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.
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.
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
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
If signed into law, CISPA would make it legal for websites to give your personal information to the U.S. government without your permission
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
“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.”
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?”
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?
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
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
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
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…
the case against Aaron Swartz shows that federal laws need to be changed to prevent prosecutorial abuses
Aaron Swartz, Reddit co-founder and pro-Wikileaks activist who originally launched the campaign against the SOPA bill has died from apparent ‘suicide’
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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
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