CISPA, the controversial cybersecurity bill passed by the House last week, appears to be dead in the Senate. The measure would authorize private companies to share your email, texts and other personal information with federal agencies without a warrant or other privacy protections.
Anonymous has called for an Internet blackout in an attempt to get the Web to protest CISPA, the much maligned cyber security bill which threatens our privacy more than it protects it. But, unlike last year’s SOPA blackout, it seems no one is listening.
CISPA has passed the House — but with a presidential veto over unaddressed privacy concerns looming, the cybersecurity bill now heads to the Senate, where it died last year.
The White House isn’t supportive of the amended version of CISPA, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, which is headed to the House floor for a vote. But that doesn’t mean President Obama is going to veto it.
What if all of your online communication could be monitored and shared without a warrant? That’s what’s at stake if CISPA, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act is approved by Congress. Here’s your need-to-know on who supports and opposes the bill and why.
It’s time to put aside jingoistic discussions of cyberwar and approach China as a political and economic rival that can be swayed from bad behavior on the Internet.
When President Obama signed an executive order to improve cybersecurity, he opened the door for the return of CISPA. Here’s why we have to slam it shut.