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The Hollow Ring of Liberty

Michealene Cristini Risley | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics
Michealene Cristini Risley

The Obama administration has expanded on many of the civil rights violations that the Bush administration pioneered. These infringements have assaulted the freedoms of speech, assembly, association, and the rights to privacy and fair trial.

Why Is the TPP Such a Big Secret?

Tim Robertson | Posted 07.04.2012 | Politics
Tim Robertson

The only way the corporate shopping list that is the TPP can get past public scrutiny is if no one ever hears about it. Fortunately, activists are fighting back.

CISPA, Netizens and the Internet's Coming of Age Party

Bennet Kelley | Posted 07.02.2012 | Technology
Bennet Kelley

The Internet is experiencing a coming of age as not only has it surpassed television in terms of daily consumer usage, but it also is flexing its political muscle in capitols across the globe.

Why The Government Can’t Remain The Cybersecurity Czar

Slate | Posted 05.02.2012 | Technology

When the task of finding cyberthreats was merely becoming more difficult, it was always possible to respond by getting a bigger budget, buying more co...

CISPA and the Emergence of a Cyber Détente

Gil Laroya | Posted 06.30.2012 | Technology
Gil Laroya

With the danger posed on both sides of the cyber-hacker war, is the internet bearing witness to an internet cyber-détente?

Microsoft Kind Of Drops Support For CISPA

WebProNews | Posted 04.30.2012 | Technology

Ever since its introduction, CISPA has had the support of the major tech companies. All of them use the same line about how it helps them protect them...

Nothing to Fear But Fear Itself

Susan Landau | Posted 06.29.2012 | Technology
Susan Landau

The hidden fact is that CISPA completely avoids the issue of protecting critical infrastructure. The bill's authors said the reason for CISPA not covering critical infrastructure was "that [was] outside of our jurisdiction."

Unsettling Internet Surveillance Bill Passes In House

Posted 06.26.2012 | Technology

In an unexpected turn on events, the House voted and passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) CISPA, Politico reported. ...

Unsettling Internet Surveillance Bill Passes In House

Posted 06.26.2012 | Technology

In an unexpected turn on events, the House voted and passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) CISPA, Politico reported. ...

Gerry Smith

House Passes Controversial Cybersecurity Bill | Gerry Smith | Posted 06.26.2012 | Technology

The House of Representatives passed cybersecurity legislation Thursday aimed at protecting American companies from hackers who steal intellectual prop...

When Security and Privacy Wrestle, Who Is the Winner?

Theresa Payton | Posted 06.26.2012 | Technology
Theresa Payton

There is a fight going on between security and privacy and it is your personal data and communications at stake.

Michael McAuliff

Big Business Abandons Privacy Advocates In Cybersecurity Fight | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There's a big difference between the cybersecurity bill that the House will be begin debating Thursday and the online piracy measures th...

Massive Online Petitions Decry CISPA

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 04.25.2012 | Technology

An online petition to stop the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) has reached nearly 800,000 signatures. The petition, launched ...

Gerry Smith

Cybersecurity Bill's Authors Will Add Amendments To Address Privacy Concerns | Gerry Smith | Posted 04.24.2012 | Technology

Authors of a cybersecurity bill said Tuesday they will amend their legislation in response to privacy concerns before the House votes on the controver...

Lawmakers Gear Up To Vote On CISPA

CNET | Posted 06.20.2012 | Technology
Read More: Cispa, Technology News

A senior U.S. House of Representatives aide said at an event held this evening at CNET's headquarters that he was astonished by the recent groundswell...

White House Criticizes CISPA

The Hill | Posted 06.17.2012 | Technology
Read More: Cispa, Technology News

The White House issued a statement late Tuesday criticizing a House cybersecurity bill after top administration officials briefed lawmakers on the thr...

Government Gamers

Brian LaSorsa | Posted 06.16.2012 | College
Brian LaSorsa

The Department of Homeland Security had awarded a contract worth more than $177,000 to the California-based Obscure Technologies to create a tool that will allow the government to extract information from gaming consoles.

CISPA Is the New SOPA: Help Kill It This Week

David Segal | Posted 06.16.2012 | Technology
David Segal

CISPA is the new SOPA. Today marks the opening of a week of action in opposition to the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, which would ob...

Facebook Explains Support For Controversial Cybersecurity Bill

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 04.13.2012 | Technology

Facebook on Friday sought to explain its support for cybersecurity legislation that has come under fire from civil liberties groups who say the bill d...

Online Spying, Brought to You by Facebook

Josh Levy | Posted 06.13.2012 | Technology
Josh Levy

You'd think online services would oppose something like this -- but in fact Facebook, Microsoft and others support it. Under CISPA, they wouldn't be required to share any information about their users with authorities. But if they chose to do so, the bill would protect them from any legal blowback.

The Good Guys: Young Candidates Demonstrate What Politics Could Be

Christina Gagnier | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics
Christina Gagnier

"Good guys" get elected when we stop electing the bad ones; we don't have to kowtow to large campaign budgets, flashy commercials and robocalls.

Gerry Smith

Cybersecurity Bill Authors Defend Legislation Against 'Privacy Disaster' Claims | Gerry Smith | Posted 04.10.2012 | Technology

Authors of a cybersecurity bill sought to rebut criticisms on Tuesday from civil liberties groups who say the legislation does not protect consumers f...

SOPA 2.0? New Bill Has Internet Activists Scared -- Again

Los Angeles Times | Morgan Little | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics

In spite of their hopes, Internet activists are finding that their efforts to keep the digital world free of further regulation did not end with SOPA'...

Congress Renames SOPA, Hopes No One Will Notice

Chris Michael | Posted 06.06.2012 | Comedy
Chris Michael

In its latest attempt at controlling the internet, Congress has unveiled a fresh, new SOPA-like bill called CISPA, or the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act.