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 know about.  We have heard that bill changes include: Expanding the definition of “cyber threat" to include non-cyber crimes; Expanding liability protection for companies that hand over their data...
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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 Massachusetts, visit Decide the Future to contact your senator. CISA is a surveillance bill that would immunize corporations from liability if they share your personal data with the government.  Specif...
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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 providing the only available transcripts of  Chelsea Manning's closed trial.  You can find more of her work as well as how to support her work at www.alexaobrien.com.   By Alexa O'Brien on N...
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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 Department of Justice wants to make this bill even worse, and Congress seems willing to help. We are asking you to help take a stand against the CFAA, and demand it be fixed. Three things you can d...
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