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February 11, 2016

Former CIA Director Calls U.S. Cyber Security Measures Too Little Too Late

General Michael Hayden, the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency (NSA), told The Wall Street Journal the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) is a good first step, but it’s too little too late. The government will not be ready to address companies’ cybersecurity needs.

CISA is designed to improve cybersecurity in the U.S. through enhanced sharing of information about cybersecurity threats, according to Wikipedia. The law allows the sharing of Internet traffic information between the government and technology and manufacturing companies. Opponents say it will move responsibility from private business to the [...]

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October 26, 2015

[Two]Face[D]Book? Facebook May Be Pushing for Controversial CISA Bill

The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) has found vocal opponents in several prominent U.S. senators and some of the world’s most widely-used tech companies including Apple, Google and Twitter. However, sources close to privacy-rights group Fight for the Future have the group alleging that Facebook is actually supporting the CISA bill while publicly being opposed to it.

Non-profit group Fight for the Future is alleging that Facebook lobbyists are for the CISA behind closed doors, despite Facebook being openly lauded among companies such as Apple and Google for their stand against government backdoors and their commitment to user privacy.

A petition was quickly [...]

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July 28, 2015

Activists Use Fax Machines to Protest Cybersecurity Bill

As previously reported by Hacked, the government is determined to implement a version of CISPA. The latest effort is called CISA – Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA). Clever activists have designed an app that lets citizens tell the government how they feel about the controversial legislation – via hard copy, through the fax system.

“Congress is stuck in 1984 and doesn’t understand modern technology,” says the website, FaxBigBrother.com. For this reason, the activists are using fax machines, in hopes that congressional representatives will get the message. Anyone can submit a message to Congress, which one of eight fax machines will deliver. One can [...]

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