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Should You Be Concerned With CISPA? Should You Be Concerned With CISPA?
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By now, if your awareness level concerning Internet regulation bills like CISPA and its SOPA/PIPA predecessors hasn’t increased, you’re doing yourself a disservice. It could be the fact that after SOPA was defeated, people thought the fight was over. Or …

Amended CISPA Is A Direct Threat To Internet Privacy Amended CISPA Is A Direct Threat To Internet Privacy
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The bill we’ve grown to fear is much, much closer to being a reality in our lives with the passing of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), courtesy of the House of Representatives. The controversial bill passed with …

Microsoft Kind Of Drops Support For CISPA Microsoft Kind Of Drops Support For CISPA
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Ever since its introduction, CISPA has had the support of the major tech companies. All of them use the same line about how it helps them protect themselves and consumers from cyberattacks. Civil rights groups and pretty much everybody on …

Anonymous Announces Operation Defense Phase II In Response To CISPA Anonymous Announces Operation Defense Phase II In Response To CISPA
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I told a friend last night that it wouldn’t be long before Anonymous reacted to the news of CISPA passing the House. I was right with Anonymous uploading a new video today that announces Operation Defense Phase II. If you …

Facebook, Twitter Get Smacked Down In Geeky Rap Facebook, Twitter Get Smacked Down In Geeky Rap

Geeky rap artist, self proclaimed logic promoter, skeptic, and advocate for politiccal change Dan Bull is back with a couple of social media-oriented raps that ask some interesting questions about Facebook and Twitter. For one, what the hell is wrong …

Telecomm Industry Fully Supports CISPA Passage Telecomm Industry Fully Supports CISPA Passage
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In Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith, there’s a quote fitting the Telecommunications Industry’s reaction to the House of Representatives passing CISPA, saying “So this is how liberty dies, with thunderous applause. ” While a little bombastic, considering …

CISPA Pro-Privacy Amendments No Longer Being Considered CISPA Pro-Privacy Amendments No Longer Being Considered

Remember when I wrote about CISPA not being so bad just a few days ago? While I still believe that people are somewhat hypocritical when defending privacy while spilling their life story on Facebook, there were some reasons to be …

White House Openly Opposes CISPA, Threatens To Veto White House Openly Opposes CISPA, Threatens To Veto

Last week, we reported on a White House representative publicly denouncing CISPA. It seemed odd then that CISPA was never officially called out in the denouncement. Well, the White House has finally come out with an official letter detailing their …

Why CISPA Could Do More Harm Than Good Why CISPA Could Do More Harm Than Good
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Are you familiar with the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act? The bill, which is more commonly known as CISPA, is getting a considerable amount of criticism from both Internet and consumer advocates. Many of these groups are equating it with SOPA and are hoping that it will receive the same outcome.

CISPA Might Not Be So Bad After All CISPA Might Not Be So Bad After All

What I’m about to say may shock you. So if you’re a sensitive user of the Internet, you may want to go back to Reddit and look at funny pictures to soothe your soul. Here it goes: I don’t think …

Privacy Matters Not When It Comes To Getting A Good Deal [Infographic] Privacy Matters Not When It Comes To Getting A Good Deal [Infographic]

With all the CISPA debate going on with a vote expected to go down this week, privacy is becoming the hot ticket item again. In a piece I penned earlier today, I argued that people who complain about CISPA’s lack …

Anonymous Plans “24 Hour Tweet Bomb” To Fight CISPA Anonymous Plans “24 Hour Tweet Bomb” To Fight CISPA
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While it’s not the hot-button issue SOPA and PIPA became, there is something of an outcry concerning CISPA, and with the Congress preparing to vote on the bill next week (Monday, 4/23), there’s been a push from those opposing the …

EFF Offers Embeddable Congressional Twitter Detector to Combat CISPA EFF Offers Embeddable Congressional Twitter Detector to Combat CISPA

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has been campaigning furiously over the past few days against the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, better known on the internet as CISPA. The EFF argues that CISPA, which would allow companies to share personal …

White House Openly Criticizes CISPA After Cybersecurity Briefing White House Openly Criticizes CISPA After Cybersecurity Briefing
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While the Internet has been increasing its opposition to CISPA over the past few weeks, the White House has been relatively quiet on the issue. The administration broke its silence last night when it announced its opposition to the controversial …

EFF Reaffirms Why CISPA Is So Bad EFF Reaffirms Why CISPA Is So Bad

I think we can all agree that CISPA is pretty rotten. It’s just another attempt at ramming Internet regulation ala SOPA through the gates to give a limited few an advantage while the online civil liberties of everybody else suffers. …

EFF Starts #CongressTMI Campaign To Raise CISPA Awareness EFF Starts #CongressTMI Campaign To Raise CISPA Awareness

Twitter trends are sometimes the most intellectually bankrupt form of communication on the Web. It’s truly disheartening at the worst of times, but sometimes there comes along such a fantastic trend that it just restores my faith in humanity just …

The EFF’s Handy Cybersecurity FAQ Answers Many Questions The EFF’s Handy Cybersecurity FAQ Answers Many Questions
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Considering the tumultuous atmosphere surrounding the concepts of cybersecurity and Internet regulation, all in the name of CISPA, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has released a FAQ discussing the privacy threat such pieces of legislation contain. After a quick glance at …

Facebook Responds To CISPA Criticism Facebook Responds To CISPA Criticism
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After Demand Progress took Facebook to task over the service’s support of CISPA, through the use of of an online petition, the social media king offered a response to quell the masses. According to their email updates, Demand Progress’ petition …

Demand Progress Clowns Mark Zuckerberg Demand Progress Clowns Mark Zuckerberg
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The backlash against Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook over the company’s support for the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, otherwise known as CISPA, has been fairly quiet. Yes, the new media got ahold of it, but the public reaction has …

A Handy CISPA Infographic Clarifies The Issues A Handy CISPA Infographic Clarifies The Issues

Does the fact that companies like Facebook, Microsoft, IBM, and Intel mean that CISPA is the friendly, less intrusive version of SOPA or are these companies supporting the bill for reasons not related to intellectual property? Actually, in regards to …

Corporations Supporting CISPA Include Facebook, Microsoft Corporations Supporting CISPA Include Facebook, Microsoft
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Is this how unwanted Internet regulation passes? When enough popular web-based/tech corporations support a bill that’s potentially as damaging as SOPA, causing their legion of followers to accept the inevitable? If so, there’s a really good chance the backlash SOPA …