Privacy group slams - CISA support ...
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...
... 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."
Oct 26 2015
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..."
Nearly everyone dislikes CISA, so Congress will make it law
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
Oct 20, 2015
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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Edited by AplusWebMaster, 26 October 2015 - 03:45 PM.