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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘EU Parliament’

Author of the PATRIOT Act: NSA Abuses Its Power

On Veteran’s Day, US House representative Jim Sesenbrenner was in Brussels, Belgium, testifying before the European Parliament at the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice, and Home Affairs about the ongoing abuse of the bill he wrote, the Patriot Act. There, he unveiled his true feelings, protesting the NSA’s mass spying, saying James Clapper should be terminated and put on trial, …

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ACTA Is Going To Be Passed Whether You Like It Or Not

ACTA is almost dead. The treaty is heading towards the European Parliament next week where many people feel that it will be rejected after four committees rejected it as well. It will also receive a ruling from the European Court of Justice to see if ACTA was ever compatible with European law. It’s looking bad for the treaty that everybody …

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ACTA Supporters Might Resort To Dirty Tactics For Approval

The response to ACTA throughout Europe has been the stuff of legends. People from all walks of life have taken to the streets to protest the amendments in the treaty that only help to serve copyright industries while hurting the Internet in much the same way that SOPA proposed. The political response to the protest has also been encouraging with …

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Proposed EU Law Wants To Make Possession of Hacking Tools A Crime

The European Union is looking to update and standardize its anti-hacking legislation. Under a draft law backed by the EU Civil Liberties Committee on Tuesday, hacking IT systems, as well as the possession or distribution of hacking tools, would be a criminal offence throughout the EU, one punishable by 2-5 years in prison. This latter restriction would be the equivalent …

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