Rep. Mike McCaul, R-Texas tries once again to erode privacy laws using CISPA, or the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. Obama has already threatened to veto the measure.
by Sovereign Voice •
Diffusing conspiracy theories of right wing nuts
by Michael Hayne •
Yesterday, the House of Representatives delivered a monstrous blow to the individual online liberty when they gave big business and big government yet another giveaway, operating under the guise of fighting those darn sneaky Chinese and Russians.
by Jeromie Williams •
At least three articles have suddenly been taken down from Canadian news sites. They concern the proposed ‘Bill C-51′ which would allow the Canadian government to require internet service providers to monitor and log the online and cellular activities of their customers and will give the government the ability to instruct authorities to subpoena these records with only a simple warrant.
Is it another wolf in sheep’s clothing or is it a balanced approach to the real problem of online piracy?
In an announcement on Friday, Congressman Lamar Smith, the author of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) officially killed the bill after a day of massive protests that saw Wikipedia and Reddit go dark.
by Wendy Gittleson •
PIPA, the Protect IP Act, along with SOPA, the Stop Online Privacy Act, burned brightly throughout the halls of Congress for a little while, but after mass protest, they seem to have flamed out.
And he’ll only use his powers for good. Promise!!!
SOPA poses a danger to the internet as we know it. Basically, under SOPA, an accusation of copyright violation is enough to allow the Department of Justice and any complainant who gets a court order, to shut down a website and websites that facilitate copyright infringement.