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#1 AplusWebMaster

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Posted 26 October 2015 - 01:23 PM

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Privacy group slams - CISA support ...
- http://www.theinquir...r-security-bill
Oct 26, 2015 - "... Fight for the Future is furious with the Facebook for apparently supporting the controversial CISA legal garrott, while the rest of the industry is vigorously opposing it. The group, which already rolls deep with its campaign and has a who's who of big technology hitters in its corner, would like more backing. What it does not want is opposition, particularly from a huge outfit like Facebook. It is using something of a stick approach, and has warned the social network that it is in danger of worsening its already poor privacy reputation. "At a time when CISA is being rejected by the public, security experts, and even the tech industry it's supposed to protect, it was suspicious that Congress is barrelling forward with this bill at breakneck speed," said Fight for the Future co-director Tiffiniy Cheng...
> https://www.youbetra...s.org/facebook/
... A cluster of big-time technology companies has already made its feelings felt about CISA, but pressure group Fight for the Future is concerned that more is needed. The group wants people to stream out and get the message heard, the message being that we ain't having it. Fight for the Future has been very vocal in its opposition, and sent us a flurry of alerts and statements this morning. Progress is being made, it seems, and, while things were looking bleak in the early hours, people are making the effort and there is currently a NO CISA gathering of water, genes and intestines outside Congress making its feelings heard. More is needed, though, and groups like Fight for the Future want to ensure that ground-level supporters will always be ready to push for open communications... The Fight for the Future Tumblr page* takes us direct to the demonstration in Washington and alerts us to the fact that people have formed themselves into an anti-CISA message. The organisation has promised to keep up the pressure until and during the vote. The cause has backing from firms including Reddit, Twitter, Apple and Dropbox."
* http://tumblr.fightforthefuture.org/
Oct 26 2015

- http://www.dailydot....acebook-google/
Oct 15, 2015 - "A group representing the most powerful American tech companies announced its opposition to a major cybersecurity bill on Thursday, lending Silicon Valley credibility to the argument against the bill just days before it is expected to receive a vote. The Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA), which represents Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, and -21- other tech companies, announced Thursday that it could -not- back the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act..."
> http://www.eweek.com...aring-bill.html
2015-10-24

Nearly everyone dislikes CISA, so Congress will make it law
- http://www.infoworld...ngress-law.html
Oct 23, 2015 - "After spending months mired in the Senate, the latest incarnation of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) advanced to the floor... Although CISA is branded a cyber security bill, it does nothing to actually improve the effectiveness of security systems. It's concerned instead with increasing the amount of information that corporations share with government and protecting those companies from liability for violating customers' privacy..."

Tech Industry Trade Groups Are Coming Out Against CISA. We Need Individual Companies To Do The Same
- https://www.eff.org/...need-individual
Oct 20, 2015

- https://www.ccianet....on-sharing-act/
Oct 15, 2015 - "... CCIA is unable to support CISA as it is currently written. CISA’s prescribed mechanism for sharing of cyber threat information does -not- sufficiently protect users’ privacy or appropriately limit the permissible uses of information shared with the government. In addition, the bill authorizes entities to employ network defense measures that might cause collateral harm to the systems of innocent third parties..."
 

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Posted 28 October 2015 - 11:18 AM

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CISA passes Senate 74-21...
- http://www.theinquir...r-security-bill
Oct 28 2015 - "THE US SENATE has -passed- the controversial Cybersecurity Intelligence Sharing Act (CISA), despite widespread opposition to the bill given its shady privacy implications. The Senate passed the bill, which encourages companies to share "cyber threat" data with the federal government in real time, by 74 votes to 21 on Tuesday, and it will now progress to the House of Representatives.
Several amendments to the bill that would have required companies to implement strong consumer privacy protections were narrowly voted down. This means that the bill is the same one that has faced strong opposition from big-name technology firms, including Apple and Twitter, which have argued that it will give the government invasive spying powers... "The passage of CISA reflects the misunderstanding many lawmakers have about technology and security," the EFF said*..."
* https://www.eff.org/...a-passes-senate
Oct 27, 2015 - "CISA passed the Senate today in a 74-21 vote. The bill is fundamentally flawed due to its broad immunity clauses, vague definitions, and aggressive spying authorities. The bill now moves to a conference committee despite its inability to address problems that caused recent highly publicized computer data breaches, like unencrypted files, poor computer architecture, un-updated servers, and employees (or contractors) clicking malware links. The conference committee between the House of Representatives and the Senate will determine the bill's final language. But no amount of changes in conference could fix the fact that CISA doesn't address the real cybersecurity problems that caused computer data breaches like Target and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). The passage of CISA reflects the misunderstanding many lawmakers have about technology and security. Computer security engineers were against it.  Academics were against it. Technology companies, including some of Silicon Valley’s biggest like Twitter and Salesforce, were against it. Civil society organizations were against it. And constituents sent over 1 million faxes opposing CISA to Senators. With security breaches like T-mobile, Target, and OPM becoming the norm, Congress knows it needs to do something about cybersecurity. It chose to do the wrong thing..."

- http://www.theregist...te_passes_cisa/
28 Oct 2015 - "The US Senate has passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA)* by 74 to 21 votes, with five abstentions... The bill encourages tech giants and other companies to disregard existing privacy agreements and share citizens' personal information with the federal government in exchange for immunity from prosecution by angry customers. This will allow agents to pick out signs of criminality from the volunteered data, and use it to catch online crooks. In return, companies will get some advance intelligence on security vulnerabilities and upcoming cyberattacks... The House of Representatives passed legislation similar to CISA earlier in the year and the bill will now go into a committee stage while the differences between the two are ironed out. The White House has already said President Obama will sign it into law, once a few changes have been made..."
* https://www.congress...754/all-actions
"... Latest Action: 10/27/2015 Passed Senate with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 74-21..."
 

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Posted 17 December 2015 - 07:57 AM

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CISA Surveillance Bill Hidden Inside Last Night's Budget Bill
- http://yro.slashdot....hts-budget-bill
Dec 16, 2015 - "... the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) was inserted into the omnibus budget deal -passed- by the House of Representatives late last night... Last night's budget bill wasn't all about avoiding a government shutdown. Packed inside the 2,000-page bill announced by Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) is the full text of the controversial Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) of 2015. If you'll recall, the measure passed the Senate back in October, leaving it up to the House to approve the bill that encourages businesses to share details of security breaches and cyber attacks. Despite being labeled as cybersecurity legislation, critics of CISA argue that it's a surveillance bill that would allow companies to share user info with the US government and other businesses. As TechDirt points out, this version of the bill -stripped- important protections that would've -prevented- directly sharing details with the NSA and required any personally identifying details to be removed before being shared. It also -removes- restrictions on how the government can use the data."
 

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