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FBI Plan to Expand Hacking Powers Moves Forward

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams March 17, 2015   FBI Plan to Expand Hacking Powers Moves Forward Justice Department dismisses concerns over privacy and other rights     A judiciary panel on Monday quietly approved a rule change that would increase the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s surveillance powers, despite concerns over privacy and constitutional rights. […]

FBI director James Comey. (Photo: Brookings Institution/flickr/cc)

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The Wolf Is Guarding the Hen House: The Government’s War on Cyberterrorism

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute March 17, 2015   The Wolf Is Guarding the Hen House: The Government’s War on Cyberterrorism     “The game is rigged, the network is bugged, the government talks double-speak, the courts are complicit and there’s nothing you can do about it.”—David Kravets, reporting for Wired Nothing you write, say, […]


Virginia Limits Retention Of License Plate Capture Data To 7 Days

By Laura Northrup Consumerist March 16, 2015   (frankieleon)   Virginia Limits Retention Of License Plate Capture Data To 7 Days   We’ve shared with you before the that both private companies and law enforcement are combining images of motorists’ license plates with geographic data about where those plates were spotted. Some states have passed […]

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The Senate Intelligence Committee approved the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) on Thursday, despite concerns from privacy advocates. (Photo:Free Press/flickr/cc)

‘Patriot Act 2.0’? Senate Cybersecurity Bill Seen as Trojan Horse for More Spying

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams March 14, 2015   ‘Patriot Act 2.0’? Senate Cybersecurity Bill Seen as Trojan Horse for More Spying Framed as anti-hacking measure, opponents say CISA threatens both consumers and whistleblowers     The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee approved a cybersecurity bill during a secret session on Thursday, marking the next step […]