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.

  • May 5, 2013
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  • Ernesto

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.

  • April 29, 2013
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  • RT.com

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

  • April 26, 2013
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  • RT News

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

  • April 23, 2013
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  • AP

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

  • April 20, 2013
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  • Alexis Kleinman

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

  • April 20, 2013
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  • RT News

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.”

  • April 11, 2013
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  • Dara Kerr

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

  • March 13, 2013
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  • RT News

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

  • March 1, 2013
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  • Karen McVeigh

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

  • February 14, 2013
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  • Hunter Stuart

Obama Signs ‘Executive Order’ on Cyber-Security

Barack Obama has signed an executive order on cybersecurity aimed at boosting the defense of critical US infrastructure, while also avoiding the criticism over compromising civil liberties that its legislative predecessors suffered from

  • February 13, 2013
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  • RT News

Legislators to Take Another Stab at CISPA?

Recent reports of cyberespionage and hacking against important U.S. targets have triggered cybersecurity rumblings in Washington, with the leaders of the House Intelligence Committee reportedly planning to bring back the controversial CISPA

  • February 9, 2013
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  • Edward Moyer

The New Guardians of our Civil Liberties

A decade-plus of anthropological fieldwork among hackers and like-minded geeks has led me to the firm conviction that these people are building one of the most vibrant civil liberties movements we’ve ever seen

  • February 5, 2013
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  • Gabriella Coleman for MIT Technology Review

Google Answers Questions About Privacy Issues

Privacy is a constant concern for Internet users, and Google today detailed how it approaches government requests for user data. That includes a new section the company today added to its Transparency Report that answers questions users may have, such as “In what situations wouldn’t you tell me about a request for my information?”

  • January 28, 2013
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  • Shara Tibken

Draconian Prosecution…

Andrew Auernheimer, a ‘trailer-park troll’ from the same web community as Aaron Swartz, faces 10 years in jail for data breaches. Why is the US prosecuting in such draconian fashion?

  • January 24, 2013
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  • Karen McVeigh

Kim Dotcom Defends Aaron Swartz [Video]

Aaron Swartz became a political target, and that is what led to his tragic death, believes Kim Dotcom, the founder of the now-defunct file-storage site Megaupload, in a feature interview with RT

  • January 23, 2013
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  • RT News

The War on Public Information…

WikiLeaks said that recently deceased Internet activist Aaron Swartz assisted the organization, was in contact with Julian Assange, and may have been one of the organization’s sources

  • January 21, 2013
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  • Edward Moyer

Feds Hounded Aaron Swartz [Video]

Swartz helped create the web syndication process RSS, was important in the founding of the popular social media site Reddit, and instrumental in organizing the successful campaign against the Stop Online Privacy Act – SOPA

  • January 20, 2013
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  • Zach Weissmueller

SOPA Activists Have a New Cause in the Wake of Aaron Swartz Death

A year ago Friday, an online grass-roots movement toppled Hollywood and routed Congress in the name of Internet freedom. They had no second act until last week…

  • January 20, 2013
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  • Jessica Meyers

Aaron Swartz Suicide Sparks Law Change [Video]

the case against Aaron Swartz shows that federal laws need to be changed to prevent prosecutorial abuses

  • January 18, 2013
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  • Zach Carter and Ryan J. Reilly

The World Loses an Internet Pioneer…

Aaron Swartz, Reddit co-founder and pro-Wikileaks activist who originally launched the campaign against the SOPA bill has died from apparent ‘suicide’

  • January 12, 2013
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  • RT News

So This Is The New Year…

As for the things that have happened in the last 365 days, Infinity has rounded up some of our network’s biggest news stories of 2012

  • January 1, 2013
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  • Josh Kinney

U.N. Internet Regulation Spreads Fear and Panic

The International Telecommunications Union, the UN agency at the center of a firestorm over new efforts to regulate the Internet, is preparing a social media campaign to target what it expects will be fierce opposition to a revised telephone treaty being decided next month at a secret conference in Dubai

  • November 26, 2012
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  • Larry Downes

A Big Step Toward Big Brother

Sen. Joseph Lieberman spent years fighting unsuccessfully for a so-called Internet kill switchthat would grant the president vast power over private networks during a national cyberemergency

  • November 13, 2012
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  • Declan Mccullagh
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