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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THE Australian Federal Government has withdrawn a proposal to implement an internet filtering scheme that has been likened to firewalls operating in China and Iran.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 […]

Federal judge blocks FBI’s attempts to hold back information on troubling surveillance program

Federal judge blocks FBI’s attempts to hold back information on troubling surveillance program

By Madison Ruppert Editor of End the Lie In a somewhat surprising move, U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg refused to allow the government to continue to keep their drive to require Internet providers to build backdoors into their systems for government surveillance under a veil of secrecy. This is especially shocking because a federal judge just ruled […]

Cybersecurity ‘Compromise’ Distracts From Destruction of Internet Freedoms

Cybersecurity ‘Compromise’ Distracts From Destruction of Internet Freedoms

Susanne Posel, Contributor Activist Post Last week, “compromise legislation” was brought before the US Senate that will enable federal agencies to assess cyber threats while giving them “permission” to exchange information with corporations “under certain conditions” under the justification of better protecting corporations from cyber-attacks. Although the threat has not manifested as of yet, President Obama stated that: […]

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 […]

Blackout looming: Thousands to lose Internet access as FBI shuts down servers

Blackout looming: Thousands to lose Internet access as FBI shuts down servers

On July 9, thousands of Internet users worldwide could lose access after the FBI shuts down temporary DNS servers that replaced fraudulent servers operated by hackers. Major companies and US government agencies are amongst those that could be blocked out, according to the Internet security firm IID. The blackout will affect systems infected with the […]