While many were relieved that the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 was defeated in the senate, one Huffington Post blogger seemed so upset, that he practically insinuated that politicians were not smarter than a fifth grader for not passing an “obvious” bill. We dissect and respond to these comments.
While many feared that the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 would do a lot of damage to civil rights, today comes news that the bill has died in the senate because if failed to achieve cloture. At this point, activists are celebrating a victory in the war to protect basic civil liberties like the right to […]
The Cybersecurity Act of 2012 (CSA or CSA2012) seems to be on the fast track through the government these days. While many people are aware of its counterpart CISPA (Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act), fewer people seem to be aware of this particular iteration of the legislation.
Despite the fact that the hugely controversial Digital Economy Act (DEA), a law that ushered in a three strikes law in the UK, the battle to try and at least tweak the law into some sense of reasonableness has been raging up to this day. The Open Rights Group were among many to file submissions […]
Have you ever wondered what happens when rights holders actually gets a three strikes law? Well, the people of New Zealand are finding that out first-hand. It seems that rights holders are not happy that it actually costs them money to send out strike notices and are now demanding that the fee to send out […]
Last week, US president Barack Obama penned an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal about why lawmakers should pass what is known as the Cybersecurity Act of 2012. Drew Wilson decided to issue his response on why the reasoning behind Obama’s piece is flawed.
What happens when an American ISP decides that it wants to protect their customers privacy? Apparently, it gets litigated by the Department of Justice. That’s what happened to one ISP when it questioned a National Security Letter (NSL).
We’ve seen many reasons to not like YouTube. There’s the infamous comment section of YouTube, the restrictive nature of the maximum length of each video and the notorious DMCA takedown system. The question then becomes, what alternatives are there to YouTube? Well, we’ve compiled a list of 5 alternatives to YouTube for you to evaluate.
The American election campaign seems to have been crossing over into Internet rights recently. This latest development involves Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney. A report has surfaced that says that there was a promise to “vigorously” crack down on pornography.
There’s some rather scary news coming from Australia right now. The Australian government is considering sweeping new surveillance powers which includes the surveillance of social networking sites and data retention. While that isn’t exactly novel, buried in the proposal is a provision that would allow police to hack your computer for the purposes of gathering […]