Alexis Ohanian, the 29-year old founder of social news site Reddit, has partnered with the online advocacy group Fight for the Future to create what they’re calling the “Internet Defense League.” Ohanian describes the project, which they plan to officially launch next month, as a “Bat-Signal for the Internet.” Any website owner can sign up on the group’s website to add a bit of code to his or her site–or receive that code by email at the time of a certain campaign–that can be triggered in the case of a political crisis like SOPA, adding an activist call-to-action to all the sites involved, sucRead more »
Alex, Adrian, Loring, and Danielle talk about Marco Rubio’s speech where he recommends increasing the national debt to go for more foreign aid, we discuss the proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would strip all rights from corporations and the effect that will have on individual rights, we discuss CISPA and how it’s may be worse and farther reaching that SOPA and PIPA, Desk of Brian gives our our weekly dose of weird news, and we ask if America has time left before the total collapse to elect another Democrat or establishment Republican.Read more »
A possible future scenario if CISPA is allowed to pass & become law, in that with recent amendments it now trumps all other State & Federal privacy law, including HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act).Read more »
While most folks are looking elsewhere, Congress is trying to sneak an absolutely awful "cybersecurity" bill through Congress, permitting ISPs to funnel private communications and related information back to the government without adequate privacy protections and controls. The bill does not specify which agencies ISPs could disclose customer data to, but the structure and incentives in the bill raise a very real possibility that the National Security Agency or the DOD’s Cybercommand would be the primary recipient.Read more »
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