White House proposal would ease FBI access to records of Internet activity The Obama administration is seeking to make it easier for the FBI to compel companies to turn over records of an individual's Internet activity without a court order if agents deem the information relevant to a terrorism or intelligence investigation.
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Introducing the New Cybersecurity Coordinator Macon Phillips December 22, 2009 07:30 AM EST Today the White House announced the President’s new White House Cybersecurity Coordinator, Howard Schmidt.
Habeas Corpus Act Habeas corpus (Lat., "u moet/zult het lichaam hebben") is een rechtsbeginsel dat stelt dat de verdachte van een misdrijf binnen een bepaalde termijn van zijn aanklacht in kennis moet worden gesteld, dat deze in levenden lijve aan een rechter moet worden voorgeleid en dat gevangenneming slechts mag volgen op gerechtelijk bevel. Het beginsel voert terug op een bepaling die in 1679 werd vastgelegd in een Engelse wet, als amendement op de Magna Charta. De principes van deze wet gelden tegenwoordig als een grondrecht.
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FBI-backdoors in veiligste BSD-variant 15 dec. 2010 door Jasper Bakker Google+ Nieuws - De open source Unix-variant OpenBSD blijkt backdoors te hebben. De Amerikaanse overheid heeft die in 2000 stilletjes laten installeren. OpenBSD-oprichter Theo de Raadt ontving afgelopen weekend een e-mail van een oud-ontwikkelaar die de geheime achterdeurtjes opbiecht. "Mijn geheimhoudingsovereenkomst (NDA) met de FBI is recent verlopen", schrijft Gregory Perry. Hij was begin deze eeuw cto bij security-bedrijf NETSEC en heeft meegewerkt aan het OpenBSD-encryptieraamwerk (OCF).
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Obama threatens to veto greater intelligence oversight - Glenn Greenwald One of the principal weapons used by the Bush administration to engage in illegal surveillance activities — from torture to warrantless eavesdropping — was its refusal to brief the full Congressional Intelligence Committees about its activities. Instead, at best, it would confine its briefings to the so-called “Gang of Eight” — comprised of 8 top-ranking members of the House and Senate — who were impeded by law and other constraints from taking any action even if they learned of blatantly criminal acts. This was a sham process: it allowed the administration to claim that it “briefed” select Congressional leaders on illegal conduct, but did so in a way that ensured there could be no meaningful action or oversight, because those individuals were barred from taking notes or even consulting their staff and, worse, because the full Intelligence Committees were kept in the dark and thus could do nothing even in the face of clear abuses.
Pelosi Deadlocks Over Intelligence Oversight Bill Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama are unlikely political foes, but the House Speaker is in the middle of an ugly fight with the President — as well as the CIA and powerful House and Senate Democrats and Republicans — about Congress's watchdog powers over the U.S. intelligence services. Bucking a veto threat by Obama and overruling a deal among the White House, Republicans and two Democratic committee chairmen, Pelosi is pushing to dramatically expand congressional oversight of the CIA and other intelligence agencies. At issue is Congress's ability to monitor the intelligence programs deemed most sensitive and closely held by the Executive Branch. And the battle is turning into the biggest confrontation yet over Executive power between the liberal House Speaker and a White House that has moved steadily to the center on national security matters.
August 10, 2010 FBI Partially Lifts Gag Order In ACLU Case FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: (212) 549-2666; email@example.com National Security Letter Recipient Can Speak Out For First Time Since FBI Demanded Customer Records From Him
Pentagon creates 'cyber command' for waging online warfare | Technology America has confirmed that it will be creating a new Pentagon "cyber command" to bring together the country's various hi-tech military units under one roof. US defence secretary Robert Gates ordered the formation of the group earlier today, following a period of debate over the best way to defend the country from attacks over the internet. The command - which will unite a string of organisations run by the army, navy, air force - plans to tie them together into a single, coherent group that is able to both defend the United States from information warfare and strike out at hostile nations if necessary. The Department of Defence said that the group is set to begin operating later this year, and plans to be fully operation by October 2010.
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