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New Cybersecurity Proposal: Privacy Vulnerabilities

New Cybersecurity Proposal: Privacy Vulnerabilities

Rainey Reitman and Lee Tien EFF For months, we’ve been raising the alarm about the serious civil liberties implications of the cybersecurity bills making their way through the Senate. Hours ago, we received some good news. A new bill called the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 (S 3414) is replacing the prior Lieberman-Collins Cybersecurity Act (S 2150). This […]

When It Comes to Cybersecurity, Scare Tactics Aren’t Convincing Americans to Sacrifice Privacy

When It Comes to Cybersecurity, Scare Tactics Aren’t Convincing Americans to Sacrifice Privacy

Rainey Reitman EFF This week, comments from Democratic Senators, a panel of witnessses, and the director of the National Security Agency (NSA) called on the Senate to enact cybersecurity legislation. But a new poll shows that Americans don’t want to sacrifice civil liberties by allowing unfettered data exchanges between corporations and the government. Discussions this […]

SOPA Being Reintroduced Through Creation of Copyright Commissars

SOPA Being Reintroduced Through Creation of Copyright Commissars

Joe Wright Activist Post The battle rages on between lovers of the free Internet and a big government hellbent on controlling the only semblance of a fair and balanced media that still exists. An onslaught of bills have been introduced worldwide which seek to criminalize the fundamental way that information is freely shared. Among the […]

ACTA rejected by EU Parliament committees in crucial vote

ACTA rejected by EU Parliament committees in crucial vote

The European Parliament has opposed the controversial ACTA treaty, after three of its influential committees said the trade agreement should be rejected. The Legal Affairs Committee (JURI), the Committee for Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) and the Committee for Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) all voted against implementing the agreement, which caused mass […]

House approves CISPA 248-168

House approves CISPA 248-168

The House of Representatives has approved CISPA with a vote count of 248-168. Initially slated to vote on the bill Friday, it decided to pass it Thursday after approving a number of amendments. The snap vote took place after Congressional legislators approved a number of amendments to CISPA. Apart from cyber and national security purposes, […]