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Gerry Smith

Senate Will Not Vote On CISPA, Dealing Blow To Controversial Cyber Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Zach Carter

Cybersecurity Bill To Let Companies Ignore Privacy Contracts Passes House

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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...

Ryan J. Reilly

Influential House Republican Investigating Zealous Prosecution In Internet Pioneer's Suicide

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Harry Reid Isn't Gonna Stop Fighting For Cyber Security

Reuters | Andrea Shalal-Esa | Posted 12.31.2012 | Technology

By Andrea Shalal-Esa WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid hopes to reintroduce cyber security legislation opposed b...

Defense Budget Not Just About Tanks And Humvees

Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics

The federal government has suffered a nearly 680 percent increase in cybersecurity breaches in the past six years. Washington spent $13 billion to pro...

John McCain and Chamber of Commerce Strike a Blow Against American Cybersecurity

Richard A. Clarke | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics
Richard A. Clarke

Despite the warnings of generals, intelligence officers, corporate cyber security experts, and academic experts that America is dangerously vulnerable to attack in cyberspace, John McCain and the right wing Chamber of Commerce succeeded in blocking Senate action to improve our ability to defend America against cyber attack.

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

House Moves Ahead With Cybersecurity Bill

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 06.26.2012 | Technology

WASHINGTON — The House ignored Obama administration objections Thursday and approved legislation aimed at helping stop electronic attacks on cri...

Michael McAuliff

Big Business Abandons Privacy Advocates In Cybersecurity Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

White House Makes CISPA Threat

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 06.25.2012 | Technology

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Wednesday threatened to veto a House bill designed to defend critical U.S. industries and corporate net...

Gerry Smith

Cybersecurity Bill Authors Defend Legislation Against 'Privacy Disaster' Claims

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Critics Accuse Cybersecurity Bill Of Giving Government Too Much Power

Reuters | Posted 04.17.2012 | Technology

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican critics of a Senate cybersecurity bill want to slow down consideration of the measure, saying it could give governme...

U.S. Infrastructure Very Vulnerable To Hackers, Senators Worry

Reuters | Posted 04.15.2012 | Technology

By Diane Bartz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Leading senators introduced a cybersecurity bill on Tuesday aimed at safeguarding the nation's wa...

Gerry Smith

Cybersecurity Legislation Gaining 'Momentum' In Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 02.01.2012 | Technology

After introducing dozens of cybersecurity bills and holding months of hearings on threats from hackers, Congress is moving toward a vote on legislatio...

U.S. Cybersecurity Bill Introduced In Senate

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

A new version of a cybersecurity bill was introduced in the Senate on Wednesday that may eliminate some opposition to the measure from the tech indust...