CISA Bill Promises Safety, But Actually Expands Government Surveillance

Remember when everyone freaked about CISPA, the cybersecurity bill with scary privacy implications? CISA, a similarly-named cybersecurity bill, is here to take its place. Even after adding fifteen amendments, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act is a dangerous piece of legislation. » 3/20/15 7:35pm 3/20/15 7:35pm

The New CISPA Bill Is Literally Exactly the Same as the Last One

The definition of insanity is trying the same thing over and over expecting different results. That's a cliche, but politicians often follow the hoariest routes to power, and attempting to enact change by doing the same thing repeatedly is one of them. When word broke last week that the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and… » 1/14/15 2:25pm 1/14/15 2:25pm

Obama Wants Hacking to Be a Form of Racketeering

In the wake of the Sony hack and yesterday's CENTCOM shitshow, President Obama just announced new cybersecurity legislation and related proposals for "securing cyberspace." This is a good thing, because America's cybersecurity kind of sucks. It's also a worrisome thing, since cybersecurity legislation like this stands… » 1/13/15 6:10pm 1/13/15 6:10pm

CISPA: The Awful Anti-Privacy Law That Won't Prevent Another Sony Hack

CISPA is back. You might remember the bill as the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act—or perhaps as "the worst privacy disaster our country has ever faced." Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger reintroduced the bill to the House Intelligence Committee on Friday under the auspices of preventing another Sony hack. » 1/10/15 12:00pm 1/10/15 12:00pm

CISPA Is Being Revived

Remember the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, otherwise known as "the worst privacy disaster our country has ever faced"? Well a senior Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee is reviving it! » 1/09/15 7:08am 1/09/15 7:08am

Every Representative Who Voted for CISPA, and How to Contact Them

The United States legislative system won't always give you what you want. A lot of times, it'll give you the exact opposite. Like CISPA for instance. But the real beauty of it all is transparency; if you don't feel adequately represented it's a piece of cake to figure out exactly who to yell at. » 4/18/13 2:30pm 4/18/13 2:30pm

House Passes CISPA By Huge Margin

CISPA, or the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or "the worst privacy disaster our country has ever faced" has just passed through the House of Representatives with an astounding majority of 288 to 127. » 4/18/13 1:07pm 4/18/13 1:07pm

President Obama Just Signed a Cybersecurity Executive Order

Before President Barack Obama gave his State of the Union and shouted out 3D printing, he signed a new cybersecurity executive order with the goal of preventing cyber attacks by allowing companies and the government to share information they have on cyber threats. » 2/12/13 9:36pm 2/12/13 9:36pm

That Awful Privacy-Killing CISPA Bill Is Coming Back to Haunt Us

We thought we killed all those awful, horrible destroy the Internet-type bills in SOPA, PIPA and CISPA. We might've been wrong. Like a zombie looking for human blood or a sore loser demanding a rematch, Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger and Rep. Mike Rogers plan to re-introduce CISPA to the House later this year. » 2/07/13 10:00pm 2/07/13 10:00pm

White House Says President Obama Will Definitely Veto CISPA

President Obama has doubled down on his threat to veto the CISPA bill if it reaches his desk. He had previously threatened to veto the controversial bill, which has already passed the House and been amended, but the White House speaking up again means that the amendments aren't enough to save CISPA. Good. » 5/04/12 6:45pm 5/04/12 6:45pm

Privacy-Killing CISPA Bill Passes House

CISPA, a terrible bill that would let websites hand over your personal data to the government with little oversight, just passed the U.S. House of Representatives. That's not good. » 4/26/12 6:40pm 4/26/12 6:40pm

What Is CISPA?

Remember SOPA and PIPA, the terrible "anti-piracy" bills the internet raged into nonexistence? There's a new one, and it's maybe worse: the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. CISPA. Here's everything you need to know about the worst privacy disaster our country has ever faced. » 4/26/12 12:00pm 4/26/12 12:00pm