One of the things that civil liberties activists like to lament about is that the general public seems to care more about Google and Facebook using their personal data to target advertising than the government using it to target drone strikes.
The emergence of tracking technology fits with Google chairman Eric Schmidt's view on privacy: "If you have something that you don't want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn't be doing it in the first place." Unfortunately, this is not just the attitude of corporate benefactors, but government officials as well.
Whether the voices of the people on it are driving administration policy remains up for the debate. What can't be said now is that they're not paying attention to the issues raised. We, the People, should be heard. Now there are new ways to you raise your voice.
If and when a cybersecurity bill moves to the Senate, the story about House passage of CISPA should not be about failure.
Rogers and Ruppersberger, however, remain hopeful that the Senate will pass legislation with information-sharing measures
Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian joins Ahmed to discuss why Internet privacy is so important.
The online protest of CISPA is so much smaller because a long list of major companies actually support the bill. Those companies
Though CISPA passed the House, 288 to 127, it could very likely be killed in the Senate -- as the first version of the cybersecurity
The YouTube account "anonops" published a video (above) as well calling for support. Various Anonymous-related accounts are
The bill's chief backers stepped up pressure on members to garner their support ahead of the vote. CISPA sponsor Rep. Mike
"The very companies that you say are uncomfortable with this support this bill," Rogers said. "The Silicon Valley CEOs support
Many experts have warned that Congress needs to pass a cybersecurity bill because the nation's most vital computer systems
House lawmakers are expected to vote on the bill in April. Several tech and telecom companies are backing the legislation
Both the administration and members of Congress have stated that the goal is to provide government and the private sector with robust tools to fight cybersecurity threats while still protecting individuals' civil liberties and privacy rights. But their bill fails the test.
A petition urging the Obama Administration to prevent a controversial cybersecurity bill from becoming law has reached 100,000
While the future of cybersecurity is unclear, the national conversation has been jumpstarted and brought to the fore with the mention of the issue in the State of the Union address.
Dolan's references to a "six month" plea bargain stem from an anonymous source in a Sunday night Wall Street Journal article
In a country where essential components of infrastructure are vulnerable to cyber-attack, cybersecurity is not only an issue of financial interest to private sector companies, but an issue of national security.
As the Internet becomes a more lucrative ground for corporate interests, the likelihood of censorship of inflammatory content increases. Which is why some techies are trying to scrap the Internet we have and build a new one.
In its current form, the executive order would allow federal agencies to propose new security standards for critical infrastructure