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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, […]

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800+ major corporations and U.S. Chamber of Commerce support CISPA

It’s quite sad to say that over 3 million businessesin the United States represented by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, not to mention 800+ other major corporations (see below list), all have shown their support for thedisturbing legislation known as CISPA, or the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. This long list includes corporations like Google, Facebook, AT&T, Verizon, […]

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Anti-ACTA activists protest across Europe

Guy Fawkes masks were on display in cities across Europe yesterday as part of a protest against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), an international trade agreement on copyright and intellectual property that opponents believe will limit free speech online. Organisers of the protest said about 100,000 people turned up in German cities such as Berlin, […]

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SOPA and PIPA Shelved, What About ACTA?

Support for the Stop Online Piracy Act and the PROTECT-IP Act collapsed last week in the face of massive public outcry and a January 18 internet blackout. Google reported that millions people signed its petition against the legislation. Senate Majority Leader Reid postponed a vote on PIPA, prompting a cool response from Sen. Leahy, who […]

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