House Leaders Try to Salvage Cybersecurity Bill By Watering It Down Slightly

By: Tuesday April 17, 2012 11:33 am

Over the past couple weeks, another grassroots protest has emerged against legislation that would affect the Internet. It’s at a lower level than the SOPA/PIPA protests so far, but the activism against CISPA, which is considered cybersecurity legislation, is following the same trajectory. Many experts have described the threats from CISPA, particularly to the privacy [...]

Criminal Torture Sanction In, Then Out, Of Intelligence Funding Bill

By: Friday February 26, 2010 7:13 am

Silvestre Reyes, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, tried to do the right thing. He included a provision into the intelligence funding bill that would have not only reiterated the prohibition on acts of torture like waterboarding, electric shocks, sleep deprivation and mock executions, but would have held any member of the intelligence community who [...]

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