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Rep. Adam Schiff To Propose Pro-Privacy Amendment To CISPA Rep. Adam Schiff To Propose Pro-Privacy Amendment To CISPA
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This year’s CISPA is just like last year’s CISPA. That has some privacy groups concerned as the bill makes it easier for companies to share private information with the government while granting them immunity. To help address these concerns, one …

Congress Doesn’t Want You Listening In On The CISPA Debate Congress Doesn’t Want You Listening In On The CISPA Debate

It was revealed in mid-February that CISPA would be back. The dreaded cybersecurity bill is now ready to make its way through Congress, but our elected representatives apparently think that the public doesn’t have the right to know what’s going …

Anti-CISPA White House Petition Crosses 100,000 Signature Threshold Anti-CISPA White House Petition Crosses 100,000 Signature Threshold

After CISPA returned in February, privacy advocates started a “We The People” petition asking the White House to stand against the controversial legislation. It’s been a month since the petition was created, and advocates are one step closer to a …

Experts Say Congress Is Unprepared For A Cyberattack Experts Say Congress Is Unprepared For A Cyberattack
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President Obama introduced an executive order last week that intended to help protect the nation’s infrastructure from cyber attacks. It’s similar to CISPA in that it increases information sharing between government and private corporations, but thankfully lacks the privacy infringing …

Should You Be Concerned About The Return Of CISPA? Should You Be Concerned About The Return Of CISPA?
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On Wednesday of last week, we heard that the House Intelligence Committee was going to reintroduce CISPA after working with the White House on a revised bill that sufficiently addressed the Obama administration’s concerns. The hope of a reworked, and …

Obama’s Cybersecurity Executive Order Is No CISPA, Contains Privacy Protections Obama’s Cybersecurity Executive Order Is No CISPA, Contains Privacy Protections
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Near the end of President Obama’s State of the Union address, he addressed the need for cybersecurity reform. He also confirmed the long standing rumor that he would indeed be signing an executive order into law that helps increase information …

White House Will Issue Cybersecurity Executive Order On Wednesday [Rumor] White House Will Issue Cybersecurity Executive Order On Wednesday [Rumor]
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It’s fairly common knowledge that the Obama administration has been crafting an executive order to address cybersecurity for quite some time now. The only thing we didn’t know was when such an order would be made public, but a new …

House Intelligence Committee Collaborating With Obama Administration On New CISPA House Intelligence Committee Collaborating With Obama Administration On New CISPA
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CISPA was one of the more worrisome Internet-related bills of 2012. It threatened the online privacy of just about everyone by allowing corporations to share information with governments in the hopes of sniffing out cyber threats. The House approved bill …

The Free Internet Survived 2012, But Will It Be That Lucky Next Year? The Free Internet Survived 2012, But Will It Be That Lucky Next Year?
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2012 was a dangerous year for the free Internet. Lawmakers and global stakeholders all took a shot at policing and regulating the Internet over the past year to no avail. That doesn’t mean they’ve given up, and 2013 could prove …

Senate Kills Cybersecurity Bill One Last Time Senate Kills Cybersecurity Bill One Last Time

Cybersecurity has become somewhat of a buzzword in Washington over the last year. Various government agencies and lawmakers from both sides have made it clear that something needs to be done about cybersecurity. Their efforts resulted in CISPA and CSA …

Cybersecurity Act Of 2012 Killed In The Senate Cybersecurity Act Of 2012 Killed In The Senate
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The Senate had until tomorrow to vote on the Cybersecurity Act of 2012. The amendments that were being proposed suggested that we may be onto something decent here. Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on how you look at it, we’re not …

Cybersecurity Act Of 2012 Might Actually End Up Being Pro-Privacy Cybersecurity Act Of 2012 Might Actually End Up Being Pro-Privacy

The latest bill to address the flaws in our nation’s cybersecurity is now in the stage where senators can introduce amendments. While CISPA didn’t get that many amendments added on to it, the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 is getting bombarded …

The Cybersecurity Act Of 2012 Goes Up For Debate In The Senate Tomorrow The Cybersecurity Act Of 2012 Goes Up For Debate In The Senate Tomorrow
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2012 is shaping up to be the year of cyber legislation. After SOPA and PIPA were defeated early this year, all attention turned towards CISPA. Even though the Internet put forth a strong effort, the lack of support from major …

NSA Chief Says Cyberattacks Are On The Rise NSA Chief Says Cyberattacks Are On The Rise

It might not be getting much play in the news, but cybersecurity is a big deal in Congress. There have been multiple attempts to get a bill passed through both the Senate and the House, but there seems to be …

CISPA Sponsor Doesn’t Think Obama Will Veto CISPA CISPA Sponsor Doesn’t Think Obama Will Veto CISPA
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We haven’t heard much from the CISPA/SOPA front, but every now and then, an eager-to-please-the-entertainment-industry representative pops up to remind us that legislation like the widely rejected SOPA and CISPA is still on the minds of some folks in Washington. …

Sen. Wyden Comes Out Against Cybersecurity Act of 2012 Sen. Wyden Comes Out Against Cybersecurity Act of 2012

The drama surrounding the various cybersecurity bills floating around Congress is never ending. CISPA passed the House, but what’s next? The controversial bill will head to the Senate, but they have their own cybersecurity bill to deal with – the …

ACLU Comes Out Against CSA: The Senate’s CISPA ACLU Comes Out Against CSA: The Senate’s CISPA

As everybody knows now, CISPA passed the House. The ACLU likes to think the 248 to 168 vote was close enough to declare that CISPA might not make it through the Senate. They feel that the Senate’s own cybersecurity act, …

TPP Might Not Live To See Next Year TPP Might Not Live To See Next Year

With all the recent talk about CISPA and ACTA, it seems like we’ve been forgetting about our old friend TTP, or Trans-Pacific Partnership. For those who need a recap, TPP is essentially ACTA for the U.S. and Pacific nations. The …

Mozilla Cares About Your Privacy, Even In Apps Mozilla Cares About Your Privacy, Even In Apps
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Mozilla has always been a friend of the Internet. The non-profit puts the user first and they made that even more clear when the corporation came out against CISPA last week. Now, it’s no secret that Mozilla is developing an …

Mozilla Speaks Out Against CISPA Mozilla Speaks Out Against CISPA
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While many tech companies have thrown their support towards CISPA, Mozilla has taken the road less traveled, at least by the tech industry, blasting CISPA for having too much reach and being a direct threat to individual privacy. Considering Mozilla …

The CISPA And Facebook Love Affair The CISPA And Facebook Love Affair
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Some 800 private firms pledged their support to CISPA – Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. Critics are calling CISPA the new SOPA, with a small twist of course, it exonerates private firms of all liability and responsibility for their …