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Threat-sharing cybersecurity bill unveiled  25 March 2015 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The House of Representatives Intelligence Committee has introduced a bill which will make sharing cybersecurity data easier for companies by removing the prospect of being sued.
 
What ever it is, CISA isn't cybersecurity  20 March 2015 
Source: Errata Security - Posted by Anthony Pell   
In the next couple months, Congress will likely pass CISA, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act. This is a bad police-state thing. It will do little to prevent attacks, but do a lot to increase mass surveillance.
 
The NSA Has Taken Over the Internet Backbone. We're Suing to Get it Back.  16 March 2015 
Source: ACLU - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Every time you email someone overseas, the NSA copies and searches your message. It makes no difference if you or the person you're communicating with has done anything wrong. If the NSA believes your message could contain information relating to the foreign affairs of the United States – because of whom you're talking to, or whom you're talking about – it may hold on to it for as long as three years and sometimes much longer.
 
UK Gov SciTech advice bureau suggests keeping Tor alive to reduce street crime  10 March 2015 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Alex   
The UK Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) has issued a POSTnote titled “The darknet and online anonymity” in which it assesses the threats posed by anonymity technologies like Tor and concludes there's not much governments or law enforcement agencies can do about them.
 
Hacker Claims Feds Hit Him With 44 Felonies When He Refused to Be an FBI Spy  19 February 2015 
Source: Wired - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A year ago, the Department of Justice threatened to put Fidel Salinas in prison for the rest of his life for hacking crimes. But before the federal government brought those charges against him, Salinas now says, it tried a different tactic: recruiting him.
 
Major Video Game Companies Agree to Share Customer Data with the US Government  16 February 2015 
Source: motherboard - Posted by Dave Wreski   
With or without controversial new legislation such as the ​Cybersecurity Information Sharing and Protection Act, President Obama is doing his best to make sure companies share the information they know about you with the federal government.
 
Obama looks for common ground with China on cyber issues  11 February 2015 
Source: IT World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
President Barack Obama has called for “swift work” between the U.S. and China to narrow their differences on “cyber issues”, amid persistent concerns from the two countries over hacking attacks and trade barriers related to tech.
 
The Pirate Bay responds to CDN and Moderation concerns, says it is not a FBI honeypot  06 February 2015 
Source: TechWorm - Posted by Anthony Pell   
The Pirate Bay to remove CloudFlare CDN soon after it gets its act straight, says TPB crew The Pirate Bay went live on 31st Jan, a day earlier than schedule but with the launch came concerns from users and die hard TPB fans regarding the use of CloudFlare content delivery network including its SSL service and lack of moderators on TPB.
 
Some hackers are unknowingly gathering intel for the NSA  05 February 2015 
Source: Network World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
The U.S. National Security Agency and its intelligence partners are reportedly sifting through data stolen by state-sponsored and freelance hackers on a regular basis in search of valuable information.
 
FBI put Anonymous 'hacktivist' Jeremy Hammond on terrorism watchlist  04 February 2015 
Source: The Guardian - Posted by Alex   
The prominent Anonymous “hacktivist” Jeremy Hammond, who participated in some of the hacking collective’s most audacious cyber acts, was placed by the FBI on a terrorism watchlist, the Daily Dot reported on Monday.
 
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