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Posts Tagged ‘legislation’

BREAKING: U.S. Congress clueless, ignorant

BREAKING: U.S. Congress clueless, ignorant

When members of Congress earlier this month considered the Stop Online Piracy Act — better known to anyone who actually hangs out on the Internet as #SOPA — the most notable feature of the debate turned out to be the sheer ignorance of the elected officials discussing it. One after the other, members of the U.S. House of Representatives [...]

BitTorrent Based DNS To Counter US Domain Seizures

BitTorrent Based DNS To Counter US Domain Seizures

i see this system being ripe for DNS poisoning. I wish good luck with this project, as this is the problem with any alternative DNS system out there... which all seem to be going for a cloud, crowd-sourced solution. The domain seizures by the United States authorities in recent days and upcoming legislation that could make similar takeovers [...]

Privatized prisons in Arizona helped draft laws to send people to prison

Privatized prisons in Arizona helped draft laws to send people to prison

The story of industries paying lobbyists to influence legislation that benefits their business is nothing new—but what about when that industry is a privately-owned and operated prison system? NPR reports that Arizona Senate Bill 1070 (.PDF), the immigration bill that requires anyone who can't produce papers proving they are in the [...]

Senators Don’t Expect Cyber Security Bill to Pass this Year

Senators Don’t Expect Cyber Security Bill to Pass this Year

Much of the critical infrastructures of developed nations like the U.S. depend on computer and network systems to operate and communicate. Hackers from nefarious nations and those who hack for fun can get into some of these critical systems potentially causing a security threat to the country. In an effort to give the president the power to [...]

Obama administration wants encryption backdoors for domestic surveillance

Obama administration wants encryption backdoors for domestic surveillance

In a New York Times article today by Charlie Savage, news that the Obama administration is proposing new legislation that would provide the U.S. Government with direct access to all forms of digital communication, "including encrypted e-mail transmitters like BlackBerry, social networking Web sites like Facebook and software that allows [...]