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House Passes CISPA, Jumpstarting Cyber Privacy Debate All Over Again

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Photo: Conservativedailynews.com Amidst the media’s Boston Marathon suspect screwup, the D.C. ricin scares, and the Senate’s rejection of gun background checks, one bit of news quietly slipped through: the House of Representatives passed CISPA, the cyber security bill that tackles the government’s ability to monitor personal information users give to...
House Passes CISPA, Jumpstarting Cyber Privacy Debate All Over Again

Mike C's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

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Prenda, prenda, prenda... (hat tip to Jan Brady). What... you thought I'd lead with something else? Ohhhhh, fine! So here we are at the end of another week and what a week it was. We started off Monday with April Fool's Day and there were a couple of fools to...
Mike C's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

Cispa approved by House but critics urge Senate to block 'horrible' bill

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Free speech groups say the bill – which Obama has vowed to veto – hands US authorities too much power to use private dataFree speech advocates are calling for the Senate to block controversial cybersecurity legislation they claim will give the US authorities unprecedented access to online communications.The House of Representatives on...
Cispa approved by House but critics urge Senate to block 'horrible' bill

CISPA will return in 2013: Rep. Ruppersberger working with White House to prepare bill for reintroduction

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In conversation with The Hill, Representative Charles Ruppersberger stated that he intends to re-introduce the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act in 2013. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, known to most as simply ‘CISPA,’ was a lighting rod bill in the House last year, leading to a contentious vote in...
CISPA will return in 2013: Rep. Ruppersberger working with White House to prepare bill for reintroduction

2013 CISPA passes House vote despite veto threat

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The US House of Representatives has voted in favor of the 2013 revision of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) bill. The proposed legislation passed 287-to-127, widening the margin from the 248-to-168 House vote in 2012 for the initial version, however the bill is nonetheless expected to encounter...
2013 CISPA passes House vote despite veto threat

Fearmongering Around 'Cyber' Threats Puts Internet Openness At Risk

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Susan Crawford has an intriguing column over at Bloomberg where she notes that the ongoing effort by politicians to fearmonger around the idea of "cybersecurity" and "cyberwar," is a lot more problematic than just a sneaky way to do away with basic privacy protections. Instead, she argues, it's going to...
Fearmongering Around 'Cyber' Threats Puts Internet Openness At Risk

Speak Out Against CISPA: Join The Twitter Campaign And Contact Your Representative

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On Friday, the House Intelligence Committee released a new draft of CISPA, the dangerous cybersecurity bill that threatens to give the government access to huge amounts of personal data. Despite small improvements in some areas, the bill still has huge problems and lacks adequate privacy safeguards—and the House is going...
Speak Out Against CISPA: Join The Twitter Campaign And Contact Your Representative

White House to respond to anti-CISPA petition

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The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), the latest attempt by the US legislative branch to hinder online freedom, just received a significant blow from concerned citizens. On the official White House petition site, an anti-CISPA petition has reached 100,000 signatures. That's not just a big number -- it's...
White House to respond to anti-CISPA petition

Defending the Internet: Alexis Ohanian and Eli Pariser discuss keeping the Web open

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Today at Social Media Week headquarters in NYC, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and The Filter Bubble author Eli Pariser took to the stage to discus how Internet users can work together to create a more open Web. As you’ll see in the video below, Ohanian explains that the Internet is...
Defending the Internet: Alexis Ohanian and Eli Pariser discuss keeping the Web open

Time To Speak Up About CISPA: We Shouldn't Be Scared Into Giving Up Our Privacy

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A bunch of groups are teaming up this week to call for a week of action against CISPA just as Congress is gearing up, yet again, to push through this cybersecurity bill based on a lot of FUD, with little to back it up. To be clear, there are a...
Time To Speak Up About CISPA: We Shouldn't Be Scared Into Giving Up Our Privacy

GOP op-ed on cybersecurity a mix of incorrect statements and terrifying privacy policy

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TNW has reported over the past months on cybersecurity, including the passage of CISPA in the House, failed attempts to pass a bill in the Senate, and most recently the talk of the President of the United States putting forth an executive order on the topic. The President doing so...
GOP op-ed on cybersecurity a mix of incorrect statements and terrifying privacy policy

Silicon Valley remains an Obama stronghold, but Romney collecting millions as well

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According to a fascinating report in Politico, the money game that is Silicon Valley is in high gear. No, I don’t mean the tactic of investing in high-growth, early-stage companies, but instead the game that is played by politicians, who descend on the tech locale looking for dollars. That they often...
Silicon Valley remains an Obama stronghold, but Romney collecting millions as well

White House Criticizes CISPA, Though Meekly And For Partially Wrong Reasons

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With next week's vote on CISPA looming, the White House has made an official statement that implicitly criticizes the bill without mentioning it by name. The Hill reports that National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden issued the statement after a cybersecurity briefing in Congress: "The nation’s critical infrastructure cyber vulnerabilities...
White House Criticizes CISPA, Though Meekly And For Partially Wrong Reasons

Senate GOP calls on the President to do nothing with cybersecurity

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This is the other side of the coin. While voices from his own party are calling on him to act, the President today received a letter from several top GOP Senators, urging no executive action of cybersecurity. The letter comes after the passage of CISPA in the House, the failure...
Senate GOP calls on the President to do nothing with cybersecurity

TechNet, Microsoft, CISPA: Oh my! The current cybersecurity muddle hearkens to the early days of SOPA

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Are Microsoft, Apple, and a number of other technology companies that you know by name in favor of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, better known as CISPA? You wouldn’t know it by viewing the bill’s page listing letters of support from companies and organisations, but that frankly might not mean much. Today...
TechNet, Microsoft, CISPA: Oh my! The current cybersecurity muddle hearkens to the early days of SOPA

Cybersecurity Executive Order Actually Respects Some Privacy; So Do We Actually Need CISPA Any More?

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Exactly as predicted yesterday, President Obama talked about cybersecurity in last night's State of the Union address, including his plan to sign an executive order on cybersecurity. What's a bit surprising is that the executive order... is actually pretty reasonable. Unlike some earlier drafts, it appears that the White House...
Cybersecurity Executive Order Actually Respects Some Privacy; So Do We Actually Need CISPA Any More?

The CISPA Circus Goes To Baltimore With Another Misleading 'Local Pride' Editorial

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Recently, I responded to an editorial by CISPA author Mike Rogers in the Detroit News, wherein he took some blatant China fearmongering and targeted it at Michigan's specific industry concerns to rouse the local rabble in CISPA's favor. Now Rep. Ruppersberger—the other driving force behind the bill—is applying the same...
The CISPA Circus Goes To Baltimore With Another Misleading 'Local Pride' Editorial

CISPA: The rhetoric vs. the reality

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I’ve been a bit buried in the last few weeks, and so CISPA has remained somewhat in the back of my head as something that I need to get to, when I have a spare moment. I trust you are in the same boat. And since that moment hasn’t appeared,...
CISPA: The rhetoric vs. the reality
House passes CISPA despite veto threats and a sea of angry Internet protesters

House Rules Committee Basically Rejects Any CISPA Amendments That Would Protect Privacy

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There were a number of different amendments put forth for CISPA today -- including many that sought to protect people's privacy and to make sure that the NSA didn't get first dibs on any information. The House Rules Committee met for about three hours today to hear about the various...
House Rules Committee Basically Rejects Any CISPA Amendments That Would Protect Privacy

Oppose CISPA If you value any privacy in our digital world | Dan Gillmor

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Cyber-security is a real problem, but Congress' latest CISPA bill tries to solve it by attacking the freedom of the internetIf you are eligible to vote in the United States, please take a break from whatever you're doing today and call your member of the US House of Representatives. Tell...
Oppose CISPA If you value any privacy in our digital world | Dan Gillmor
CISPA: Congress weighs privacy against 'cyber threats'

Obama Administration Threatens To Veto CISPA

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Yesterday, the Guardian reported that the Obama administration officially opposed CISPA—but they also noted that there was no mention of the V-word. Now that's changed. The executive office just released a statement which says in no uncertain terms that they will be pushing for a veto of the bill: Legislation...
Obama Administration Threatens To Veto CISPA

CISPA Wouldn't Actually Solve The Reasons Congress Is Giving For Why We Need CISPA

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As expected, Representatives Mike Rogers and Dutch Ruppersberger have reintroduced CISPA, exactly as it was when it passed the House last year. Incredibly, we've been hearing that they've brushed off the massive privacy concerns by claiming that those were all "fixed" in the final version of the bill that got...
CISPA Wouldn't Actually Solve The Reasons Congress Is Giving For Why We Need CISPA

Ron Paul says Cispa cyberterrorism bill would create 'Big Brother' culture

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Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act is expected to pass the House despite objections from civil liberties groupsRepublican presidential candidate Ron Paul has slammed a controversial cyberterrorism bill, calling it "Big Brother writ large" and saying it would make "government spies" of Facebook and Google.The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection...
Ron Paul says Cispa cyberterrorism bill would create 'Big Brother' culture

The Secure IT Act has been revamped following privacy concerns, but faces long slog in the Senate

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TNW has reported incrementally on the status of cybersecurity legislation in both houses of the US Congress since the moment the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) began its trek to becoming a household name. As you certainly know by now, CISPA passed the US House of Representatives. The Senate is...
The Secure IT Act has been revamped following privacy concerns, but faces long slog in the Senate
Who supports and opposes CISPA, and why?

A step-by-step guide to making CISPA less vile

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The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act is a lot like your old college buddy who used to get way too drunk and then puke in your lap: it claims to mean well, but its actions suggest otherwise. With its passage by the House of Representatives on Thursday, though, CISPA...
A step-by-step guide to making CISPA less vile

CISPA Is A Really Bad Bill, And Here's Why

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The forces behind HR 3523, the dangerous Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act which is going to move forward in Congress at the end of the month, are beginning to get cagey about the growing backlash from the internet community. In an attempt to address some of the key concerns,...
CISPA Is A Really Bad Bill, And Here's Why

Facebook joins Microsoft in dropping support for CISPA, the controversial cybersecurity bill

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According to reporting by CNET, Facebook has dropped its support of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, better known as CISPA. As TNW noted in late February, Microsoft also pulled its support for the bill. CISPA, which passed the House of Representatives last year, was threatened with a veto by the...
Facebook joins Microsoft in dropping support for CISPA, the controversial cybersecurity bill
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