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Obama Signs Cybersecurity Executive Order

Obama Signs Cybersecurity Executive Order

President Obama bypassed the Congress on Tuesday and signed the much maligned but anticipated cybersecurity executive order. He made the announcement during the State of the Union address, stating: ‘We know hackers steal people’s identities and infiltrate private email. We know foreign countries and companies swipe our corporate secrets. Now our enemies are also seeking […]

Australian Government Dumps Mandatory Internet Filtering Scheme

Australian Government Dumps Mandatory Internet Filtering Scheme

THE Australian Federal Government has withdrawn a proposal to implement an internet filtering scheme that has been likened to firewalls operating in China and Iran. The internet filtering scheme, initially proposed by former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd in 2007, would have forced all Internet Service Providers (ISP’s) to block all websites that have been identified by the […]

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 […]