Nearly 200 senior IBM executives are flying into Washington to press for the passage of a controversial cybersecurity bill that will come up for a vote in the House this week.
by Mike Masnick Tech Dirt April 15, 2013
We’ve talked about various tech companies supporting CISPA, which is really shameful and short-sighted. Yes, it protects them from liability if they trample all over your privacy and provide your private info to the government — which is why they support it. But if they were...Read Full Story
Are Microsoft, Apple, and a number of other technology companies that you know by name in favor of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, better known as CISPA? You wouldn’t know it by viewing the bill’s page listing letters of support from companies and organisations, but that frankly might not mean much.
Today in the House, CISPA sponsor Rep. Rogers cited a letter written by the TechNet group in favor of CISPA as indicative of broad support for the bill among the technology...Read Full Story
Today, thirty-four civil liberties organizations sent a joint letter to Congressional Representatives urging them to continue to oppose the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA).
By Rainey Reitman EFF April 16, 2013
CISPA is a misguided “cybersecurity” bill that would provide a gaping new exception to privacy law. The House of Representatives is likely to vote on it on Wednesday or Thursday of this week. This means that there’s little time remaining to speak out against...Read Full Story
Back in November 2011, a U.S. Representative Michael Rogers introduced the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act – CISPA. The bill was passed in the House of Representatives during 2012, but the U.S. Senate did not vote it in. The White House openly stated it was breaching civil liberties and it would veto it. One year later, CISPA is knocking on the US door again.
The controversial bill, if passed into a law, would allow private companies and the government share information for the...Read Full Story
Ever since reintroducing CISPA, the so-called “cybersecurity bill,” its supporters promote the bill with craftily worded or just plain misleading claims.
By Mark M. Jaycox EFF April 9, 2013
Such claims have been lobbed over and over again in op-eds, at hearings, and in press materials. One “fact sheet” by Rep. Rogers and Ruppersberger titled “Myth v. Fact” is so dubious that we felt we had to comment. To stop this type of misinformation—and to stop CISPA—we urge you to tell your members...Read Full Story