All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘CISPA’

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 Cybersecurity Act of 2012. When the White House came out against CISPA last month, they offered their support for the …

Read More

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, CSA, will be the bill they take up. CSA, or Cybersecurity Act of 2012, has been around since January, but …

Read More

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 only key difference is that TPP has been negotiated in complete secrecy and it’s only through leaks that we’ve been …

Read More

Mozilla Cares About Your Privacy, Even In Apps

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 app store called the Mozilla Marketplace and Mozilla wants developers to make sure they aren’t keeping any secrets either. Late …

Read More

Mozilla Speaks Out Against CISPA

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 was just as outspoken against SOPA/PIPA, perhaps there position shouldn’t be surprising. But then again, when you consider the support …

Read More

The CISPA And Facebook Love Affair

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 involvement under the CISPA. Where there was a nationwide blackout for SOPA, most end users were amazed at the support …

Read More

Should You Be Concerned With CISPA?

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 it could be people are waiting on Wikipedia to blackout before they get mad. Unfortunately, there may not be a …

Read More

Amended CISPA Is A Direct Threat To Internet Privacy

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 a vote of 248-168, giving us a clear indication of how much our elected leaders value your Internet privacy. That …

Read More

Microsoft Kind Of Drops Support For CISPA

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 the Internet will tell you that it’s an invasion of privacy and violates their fourth amendment rights online (a right …

Read More

Anonymous Announces Operation Defense Phase II In Response To CISPA

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 weren’t around for the first phase of Operation Defense, it was a coordinated effort to protest CISPA with various cyberattacks …

Read More

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 with Facebook chat? Oh, they supposedly fixed it? Ok, you’re right, it does works much better than it used to. …

Read More

Telecomm Industry Fully Supports CISPA Passage

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 the Industry’s behavior, it’s also very apt. Who knew Senator Amidala–and George Lucas–could so profoundly predict the near future? Furthermore, …

Read More

Page 4 of 6« First...«23456»