Blog Posts Tagged with "Congress"

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Congress is Hurting the U.S. Regarding Cybersecurity

March 19, 2013 Added by:Joel Harding

If Congress doesn’t wake up and begin asking serious questions around cybersecurity, their inattention is going to cause us great harm in the coming years.

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Congress Will Battle Over Internet Privacy in 2013

February 01, 2013 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

In 2013, Congress will tackle several bills—both good and bad—that could shape Internet privacy for the next decade. Some were introduced last year, and some will be completely new. For now, here's what's ahead in the upcoming Congress...

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Calling on Congress: Time to Fix Copyright

December 13, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

It shouldn't be controversial to demand evidence-based policies in the copyright space. But Congress has failed to engage in an informed discussion over which copyright policies advance the public interest, and which ones cause harm. That's why we're supporting our friends at Fight for the Future...

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Congress Probes USTR on the Confidential TPP Negotiations

October 18, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) threatens to regulate and restrict the Internet in the name of enforcing intellectual property (IP) rights around the world, yet the public and civil society continue to be denied meaningful access to the official text and are even kept in the dark...

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Stop the Next SOPA and CISPA: Register to Vote for Internet Freedom

September 30, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Congress needs to know that the Internet is watching and that users won’t sit on the sidelines as technology intended to connect us and bring knowledge to people worldwide is turned against us for the purposes of censorship and surveillance...

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Do Not Track Update: The Fight for User Privacy Continues

September 25, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

EFF and other digital rights advocates are continuing to fight for Do Not Track, a one-click browser-based signal users can turn on to tell websites not to track their online browsing habits. In this article, we’ll be reviewing recent Congressional hearings about online tracking...

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House Passes the Broad Warrantless Spying Bill

September 23, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

The House voted to renew the dangerous FISA Amendment Act which hands the NSA broad, warrantless surveillance powers for another five years. Sadly, the House refused to add any oversight powers or privacy protections, despite evidence the NSA has used it to spy on Americans...

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TPP and its Impact on Digital Freedom

September 12, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

"Disciplines related to IPR could impact how people gain access to the Internet and could constrain what people may say online or how they can collaborate and share content. It is imperative that the IPR chapter of the proposed TPP agreement not inappropriately constrain online activity..."

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A Victory Over Cyber Spying

August 04, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Congress has been working to pass cybersecurity legislation for years – and EFF has fought to ensure that civil liberties weren’t sacrificed in the process. This year was the hardest: Congress got closer than ever to enacting a bill that could threaten the privacy of online communications. We fought back...

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Ad Biz Disregards User Choices to Safeguard "Cybersecurity"

July 19, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Senator Rockefeller was skeptical about the industry’s claims that they needed to engage in pervasive tracking for cybersecurity purposes. He stated: “I just want to declare the whole cybersecurity matter a total red herring.” We agree that strong cybersecurity does not necessitate surveillance of our browsing habits...

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Cybersecurity, Scare Tactics, and Sacrificing Privacy

July 13, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Efforts to break the partisan stalemate over the Cybersecurity Act, a bill that would allow Internet companies to monitor the communications of users and pass that data to the government without any judicial oversight, have backers of the bill attempting to drum up fears about catastrophic cyberattacks...

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No Data Retention Mandate in Smith’s New Legislation

July 12, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

A controversial, anti-privacy data retention mandate is notably absent from the child protection bill recently introduced by Rep. Lamar Smith. Smith had previously introduced H.R. 1981, which would have mandated that ISPs collect and maintain data on Internet users not suspected of any crime...

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Law Enforcement Sought 1.3 Million Cell Phone Records in 2011

July 09, 2012 Added by:Headlines

“Law enforcement agencies are looking for a needle, but what are they doing with the haystack? We need to know how law enforcement differentiates between records of innocent people, and those that are subjects of investigation, as well as how it handles, administers, and disposes of this information..."

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Time for Congress to Pledge to Uphold Internet Freedom

July 03, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Congress has attempted to legislate in favor of corporations and law enforcement at the expense of its users’ basic rights. Netizens’ strong desire to keep the Internet open and free has been brushed aside as naïve and inconsequential, in favor of lobbyists and special interest groups. Well, no longer...

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It’s the 90′s All Over Again, Except This Time Online...

June 15, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

It’s one thing to make something criminal, and another to attempt to force behavioral modifications that infringe on our first amendment rights. We are at the tipping point with all the cyber hubbub over warfare and criminality, and Congress will likely frak us all with their swift pens of “justice”...

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Organization for Computer Professionals Opposes CISPA

June 12, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

ACM is the world's largest organization for computer professionals. They are joining a diverse group in opposing CISPA, including a wide array of digital civil liberties organizations like EFF, computer scientists like Bruce Schneier and Tim Berners-Lee, and companies like the Mozilla Foundation...

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