case of Senate disinterest, the conversation has inevitably turned to what the next cybersecurity bill should look like. Over at Wired, Julian Sanchez has laid out some guidelines for a cybersecurity bill that actually works, achieving the stated goals of CISPA without butchering civil liberties. Show More Summary

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