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Activists Flood Congress With Faxes to Protest Cybersecurity Bill

"We figured we’d use some 80s technology to try to get our point across"

Senate, Once Again, Looks To Bring Back CISA: Surveillance Expansion Bill Pretending It's A Cybersecurity Bill

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

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

Intelligence hawks try to capitalize on Chinese hack to pass another bad cybersecurity bill

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

Congress' Fix for Cyberattacks May Hand the Government More of Your Data

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

Senate Quickly Says 'No Way' To Mitch McConnell's Cynical Ploy To Add Bogus Cybersecurity Bill To NDAA

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

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

Senate blocks cybersecurity bill days after hacking

[...] 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.

Mitch McConnell Wants To Dump Bogus 'Cybersecurity' Bill Into Defense Authorization

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

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

How The NSA's 'Cybersecurity' Surveillance Should Completely Change The Debate On Cybersecurity Bills

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

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

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…

This Week In Credit Card News: Online Gambling With A Credit Card, Cybersecurity Bill Passed

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

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

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

3 months agoTechnology : Pando Daily

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

3 months agoNews : 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?

3 months agoIndustries / 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

3 months agoHumor / 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

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