Blog Posts Tagged with "Civil Liberties"
October 24, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation
Jon Stewart boldly went where no mainstream reporter has gone: asking President Obama why he embraced Bush’s warrantless wiretapping program after campaigning against it. While Stewart’s question was commendable, Obama’s answer was puzzling because it seems so obviously untrue...
September 20, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation
Since its origins in 2008, Freedom Not Fear has developed the general message: fundamental rights like privacy, free expression, due process, and democratic participation are jeopardized when reactionary, fear-driven surveillance systems penetrate our societies...
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...
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...
July 10, 2012 Added by:Headlines
"Symantec placed the cost of IP theft to United States companies at $250 billion a year. Global cybercrime at $114 billion - nearly $388 billion when you factor in downtime. And McAfee estimates that $1 trillion was spent globally on remediation. And that's our future disappearing in front of us..."
June 28, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
Anonymizing services are based on the concept of distribution of routing information during a transmission. It is not known prior the path between a source and destination, and every node of the network manages minimal information to route the packets to the next hop without preserving history of the path...
June 15, 2012 Added by:Scot Terban
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”...
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...
June 11, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation
The Cybersecurity Act (S. 2105), sponsored by Sen. Lieberman and Sen. Collins, compromises core American civil liberties in the name of thwarting network attacks. While Internet security is of the utmost importance, safeguarding our networks need not come at the expense of our online freedoms...
May 29, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation
Even when faced with opposition from security experts and the Obama Administration, the House of Representatives managed to ram through CISPA, a bill widely decried as empowering the military to collect the Internet records of Americans’ everyday Internet use. Now the fight is moving to the Senate...
April 18, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation
EFF—along with a host of other civil liberties groups—are protesting the dangerous new cybersecurity bill known as CISPA that will be voted on in the House on April 23. Here is everything you need to know about the bill and why we are protesting...
April 17, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation
Attorney General Holder recently signed expansive guidelines for terrorism analysts, allowing the NCTC to mirror federal databases containing personal information and hold onto the it for an extended period even if the person is not suspected of involvement in terrorism...
April 04, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation
As Congress continues to weigh the legislation and negotiate potential amendments, users should ask some serious questions about how these proposals will affect thems, and tell Congress that we won't stand for cybersecurity bills that undermine our civil liberties...
April 02, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation
Using cryptography to protect communications could be taken as a way to defeat an operational control. Measuring the performance of one's ISP or analyzing whether packets are being modified maliciously could all be seen as security threats under this definition...
March 21, 2012 Added by:Scot Terban
9/11 opened the floodgates to the world of warrantless wiretaps and surveillance culture we now have and diminished the lines between military and civilian agencies collection and alleged sharing of data. In the case of the NSA though, the abilities were always there...
December 13, 2011 Added by:Headlines
The document is meant to provide a road map for cybersecurity efforts while observing the the need to preserve civil liberties, protect privacy, bolster national security, and provide the ability for the private sector to effectively operate and innovate in cyberspace...
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