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CISA: The Dirty Deal Between Google and the NSA That No One Is Talking About

Evan Greer | Posted 07.30.2016 | Politics
Evan Greer

One of the things that civil liberties activists like to lament about is that the general public seems to care more about Google and Facebook using their personal data to target advertising than the government using it to target drone strikes.

'Round the Clock Surveillance: Is This the Price of Living in a 'Free, Safe' Society?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

The emergence of tracking technology fits with Google chairman Eric Schmidt's view on privacy: "If you have something that you don't want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn't be doing it in the first place." Unfortunately, this is not just the attitude of corporate benefactors, but government officials as well.

White House: 'Cybersecurity Legislation Must Not Violate Americans' Right to Privacy'

Alexander Howard | Posted 06.30.2013 | Technology
Alexander Howard

Whether the voices of the people on it are driving administration policy remains up for the debate. What can't be said now is that they're not paying attention to the issues raised. We, the People, should be heard. Now there are new ways to you raise your voice.

CISPA Changes Show Power of Internet Advocacy

Leslie Harris | Posted 06.28.2013 | Technology
Leslie Harris

If and when a cybersecurity bill moves to the Senate, the story about House passage of CISPA should not be about failure.

Gerry Smith

Senate Will Not Vote On CISPA, Dealing Blow To Controversial Cyber Bill | Gerry Smith | Posted 04.25.2013 | Technology

The Senate will not vote on a cybersecurity bill that passed the House earlier this month, according to two Senate staffers, dealing a blow to a measu...

CISPA Blackout Doesn't Go As Planned

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 04.23.2013 | Technology

Notice anything different about the Internet on Monday? Unfortunately for Anonymous, you probably didn't. Anonymous called for an Internet blackout to...

This Pro-Privacy CISPA Amendment Didn't Make The Cut

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 04.23.2013 | Technology

Bad news, Facebook users. U.S. employers may soon be able to require employees to fork over their social media passwords. A last-minute amendment ...

Anonymous Calls For Internet Blackout To Protest CISPA

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 04.22.2013 | Technology

On Friday, Anonymous called for an Internet blackout in protest of CISPA, which passed the House on Thursday. If signed into law, CISPA would make it ...

Zach Carter

Cybersecurity Bill To Let Companies Ignore Privacy Contracts Passes House | Zach Carter | Posted 04.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives passed a broad cybersecurity bill Thursday that allows corporations to share customers' personal data with ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

GOP Rep: Only Teenagers In Their Basements Oppose Cybersecurity Bill | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) said Tuesday that most opponents to his controversial cybersecurity bill are teenagers in their basements as ...

White House Threatens To Veto Controversial Cybersecurity Bill

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 04.16.2013 | Technology

The White House on Tuesday threatened to veto a controversial cybersecurity bill out of concern that it fails to protect the privacy of Internet users...

Gerry Smith

CISPA Is Back, But So Are Its Devoted Detractors | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.20.2013 | Technology

Thousands of websites, including Craigslist and Reddit, demonstrated their opposition this week to a controversial cybersecurity bill, arguing the mea...

House Cybersecurity Bill Threatens Privacy and Civil Liberties

Ginny Sloan | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics
Ginny Sloan

Both the administration and members of Congress have stated that the goal is to provide government and the private sector with robust tools to fight cybersecurity threats while still protecting individuals' civil liberties and privacy rights. But their bill fails the test.

Pressure Builds On White House To Block Controversial Bill

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.12.2013 | Technology

A petition urging the Obama Administration to prevent a controversial cybersecurity bill from becoming law has reached 100,000 signatures -- the neces...

White House Cybersecurity Order Accompanies State of the Union Address

Christina Gagnier | Posted 04.14.2013 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

While the future of cybersecurity is unclear, the national conversation has been jumpstarted and brought to the fore with the mention of the issue in the State of the Union address.

Ryan J. Reilly

Influential House Republican Investigating Zealous Prosecution In Internet Pioneer's Suicide | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is investigating the Justice Department's prosecution of Aaron Swartz, the In...

A Volatile Cyberspace

Sagar Tikoo | Posted 03.05.2013 | Teen
Sagar Tikoo

In a country where essential components of infrastructure are vulnerable to cyber-attack, cybersecurity is not only an issue of financial interest to private sector companies, but an issue of national security.

Hacking The Future

Cole Stryker | Posted 11.15.2012 | Technology
Cole Stryker

As the Internet becomes a more lucrative ground for corporate interests, the likelihood of censorship of inflammatory content increases. Which is why some techies are trying to scrap the Internet we have and build a new one.

Gerry Smith

Obama Drafts Executive Order To Prevent Cyber Attacks | Gerry Smith | Posted 09.12.2012 | Technology

Despite repeated warnings about the national security threats posed by hackers, Congress failed to pass legislation this summer to protect vital compu...

AppRights: A Mobile Privacy Initiative

Rep. Hank Johnson | Posted 10.13.2012 | Technology
Rep. Hank Johnson

Pointing to SOPA and CISPA as cautionary tales, Congressman launches open legislative project at Last month, I launched, a...

The Cybersecurity Act of 2012: Are We Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?

Dave Aitel | Posted 10.03.2012 | Technology
Dave Aitel

CSA is much-needed right now to protect America's critical infrastructure systems from potentially devastating and costly attacks. Unfortunately, it's unlikely to overcome its political obstacles.

Gerry Smith

Congress' Cyber Security #FAIL | Gerry Smith | Posted 10.02.2012 | Technology

Despite warnings that hackers could shut down critical infrastructure with the click of a mouse, the Senate voted down landmark legislation on Thursda...

A League of Our Own

Leslie Harris | Posted 09.25.2012 | Technology
Leslie Harris

Launched last week by Fight for the Future, the IDL aims to broadly distribute code that will allow its members to quickly get the word out about threats and organize the Internet to act.

Gerry Smith

New Cybersecurity Bill Still Leaves Country Vulnerable To Attack, Experts Say | Gerry Smith | Posted 07.24.2012 | Technology

A Senate cybersecurity bill introduced last week removes a key provision from earlier legislation that would require companies to protect their comput...

Bridging the D.C.-Silicon Valley Divide in Napa Valley

Bennet Kelley | Posted 08.11.2012 | Technology
Bennet Kelley

As one who has played the role of translator on both coasts, I believe that what feeds the divide is the extent to which neither community speaks nor fully understands the language of the other.