All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘CISPA’

Rep. Mike Rogers Is Not Giving Up On CISPA

Back in April, the House once again passed CISPA – a controversial cybersecurity bill that would allow the government to share information with private companies and vice versa. At the time, opponents said it didn’t have enough privacy safeguards to prevent the NSA from nabbing subscriber data, but recent revelations regarding the agency have already shown such actions to be …

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Senate Finally Gets Around To Drafting A Cybersecurity Bill

Earlier this year, the House proved yet again that it doesn’t care about your privacy by passing CISPA. The controversial cybersecurity bill would let the government and private companies easily share information to counter cyber threats. Now the Senate has finally gotten around to drafting its own legislation, but it’s nothing like CISPA. It’s not like it matters though. The …

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Google Has Some Thoughts On What You Can Do To Help Stop Bills Like SOPA

One of the most valuable allies in the fight against SOPA last year was Google. The search giant gave millions of Internet users the tools necessary to contact their representatives to voice their opposition to the bill. Now Google is back giving tips on how developers and users can influence tech policy. During Google I/O 2013, Derek Slater, Jen Pahlka …

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For What It’s Worth, The House Thinks The Government Shouldn’t Control The Internet

Does the government want to regulate the Internet? It really depends on who you ask. Internet freedom fighters say legislation like SOPA and CISPA are thinly veiled attempts to regulate the Internet. The government, however, claims that it’s strictly taking a hands-off approach. The House reaffirmed its hands-off approach in legislation it passed yesterday evening. The bill, H.R. 1580, is …

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White House Finally Responds To CISPA Petition, Says Cybersecurity Legislation Must Respect Privacy

CISPA is all but dead once again, and the Senate is moving ahead with its own cybersecurity legislation. That doesn’t mean the fight is over though. In fact, the Senate might just propose a bill that’s worse, but the White House says that it won’t let that happen. In an official response to the “Stop CISPA” petition on the We …

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CISPA Add-On Banning Employers from Seeking Facebook Passwords Killed

As you probably know, on Thursday the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, better known as CISPA. The bill, which aims to help the government react to cybersecurity threats by making it easier to share information between itself and private companies, saw bipartisan support. Opponents of CISPA have argued that the bill is a …

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CISPA Is Kind Of Dead, But Not Really

Last week, a cry rang out from privacy advocates everywhere as the House overwhelmingly passed CISPA. Those same advocates soon gathered up their forces for a fight in the Senate, but it looks like the Senate got to killing CISPA before they could. US News reports that the Senate has decided not to take up CISPA. In short, CISPA is …

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Senate To Take Up Email Privacy Bill Today

UPDATE: And it passed. Last week, Sen. Patrick Leahy said that the Senate Judiciary Committee would be marking up an update to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. The decades old bill allows law enforcement to obtain emails without a warrant as long as said email is 180 days old. The Hill reports that both the Senate and the House will …

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Technology Subreddit Goes Dark In Protest Of CISPA

Last year, all of Reddit went dark in protest of SOPA. It doesn’t look like the site will be doing it again for CISPA, but one of its more popular subreddits will. The popular technology subreddit, which has almost 3 million readers, has gone dark today in protest of CISPA. It’s not like the subreddit has become unavailable, but rather …

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Anonymous Organizes CISPA Blackout, Not Many Web Sites Show Up

The SOPA blackout protest was something else. Google, Wikipedia, Reddit and other major online players blacked out part or all of their Web sites in opposition to a proposed bill that would have given the U.S. government unchecked power to regulate the Internet as it saw fit. Likewise, CISPA gives the government and corporations the ability to share your private …

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House Passes CISPA, Controversial Cybersecurity Bill Moves To Senate

During a vote in the House today, a majority of representatives voted in favor of passing CISPA for the second year in a row. Now the bill heads to the Senate where it will either live or die. Free Internet advocates and privacy proponents would much prefer the latter. To recap, CISPA is a proposed bill that aims to boost …

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CISPA Amendment Stripped Of Its Pro-Privacy Provision

We reported yesterday that CISPA was finally shaping up. Rep. Mike McCaul introduced an amendment late into the game that would have forced companies to share customers’ private information only with the Department of Homeland Security. It sounded too good to be true. Unfortunately, it was.ci The Hill reports that the amendment we saw yesterday is entirely different from the …

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