The biggest thing to come out of Texas may turn out to be a blow to Internet freedoms: legislators there are considering a bill that would compromise privacy on the Web for all residents of the Lone Star State.
United States government is now the single largest buyer of malware in the world.
A United States government task force is formulating legislation that will give companies no other choice but to find a way for federal agencies such as the FBI to spy on the online communications of millions of Americans. The task force wants Internet companies to give law enforcement agencies backdoor access to customers’ account, and if the legislation becomes law businesses that don’t comply could face stiff penalties for not facilitating the monitoring of Internet activity.
Judge Andrew Napolitano says that the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) is another example of the government eroding Americans’ privacy rights by claiming it is necessary for security.
Politicians like Mike Rogers and Mike McCaul are using weak, fear-mongering techniques to explain why the government needs unrestrained access to your private digital information and the need for Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protect Act (CISPA).
Yesterday, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, was approved by the House of Representatives by a vote of 288 to 127.
On Thursday, the US House of Representatives passed the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protect Act with a 288-177 vote. CISPA now makes its way to the Senate and if the legislation does reach President Obama, many are expecting the commander-in-chief to veto the bill that is believed to violate the online privacy of millions of Americans. The bill would facilitate the sharing of digital information from private companies to the US government.
In what can only be described as an astounding instance of irony, the National Vulnerability Database (NVD) has fallen victim to a security vulnerability. The site, which exists to inform the American populace about potential software security threats, has been hacked and infected with malware, bringing it offline until further notice…
The internet is facing a multiple attacks, but the implications aren’t obvious till you look at all of them combined. On February 5, 2013 it was announced that the White House plans to establish a new Interagency Working Group to to Counter Online Radicalization to Violence…
Judge Anderw Napolitano provides analysis on Obama’s cyber security executive order: “if the government enters in this, soon you will need their permission, they will punish you, they will restrict you and they will know what’s going on.”
Barack Obama has signed an executive order on cybersecurity following rumors that he would do so. In his State of the Union address he cited “growing threat from cyber-attacks” as the reason he used his executive power against the will of lawmakers.
The recently “deceased” Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, (CISPA) bill is scheduled for a new vote. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-MI) and fellow congressman Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) will reintroduce CISPA this Wednesday, which should bear a striking resemblance to last year’s bill and not the amended version that failed to gain even a senate vote of approval.