All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘CISPA’

US Gov’t Fears Kim Dotcom Has Won

The U.S. Government has just submitted its objections to Megaupload’s motion to dismiss the case against the company. Megaupload’s lawyers have pointed out that the Department of Justice is trying to change the law to legitimize the destruction of Megaupload. However, the Government refutes this assertion and asks the court to deny Megaupload’s motion, fearing that otherwise the entire case may fall apart.

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FBI-Backed Bill Would Fine US Firms For Refusing Wiretaps

A US government task force is drafting FBI-backed legislation that would penalize companies like Google and Facebook for refusing to comply with wiretap orders, media report. In the new legislation being drafted by US law enforcement officials, refusal to cooperate with the FBI could cost a tech company tens of thousands of dollars in fines, the Washington Post quoted anonymous sources as saying.

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CISPA Dies In The Senate

Privacy advocates can breathe a sigh of relief as the controversial US Cyber Information Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) appears to be all but dead in the water, with all signs pointing to it being shelved by the Senate

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Showdown: CISPA Heads to the Senate…

CISPA legislation passed the House despite a White House veto threat and an outcry from privacy advocates and civil liberties groups that say it leaves Americans vulnerable to spying by the military

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Anonymous Calls on CISPA Protest [Video]

If signed into law, CISPA would make it legal for websites to give your personal information to the U.S. government without your permission

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House Passes CISPA

President Barack Obama for him to potentially sign the bill into law. Earlier this week, though, senior White House advisers said they would recommend the president veto the bill

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Reddit Co-Founder Urges CISPA Fight [Video]

“I’m hoping all of these tech companies take the stand that their privacy policies matter. Their users’ privacy matters,” Ohanian said in the video. “And no legislation like CISPA should take that away.”

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White House Must Respond to Anti-CISPA Petition

Before the newest Congress has even heard discussions on a controversial computer bill, over 100,000 people have implored the White House to stop the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act dead in its tracks

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U.S. Delays Investigation Into Aaron Swartz Prosecution

The partner of late internet freedom activist Aaron Swartz has accused the US Department of Justice of “dragging its heels” over an investigation into his prosecution after it emerged that his political beliefs played a role in its case against him

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White House Must Account for Aaron Swartz

A White House petition calling for the firing of prosecutor Stephen Heymann, who handled the case against Aaron Swartz, has reached the threshold of signatures needed to warrant an official White House response

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