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Insanity: CISPA Just Got Way Worse, And Then Passed On Rushed Vote

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Up until this afternoon, the final vote on CISPA was supposed to be tomorrow. Then, abruptly, it was moved up today—and the House voted in favor of its passage with a vote of 248-168. But that's not even the worst part. The vote followed the debate on amendments, several of...
Insanity: CISPA Just Got Way Worse, And Then Passed On Rushed Vote

White House Preparing Executive Order As A Stand-In For CISPA

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This isn't a huge surprise -- and last month we even discussed the possibility, but it sounds as though the White House has decided that, with the failure of Congress to pass a comprehensive cybersecurity bill (CISPA passed in the House, but the rather different Cybersecurity Act failed in the...
White House Preparing Executive Order As A Stand-In For CISPA

Privacy protections booted from CISPA data-sharing bill

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Committee overwhelmingly votes down privacy amendments that would have curbed National Security Agency's access to private sector data. Now the bill heads to the House floor for a vote. [Read more]...
Privacy protections booted from CISPA data-sharing bill
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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
Microsoft attacks Google over privacy, ignores the exact same violations from its partner, Facebook

Email Users Can't Count on Privacy

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One of the lessons from the unfolding case of former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, David Petraeus, is that privacy protections for even the most sophisticated users of consumer-email services actually protect very little....
Email Users Can't Count on Privacy

How Did Private Companies Become The Guardians Of Our Online Privacy?

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U.S. government surveillance of email, search and other online activities is on the rise, while laws protecting people's privacy remain murky. As a result, private Internet and communications service providers - and even apps makers - have become the gatekeepers of our personal data and our first line of defense...
How Did Private Companies Become The Guardians Of Our Online Privacy?

Netherlands: First country in Europe with net neutrality

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May 8th, 2012 is a day to celebrate in The Netherlands as it becomes the first country in Europe to protect its citizens by enshrining net neutrality into law. The Netherlands is also implementing privacy protections for users against wiretapping and disconnection by the Internet Service Providers (ISPs), which will...
Netherlands: First country in Europe with net neutrality

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

White House Petition Against CISPA Gets Over The 100,000 Signature Threshold

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Yet another White House petition has made it over the 100,000 signature mark, which is necessary to get a response. This one is asking the White House not to support CISPA, arguing that the terms are too broad, and the possibility of abuse is simply too high. To date, the...
White House Petition Against CISPA Gets Over The 100,000 Signature Threshold
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Cispa will give US unprecedented access, internet privacy advocates warn

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With echoes of Sopa, critics charge that bill will overturn US privacy protections in government attempts to track hackersWashington looks set to wave through new cybersecurity legislation next week that opponents fear will wipe out decades of privacy protections at a stroke.The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (Cispa) will...
Cispa will give US unprecedented access, internet privacy advocates warn
Cops might finally need a warrant to read your Gmail

Cybersecurity bill bombarded with amendments

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Amendments to cybersecurity bill in Senate aim to boost privacy protections. [Read more]...
Cybersecurity bill bombarded with amendments

CA Attorney General says Apple has agreed to make apps disclose privacy policy BEFORE download

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Following several weeks of controversy surrounding the way that applications were handling customer data, the California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced that several companies with a stake in the app game have agreed to new privacy protections for users of apps. The agreement signifies a change from the way that the...
CA Attorney General says Apple has agreed to make apps disclose privacy policy BEFORE download

CISPA drafter to propose privacy bolstering amendment for contentious bill

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Heh, it’s funny how making noise really can make a difference. In response to public criticism and political pressure, Representative Adam Schiff intends to propose an amendment to the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), to bolster its privacy protections. As we’ve written before, there is a certain tenseness among those...
CISPA drafter to propose privacy bolstering amendment for contentious bill
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Bill would force cops to get a warrant before reading your e-mail

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Last fall we wrote about how easy it probably was for the FBI to get the e-mails it needed to bring down CIA chief David Petraeus over allegations of infidelity. Under the ancient Electronic Communications Privacy Act, passed in 1986, the police can often obtain the contents of private...
Bill would force cops to get a warrant before reading your e-mail

US House moves toward passage of CISPA

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The U.S. House of Representatives moved closer Wednesday toward the passage of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), despite concerns that the cyberthreat information-sharing bill will allow Web-based companies to share a wide amount of customer information with government agencies.The House on Wednesday debated several amendments to...
US House moves toward passage of CISPA

Web privacy fears spur US plans

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The White House unveils a "bill of rights" for web users, calling for stronger privacy protections amid fears that online browsing habits are not secure....
Web privacy fears spur US plans
In the eyes of the law, is an iMessage a text or an email?
Congress still not satisfied with Apple’s privacy protections, requests briefing

Leading Senate cybersecurity bill undergoing troubling adaptations in bid to entice votes

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Here’s where we are: the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) passed the House. Several bills in the Senate deal also deal with cybersecurity. One will have to pass, and then undergo reconciliation with CISPA, to eventually reach the desk of the President. However, the House and the Senate are...
Leading Senate cybersecurity bill undergoing troubling adaptations in bid to entice votes

Microsoft: Google Bypasses Privacy Settings in Internet Explorer, Too

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Last Friday, a Wall Street Journal report revealed that Google and some advertising companies had been circumventing privacy settings in order to follow users browsing through the Safari browsing on the iPhone and on the Web. Now, Microsoft has said that Google is working around the privacy settings on its...
Microsoft: Google Bypasses Privacy Settings in Internet Explorer, Too

Why Drones May Bring a Renaissance, Not Erosion, of Privacy

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Drone technology can easily erode the scraps of privacy we have left, but the creepiness of the eyes in the sky could force us to rethink our current legal framework for data collection.You know that animal feeling you get when you're being watched? That horror-movie tingle along the back of...
Why Drones May Bring a Renaissance, Not Erosion, of Privacy

Google defense cites study arguing for stronger privacy regulation

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Recent reports suggest that Google is attempting to circumvent industry-standard privacy protections in both Safari and Internet Explorer. Google’s defense cites a study from Carnegie Mellon. What they don’t mention is that that study argues for increased regulation of companies like … Google...
Google defense cites study arguing for stronger privacy regulation

FTC Calls for "Privacy by Design"

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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission today released a set of recommendations for businesses and Congress about the collection and use of consumers’ personal data. This framework has been in the works for years, and in the meantime there’s been considerable progress on many of its final recommendations, both proactively by...
FTC Calls for "Privacy by Design"

Tech firms agree to privacy protections for mobile apps

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Apple, Google, Microsoft, and others are asking developers to inform users about data usage policies before they download apps. [Read more]...
Tech firms agree to privacy protections for mobile apps

House set to revise CISPA language to add more privacy protection

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Members of the House said on Tuesday that they will modify the language of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) in a nod to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), who have expressed strong opposition to the bill’s language thus far. CISPA proposes a new system where...
House set to revise CISPA language to add more privacy protection
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