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 [...]
Last month the Senate introduced a bill called the Cyber Threat Sharing Act, which would encourage companies like Google to share customer data and divulge the details of security threats and breaches with the NSA and other government agencies.
Remember CISPA, the draconian law and cousin to SOPA and PIPA, which would give the US government unprecedented control over that champion of intellectual freedom, the Internet? Well, thanks to the recent antics of hacker group Lizard Squad and the government’s insistence that these actions were actually those of “rogue state” North Korea, CISPA is being re-introduced by Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.), a member of the House Intelligence Committee.