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NSA director General Keith Alexander testifies before House Committee on Intelligence

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NSA director General Keith Alexander testified before the House standing committee on intelligence this morning on Capitol Hill, saying that PRISM and other NSA programs were limited, overseen, legal, and necessary for the protection of the USA. “These programs have protected our country and allies … over 50 times since 9/11,”...
NSA director General Keith Alexander testifies before House Committee on Intelligence

ChurchHatesTucker's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

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The elephant in this week's news has been Edward Snowden. While he's been quiet since ditching Hong Kong early in the week, the effects of his leaking of evidence of the NSA's spying on American citizens continue to reverberate. Rep. Mike Rogers, head of the House Intelligence Committee (insert...
ChurchHatesTucker's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

Rapiscan accused of faking privacy tests for airport scanners

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An influential member of Congress has suggested that Rapiscan, the company behind some of the full-body scanners used at American airports, faked tests of its machines' ability to protect passenger privacy. In a letter quoted by Bloomberg, Rep Mike Rogers (R-AL) charged that Rapiscan "may have attempted to defraud the...
Rapiscan accused of faking privacy tests for airport scanners

Thousands Of People Tweet To Rep. Mike Rogers That They're Not 14, Not In Their Basement, And They Still Oppose CISPA

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We just noted how Rep. Mike Rogers, the sponsor for the CISPA cybersecurity bill that wipes out a variety of privacy protections for companies handing private info to the government had told the House Rules Committee that the only real opposition was 14-year-olds in their basement. It seems that many...
Thousands Of People Tweet To Rep. Mike Rogers That They're Not 14, Not In Their Basement, And They Still Oppose CISPA

CISPA Sponsor Tweets, Then Deletes, About How Much More Lobbying Dollars Have Come From Pro-CISPA Groups

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Ah, transparency. The Sunlight Foundation put together Politwoops last year to highlight tweets that elected officials deleted. Mostly it's innocuous stuff, but sometimes some real gems come through. For example, the account of Rep. Mike Rogers, who is the main Representative behind CISPA, retweeted but then deleted a MapLight tweet...
CISPA Sponsor Tweets, Then Deletes, About How Much More Lobbying Dollars Have Come From Pro-CISPA Groups

Rep. Peter King, Mayor Bloomberg Agree: Boston Bombing Shows We Desperately Need MORE Surveillance

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You knew it was coming. Former DHS official Stewart Baker got the ball rolling with his atrocious attempt to portray the ACLU and the EFF as hacker-and-terrorist sympathizers. A few politicians bravely read the tea leaves (while the tea was still brewing!) and declared the Boston bombing to be Exhibit...
Rep. Peter King, Mayor Bloomberg Agree: Boston Bombing Shows We Desperately Need MORE Surveillance

Intel Comm. chair: Huawei, ZTE subsidized, security risk

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The US House of Representatives' Intelligence Committee is looking into the relationship between the Chinese government and Chinese telecom manufacturers Huawei and ZTE. Committee chair Mike Rogers, speaking with Reuters, said he believes it is necessary to look into whether or not the two manufacturers are receiving unfair subsidies from...
Intel Comm. chair: Huawei, ZTE subsidized, security risk

US may seek legislation to “guard networks” against threat of Chinese telecom firms

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The US House of Representatives’ Intelligence Committee investing the potential national security threats posed by the developing businesses of Chinese telecom firms ZTE and Huawei, may look to introduce legislation “to guard US networks”, its head has said. The House signalled its intention to investigate the two firms in November of last year,...
US may seek legislation to “guard networks” against threat of Chinese telecom firms

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta Recycles His 'Cyber-Pearl Harbor' FUD... Third Time's The Charm?

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A recent (failed) push to enact cybersecurity legislation has resulted in some interesting maneuvering in Washington, DC. Rep. Mike Rogers, who introduced CISPA, is trying to revive his lousy legislation by telling scary stories that are short on detail, but long on FUD. Other interested parties are hoping to bypass...
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta Recycles His 'Cyber-Pearl Harbor' FUD... Third Time's The Charm?

Why nobody really wants to get to the bottom of China, ZTE and Huawei

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Chinese telecom gear makers Huwaei and ZTE are about to get blacklisted by the U.S. Congress in a report to be published Monday. Reuters reports that the U.S. House of Representatives’ Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence will recommend U.S. companies don’t use wares from the two companies over fears that...
Why nobody really wants to get to the bottom of China, ZTE and Huawei

Congress plans to alter CISPA to allay fears

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US Congress representatives Dutch Ruppersberger and Mike Rogers revealed Tuesday that they were changing the controversial CISPA bill to defuse some of the complaints about overreach. Amendments would limit information the government could get about Internet security to specific cases, such as rogue attacks, criminal investigations, safeguards against national security...
Congress plans to alter CISPA to allay fears

FBI Internet Wiretapping Is A Cyber Security 'Disaster Waiting To Happen'

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Experts are saying that America has enough problems with cyber security without the FBI mandating backdoors into encrypted internet communications. Charlie Savage of The New York Times reported today how the FBI plans to push domestic surveillance to the internet with mandated backdoors into web-communications platforms. Almost immediately, information security specialists...
FBI Internet Wiretapping Is A Cyber Security 'Disaster Waiting To Happen'
Huawei and ZTE pose national security risk according to US Congressional report

House passes Cispa cybersecurity bill with support of 92 Democrats

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Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act passes by 288-127 but civil liberties concerns could lead to Obama vetoThe House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation meant to help companies and the government share information on cyber threats, even though concerns linger about the amount of protection the bill offers for...
House passes Cispa cybersecurity bill with support of 92 Democrats

CISPA Author Ramps Up The FUD: Claims He Can't Sleep At Night Due To 'Unusual Source' Threatening Us

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Rep. Mike Rogers, who introduced CISPA, the infamous cybersecurity bill that was absolutely horrible when it came to privacy, is apparently trying to ramp up the FUD to get CISPA back on the legislative calendar, despite the Senate's decision to go in another direction (which eventually stalled out). In a...
CISPA Author Ramps Up The FUD: Claims He Can't Sleep At Night Due To 'Unusual Source' Threatening Us
CISPA bill headed to House vote next week

CISPA sponsor compares opponents to 14-year-olds

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The chief sponsor of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) in the U.S. Congress has ignited a Twitter storm by suggesting many opponents of the proposed cyberthreat sharing bill are 14-year-olds in basements.The Twitter account for Representative Mike Rogers, a Michigan Republican, has received thousands of tweets...
CISPA sponsor compares opponents to 14-year-olds
Opinion: CISPA isn't the evil, privacy-infringing legislation you think it is

Government Has Already Fooled Us More Than Once On Privacy; History Belies How CISPA Will Be Used

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One of the key things we've seen in the pushback on CISPA is that its backers insist that people arguing against it don't really understand how the bill works, and that it does protect privacy. CISPA sponsor Rep. Mike Rogers himself took to Twitter this morning to tell the EFF...
Government Has Already Fooled Us More Than Once On Privacy; History Belies How CISPA Will Be Used

Forget privacy reforms, CISPA is coming back on Wednesday in its exact previous form

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According to reporting in The Hill’s Hillicon Valley blog, cybersecurity bill CISPA is heading back to the House on Wednesday, without privacy reformations. By returning as it was before, CISPA is inviting another veto threat the from President, and one more round of cold treatment by the Senate. The President...
Forget privacy reforms, CISPA is coming back on Wednesday in its exact previous form

House passes Cispa cybersecurity bill despite warnings from White House

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White House advisers warned they'd recommend president veto legislation in face of increased privacy concernsThe House of Representatives passed a controversial cybersecurity bill on Thursday in the face of warnings that it undermined privacy and a threat from White House advisers warning they would recommend President Barack Obama veto the...
House passes Cispa cybersecurity bill despite warnings from White House

Report: Huawei, ZTE possibly involved in espionage for China

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Representative Mike Rogers (R-MI) and C.A. Ruppersberger (D-MD) are preparing to issue a report October 8 on a year-long investigation of smartphone and equipment manufacturers Huawei and ZTE Corp. The US House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence has been examining whether the companies' expansion in the US market enables Chinese...
Report: Huawei, ZTE possibly involved in espionage for China

Rogers & Ruppersberger Reintroduce Cybersecurity Bill to Protect the American Economy

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Rogers & Ruppersberger Reintroduce Cybersecurity Bill to Protect the American Economy

Congressman would revamp FDA’s mission to ‘protect jobs’

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Proposed legislation would add the promotion of “innovation” and “competitiveness” to the agency’s duties. FORTUNE — Congressman Mike Rogers (R. Mich.) is a longtime critic of the Food and Drug Administration. The agency, he says, is too bureaucratic and takes far too long to approve new medical devices. The Michigan...
Congressman would revamp FDA’s mission to ‘protect jobs’

Softbank grants US government the right to approve a director for Sprint, should takeover bid succeed

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Amid security concerns over the cross-border takeover of Sprint Nextel by Softbank, the Tokyo-based company has agreed to give the U.S. federal government the right to approve a director it will nominate to Sprint’s board. According to a report by the Wall Street Journal (spotted first by The Verge), the director,...
Softbank grants US government the right to approve a director for Sprint, should takeover bid succeed

House Intelligence Committee advises US companies to stop doing business with Huawei and ZTE, says 'cannot be trusted'

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The U.S. House of Representatives’ Select Committee on Intelligence just published a report that deemed two Chinese manufacturers of routers, switches, and telecoms equipment as a possible threat to national security, and it subsequently warned American companies to purchase their hardware elsewhere. According to the committee’s press release: The Chairman...
House Intelligence Committee advises US companies to stop doing business with Huawei and ZTE, says 'cannot be trusted'
Truth check: Rep. Rogers' claims that no U.S. companies oppose CISPA is false

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

Obama, Cybersecurity, And The Return of CIPSA

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The more things change the more they stay the same. With the strike of his pen Tuesday, President Obama signed an executive order aimed at bolstering the nation's cyber defenses and improving security. Later that night, in his State of the Union address, the President preached about the need to...
Obama, Cybersecurity, And The Return of CIPSA

Huawei and ZTE 'cannot be trusted' in the US, says Congress report

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A Congress committee will today publish the results of an 11-month investigation into ZTE and Huawei and the alleged risks these companies pose to US national security. Somehow, Reuters has already gotten hold of a draft of the report and, judging from the conclusions that have now been made...
Huawei and ZTE 'cannot be trusted' in the US, says Congress report
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