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CISA Just Getting Worse

Leaders in Congress are looking to expand CISA, the Cyber Information Sharing Act, far beyond the awful bill it already is. They are pulling what little privacy protections it had and would encouraging ISPs like Comcast to log everything you send so they can scoop it up.  And that is only what we kn... Read more

Senate voting on CISA today. Tell them no!

Yesterday, the Senate started debating CISA, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act. The Senate reconvenes at 9:30am and it will likely vote on it today. Now is the time to call Senator Warren at 202-224-4543, and Senator Markey at 202-224-2742 and tell them to vote NO!  If you don't live in Mass... Read more

A specter is haunting the West

Yesterday, Jeremy Hammond was sentenced to thirteen years for hacking corporate and government computers  as part of LulzSec including the Stratfor emails.  We planned to write a statement, but found journalist Alexa O'Brien's eloquent statement on Hammond's conviction.  We have her to thank for pro... Read more

Say No to the CFAA!

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) is a law that has been repeatedly misused to go after net activists and handout draconian punishments. Aaron Swartz is but one example. Indeed the CFAA can be easily read so broadly that anyone under 18 who reads news on-line could be a criminal. Yet, the ... Read more

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