The Senate Is Giving More Power to the NSA — in secret

By: Friday July 18, 2014 5:23 pm

Apparently our elected representatives have learned little from the Snowden revelations except to try to go underground to avoid public scrutiny of what they’re up to. They’re still trying to hand over our private information to the government — but now they’re keeping it vewy, vewy quiet.


Is TPP Even a Trade Deal?

By: Friday November 15, 2013 2:20 pm

Opposition does seem to be mounting to TPP, the question remains as to whether it is enough to stop the deal. This is when activism matters the most.

U.S. and China to Hold Talks on Controlling the Internet

By: Monday June 3, 2013 7:35 am

In response to a reported wave of cybertattacks, the United States and China will be holding talks on how the two countries can create new rules for regulating the internet. The talks will be ongoing and are set to start in July.

Obama on the Verge of Supporting End of 4th Amendment on the Internet

By: Wednesday May 8, 2013 6:40 am

The FBI has long been searching for a way to bypass the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution which they have claimed makes their job difficult, increasingly so in the information age. Previously the FBI just broke the law and hoped it would not get caught. Now the agency wants a patina of legality to cover its transgressions against liberty.

Blame Game Begins in Boston Bombing Case as CIA Claims FBI Dropped the Ball

By: Thursday April 25, 2013 5:55 am

Any time there is an intelligence failure the different intelligence agencies quickly blame each other in hopes of avoiding scrutiny. Let the blame game begin. The Central Intelligence Agency is now claiming they pushed to have Tamerlan Tsarnaev added to a terrorism watch list a year before the Boston Marathon Bombing.

CISPA Passes House, Obama Veto Threat Likely Untrue Making Senate Key Battleground

By: Thursday April 18, 2013 1:13 pm

After facing defeat with SOPA – thanks in part to the late Aaron Swartz – the State and Big Business have regrouped and re-branded their bill CISPA. Relying on a lazy press to leave out the details and that a dimwitted public will cower in the face of “cyberterrorism” threats. Somehow cyberterrorism translates into shutting down the internet for Hollywood. They don’t really have an explanation either.

Nonetheless money has bought another bite at the apple as the CISPA bill has now passed the House with 42 Democrats supporting it.

CISPA Moving Through House

By: Wednesday April 17, 2013 3:00 pm

Today the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) has overcome another legislative hurdle heading towards passage in the House. The resolution pushing the bill forward passed 227-192 primarily along party lines with 8 Democrats crossing party lines to vote with the Republicans – Barber, Costa, Gutierrez, Schneider, Ruppersberger, McIntyre, Owens, and Matheson.

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) Is Back in Congress: Open Thread

By: Saturday February 16, 2013 7:53 am

Last year, CISPA passed the House with a few handful of amendments that tried to fix some of its vague language. But the amendments didn’t address many of the significant civil liberties concerns. Those remaining problems were reintroduced in today’s version of CISPA.

Leaking Classified Information to Resurrect ‘Cybersecurity Bill’ That Will Further Endanger Privacy

By: Monday February 11, 2013 8:55 am

A classified intelligence assessment shows the United States is “the target of a massive, sustained cyber-espionage campaign that is threatening the country’s economic competitiveness,” according to the Washington Post.

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