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DOJ Claims It Can Read Your E-mail without a Warrant. During the debate in the House of Representatives over cyber-security, the White House issued veto threat over CISPA due to Internet privacy concerns. Despite that strong stance on a controversial piece of legislation, there have been a number of news stories recently showing various government agencies willingness to ignore constitutional protections to gain access to e-mail and other forms of electronic communication and files.

In fact, it’s the official policy of President Barack Obama’s Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that agents do not need a warrant when they want to gain access to e-mail and Facebook accounts : The U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI believe they don’t need a search warrant to review Americans’ e-mails, Facebook chats, Twitter direct messages, and other private files, internal documents reveal.

Proparanoid. I 11 Votes A simple solution: establish a Web Walker, your own Internet emulation to totally bypass the existing system — and its snoops The FBI, CIA, DIA, DHS, NSA, and dozens of other agencies including the Federal Reserve spy on internet users, and it is going to get much worse, SOON — perhaps to include martial law and suspension of the Constitution in the major next terrorism wave. For example, CISPA and other legislation continues to threaten to remake the Internet into a completely transparent spying mechanism, or worse, it seems logical to expect government to shut these systems down altogether in a Martial Law or other declared emergency, or if there is a 99% Occupy on Steroids event, or worse .

Since the attacks of Sept. 11, the government has created more than 260 new Agencies , the bulk of which are geared up for or in support of spying on you and me, what we do, say, and think . To effect solution which protects privacy, truth, and unbroken access requires three things. CISPA Sponsor Mike Rogers May Go On To Lead The FBI. Texas Politicians Fast Track CISPA-Like Law Through House, Senate Vote Expected Soon. Liberal-flavored site Burnt Orange Report sheds some light on a Texas bill sponsored by both Democrats and Republicans in the House that gives law enforcement in the state broad powers to look at private Internet data without much justification. The bill was sponsored by Texas Republican Reps. John Frullo, Allen Fletcher, and John Carona; and Democratic Rep. Senfronia Thompson. House Bill 2268 is described as follows: "Relating to search warrants issued in this state and other states for certain customer data, communications, and other related information held in electronic storage in this state and other states by providers of electronic communications services and remote computing services.

" Rep. Mike Rogers sponsored CISPA, a bill that would give the FBI new power to access private user data. Rep. Mike Rogers is also the front runner to become the next director of the FBI. : technology. There is nothing 'left wing' about freedom, nor is there anything 'right wing' about Authoritarianism.

Rep. Mike Rogers sponsored CISPA, a bill that would give the FBI new power to access private user data. Rep. Mike Rogers is also the front runner to become the next director of the FBI. : technology

To lump everything Authoritarian with one wing is absolute idiocy. It is this pre-school level of thinking that has gotten us to where we are in the first place; a 74,000 page tax code, Cap and Trade, a Drug War, The Patriot Act, The NDAA, Government involvement in marriage in the FIRST place where it has no business being, Child Support and Alimony laws that fuck men over, Affirmative Action which has lead companies to hiring minorities SOLELY based on their skin color and not because they have the best skillset possible, an ungodly number of regulations that your house or business must adhere to, oil and corn and pharma subsidies, a bloated prison system, drone strikes on children in the middle-east, the recent IRS scandal (which further shreds your 'right wing is the only Authoritarian wing' bit to pieces, because RIGHT WINGERS WERE TARGETED BY THE GOVERNMENT).

Let's not sacrifice privacy on altar of cybersecurity. 5 Things to Look for in CISPA's Replacement. LETTER — Vote for CISPA is a vote against liberty. I was deeply disappointed recently by U.S. Rep. Bill Huizinga’s support of CISPA, the cyber-security act. I voted for Congressman Huizinga because I believed that he would be vigilant in protecting the civil liberties of his constituents. I was wrong! Cispatriot Act US Reps approve CISPA cybersecurity bill.

Firm firewall: Reddit, Craigslist head anti-CISPA online protest. Why CISPA Could Actually Lead To More Hacking Attacks. One thing we've talked about for years is that lawmakers are notoriously bad at thinking through the unintended consequences of legislation they put forth.

Why CISPA Could Actually Lead To More Hacking Attacks

They seem to think that whatever they set the law to be will work perfectly, and that there won't be any other consequences. This is one reason why we're so wary of simple "fixes" even when the idea or purpose sound good up front. "Protecting artists" sounds good... unless it destroys the kinds of services artists need. Cybersecurity sounds good, unless it actually makes it easier to violate your privacy.

And, now, people are realizing that not only may cybersecurity rules like CISPA be awful for privacy, but they could potentially lead to more "cyber" attacks, as companies look to "hack back" against those who attack them. CISPA Continues To Draw Opposition. Cyber threats are real and have affected major corporations.

CISPA Continues To Draw Opposition

China-based hackers have even tapped into personal information from journalists at the New York Times, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal. CISPA. CISPA - The End of the Internet and Free Speech.mp4 (FreeAsSlaves) Panetta Warns of Dire Threat of Cyberattack on U.S.

After defeat of Senate cybersecurity bill, Obama weighs executive-order option. Senate Republicans recently blocked cybersecurity legislation, but the issue might not be dead after all.

After defeat of Senate cybersecurity bill, Obama weighs executive-order option

The White House hasn't ruled out issuing an executive order to strengthen the nation's defenses against cyberattacks if Congress refuses to act. “In the wake of Congressional inaction and Republican stall tactics, unfortunately, we will continue to be hamstrung by outdated and inadequate statutory authorities that the legislation would have fixed," White House press secretary Jay Carney told The Hill when asked about the possibility of an executive order. "Moving forward, the President is determined to do absolutely everything we can to better protect our nation against today’s cyber threats and we will do that," Carney said.

The White House has emphasized that better protecting vital computer systems is a top priority. The president urged Congress to pass the Cybersecurity Act, which was offered by Sens. But Senate Republicans, led by Sen. "You can have them or don't have them. Sen. Final Vote Results for Roll Call 192. Business fuels death of cyber bill. OVERNIGHT TECH: Senators head home with cybersecurity on the ropes. "Sen.

OVERNIGHT TECH: Senators head home with cybersecurity on the ropes

[Harry] Reid [(D-Nev.)] has said, and he's been very steadfast about this, if both sides can come up with a finite list of germane and relevant amendments to the topic of cybersecurity, he will bring it up," Lieberman said. The bill has been Lieberman's top priority before he retires from the Senate at the end of the year. The bill's sponsors already watered down its regulatory provisions, but that wasn't enough to win the support of Senate Republicans or the powerful business lobby, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Obama Gives Thumbs-Up to New Cybersecurity Bill. President Obama stressed the need for the Senate to pass "comprehensive cybersecurity legislation" in an op-ed published hours after a revised cybersecurity bill was introduced in the Senate. "We need to make it easier for the government to share threat information so critical-infrastructure companies are better prepared," wrote Obama in the Wall Street Journal on Thursday.

"We need to make it easier for these companies—with reasonable liability protection—to share data and information with government when they're attacked. And we need to make it easier for government, if asked, to help these companies prevent and recover from attacks. " Privacy advocates satisfied with Lieberman’s cybersecurity rewrite. Revisions that Sen.

Privacy advocates satisfied with Lieberman’s cybersecurity rewrite

Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) made to his Cybersecurity Act seem to have appeased privacy advocates who lobbied against an earlier version of the bill. Michelle Richardson, a legislative counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), told The Hill that Lieberman and other co-sponsors made "substantial changes" and undertook a "Herculean effort to build privacy protections" into the bill. Sharon Bradford Franklin, senior policy counsel at The Constitution Project, applauded the changes, saying they "go a long way toward alleviating our concerns. " Cybersecurity Act on the Senate floor - Denver Grassroots Politics. In the heels of the biggest blackout that happened in India, where three electric grids collapsed in a cascade Tuesday cutting power to 620 million people, CISPA - the Cybersecurity Information Sharing and Protection Act - is getting bombarded with amendments from both sides of the Senate aisle.

Cybersecurity Act on the Senate floor - Denver Grassroots Politics

CISPA would increase protections for the nation's electrical grid, financial networks, transportation system and other critical infrastructure. But it also gives the government, including military spy agencies like the National Security Agency (NSA), virtually unlimited powers to capture our personal information — medical records, private emails, financial information — all without a warrant or proper oversight.

Code Red - By James Andrew Lewis. The U.S.

Code Red - By James Andrew Lewis

Congress has been considering two significant cybersecurity bills, the Revised Cybersecurity Act of 2012, which failed a procedural vote in the Senate on Thursday, and the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) in the House of Representatives.* Their significance comes from their shortcomings: Both bills have fallen prey to the limits of the current American political climate, where special interests and disputes over the appropriate role of government have combined to harm national security -- and, as a result, neither will do much to protect the United States from cyberthreats. Congress knows that weak cybersecurity endangers the country -- and that America is dangerously unprepared -- but it cannot muster a majority to support serious defensive measures. The same forces that have kept Capitol Hill in gridlock on many important issues have also blocked effective cybersecurity legislation.

CISPA Senate Version Set To Vote Next Week. You Ready? « The President talks cyber security, or is it just for political gain? July 23, 2012.

The President talks cyber security, or is it just for political gain?

CISPA Is Ridiculously Hideous (And It Just Passed The House) What is an Unauthorized Disclosure? Correction added below.

What is an Unauthorized Disclosure?

112th Congress (2011-2012. Redrafted US cyber security act could still threaten internet freedom - 23 Jul 2012. Networking Nuggets and Security Snippets: Cybersecurity Legislation and APTs: Listen to the security pros. Do you have a secret? Call your Senator today and stop the Cyber Security Act of 2012: it legalizes spying on your email, chats, photos, social behavior, and location for any purpose. Tiffiny from champion SOPA-fighters Fight for the Future says: This year, grassroots movements defeated SOPA in the US and ACTA in Europe. We might be able to make another bad-idea bill, CISPA, go down in flames too (or get the privacy protections we've been fighting for). John Locke. John Locke FRS (/ˈlɒk/; 29 August 1632 – 28 October 1704), was an English philosopher and physician regarded as one of the most influential of Enlightenment thinkers and known as the "Father of Classical Liberalism".[1][2][3] Considered one of the first of the British empiricists, following the tradition of Sir Francis Bacon, he is equally important to social contract theory.

No Digital Big Brother: Keep the Military Out of Your Email. CISPA is Back. <div class="message"> Javascript must be enabled to use this action. Major CISPA opponent steps down, jeopardizing White House's veto promise. Red Alert! The 'Cyber Intelligence Sharing & Protection Act' CISPA.

Cybersecurity Act of 2012 Re-Introduced in Senate With Changes to Address Information-Sharing Privacy Concerns. Obama Makes Cybersecurity a Priority. At DEFCON 20! » Barack Obama’s Pro Cyber-Security (CISPA) Freedom-Ending Op-Ed In The Wall Street Journal. How to Hack a Website - Network - Application - Free & Easy Tutorial for Beginners: The Danger of CISPA. Vote this Wednesday on Internet Privacy violating Censorship bill CISPA or S.3414. Search results for cispa on imgfave. PELNET.EU - CISPA - A New Threat. STOPPING CISPA AND RIDICULOUS STUFF. Cybersecurity Bill on Fast Track in Senate, With Amendments Upcoming. Liberty Candidate Anti-Patriot Act/NDAA/CISPA Byron Donalds (R CAND-FL 19) for Congress! President Obama Cispa. CISPA: Steamrolling Civil Liberties. CISPA Cancer Spreading; Truthiness and the New York Times; Tough Times for Chinese Graduates.

Myjive. CISPA Compromise. The Cybersecurity Act of 2012. Democrats slip gun control into cybersecurity bill - National Conservative. Throw SOPA, PIPA and CISPA on the Grill! High capacity gun magazines banned added to CISPA. Cybersecurity Act Needs One Big Change To Please Privacy Advocates. Cybersecurity bill: 4 initiatives to stronger legislation. Enough with the Distractions … It’s Time for Consensus-Oriented Cybersecurity Legislation - MFRTech. EFF: The NSA Cannot Be Trusted to Oversee Cybersecurity Operations. GalaxyVisions Supports Internet Freedom. Civil Libertarians Launch Campaign Against CISPA - Hit &amp; Run. BE AWARE: New #CISPA in the Senate ready for a vote #KillCISPA : 57UN.

New CISPA in the Senate ready for a vote. Cybersecurity Act Of 2012 Might Actually End Up Being Pro-Privacy. House Passes CISPA in Surprise Vote; Opponents Will Continue to Fight in Senate. Condemns CISPA, Vows to Take Fight to the Senate. ACTA Failure Inspires The Most Clueless Column Ever. New Cybersecurity Bill May Actually Take Privacy Concerns Seriously. Microsoft denies softening of CISPA support. Mozilla Slams CISPA, Breaking Silicon Valley's Silence On Cybersecurity Bill. Civil-liberties groups urge rejection of White House-supported cyber bill. 2096, The Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2011. 3834, The Advancing America's Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Act of 2012. 4257, The Federal Information Security Amendments Act of 2012.

3523, The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011.