Cybersecurity bill approved by House panel

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by The Wrong Guy, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. The Wrong Guy Member

    Cybersecurity bill approved by House panel

    Thu Dec 1, 2011 7:03pm EST

    (Reuters) - A bill to let U.S. spy agencies share intelligence on cyber threats with private companies was backed by a House of Representatives intelligence panel on Thursday.

    In a 17-1 vote, the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence approved the legislation that would expand a pilot Pentagon program for sharing classified and sensitive threat information with defense contractors and their Internet service providers.

    Under the measure, a longer list of companies would be eligible for access to classified data from the National Security Agency and other agencies.

    The bill was amended to expand privacy protections for data that companies give the government, including, potentially, data that Internet providers give about their customers. That data could be used only for cyber or national security, according to the amendment.

    Some critics have worried that this type of sharing arrangement amounts to government surveillance of private data.

    The government would also be barred from searching collected data except to secure cyber networks from attack.

    "Through hard work and compromise we have struck a delicate balance that provides strong protections for privacy and civil liberties, while still enabling effective cyber threat sharing and providing clear authority for the private sector to defend its own networks," Representative Mike Rogers, chairman of the committee, said in a statement.

    There has been widespread and growing concern about incursions into U.S. networks by hackers determined to steal everything from state secrets to credit card numbers.
    Defense contractors like Lockheed Martin Corp have been among the high-profile victims of cyber attacks. Others include Google and Citigroup.

    Sponsors of the bill envision, for example, that NSA would share with Internet service providers information identifying specific threats so that the ISP can then block traffic to customers from that source.

    Internet service providers and other companies have long complained that they give information to the U.S. government about potential cyber threats but often do not find it a two-way street. They say the government has been reluctant to reciprocate because the information is either classified or part of an investigation linked to a potential prosecution.

    It was not immediately clear how the legislation would fare in either the Republican-controlled House or the Democratic-controlled Senate.

    (Reporting by Diane Bartz; Editing by Tim Dobbyn)

  2. 00anon00 Member

    The devil is in the details
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  3. Anonymous Member

    Internet service providers and other companies have long complained that they give information to the U.S. government

    Let me know when to feign surprise in the Land of the Free.
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  4. chymira Member

    Hangs head and prepairs to re read the details.
    guys... I never realized our government could be like this. My dad was in the navy as was his dad and his dad. My grandfather served in ww2 in my moms side. I feel more and more betrayed by america every day. Its not just this. .. its everything.
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  5. lulzgasm Member

    I know exactly how you feel. :(
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  6. chymira Member

    People on google + are asking when it will come to a head. I said one day the government will slip up and the small spark of anger that the people have now will turn into a firestorm. Someone will do something stupid and it will just explode.

    Anonymous and all within it have a major role to play if they want it. Its at that moment when we will not be the bad guys anymore. As more and more people wake up they begin to pay atention not just to WHAT we do but WHY we do it.
    As an added statement... whatever happens anonymous has my full support. They may catch some of us but they can never stop all of us. This is brewed because of things that are happening with us and because of actions in the past. They call us cyber terrorists. Are we? I don't think so. But they do. Because they are afraid. Afraid of us amd of their own people. Please excuse the typos.
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  7. chymira Member

    This is an article I found. Not sure if it will be helpfull or not. It may be in the wrong thread but it addresses SOPA :
    There is no more influential business lobby group in the world than the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which boasts that its "core purpose is to fight for free enterprise" and "individual freedom."
    Which is why the Chamber's unflagging--even unyielding--support of a controversial copyright bill loathed by Silicon Valley might come as something of a surprise. Not only do critics view the Stop Online Piracy Act as antithetical to the individual freedom the Chamber applauds, but the technology industry has contributed more to economic growth and free enterprise in the last decade than Hollywood has.
    Yet the Chamber has been even more aggressive than the Motion Picture Association of America and the Recording Industry Association of America in defending SOPA and attacking the legislation's critics. SOPA would allow the Justice Department to seek a court order to be served on search engines, Internet providers, and other companies that would force them to make a suspected piratical Web site effectively vanish from the Internet.
    This public embrace of SOPA by a pillar of the GOP establishment, which has a muscular lobbying operation, donates generously to political campaigns, and was a close ally of the Bush White House, is crucial to winning over House Republicans. They might otherwise be leery of a bill with strong support from Hollywood and their Democratic allies that would lead to more government oversight over the Internet.
    Steve Tepp, an intellectual property attorney at the Chamber, has become one of SOPA's most ardent defenders. He's written that SOPA's critics intentionally "mislead and scare people to make their point" and peddle "hyperbole." In a snarky blog post before Halloween, he said that anti-SOPA types are "unpacking all their favorite ghouls and hobgoblins" and making "extreme and absurd claims."
    Steve Tepp, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's most ardent public defender of SOPA
    (Credit: U.S. Chamber of Commerce)

    In another post, Tepp said that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce "will always stand" on the "side of American businesses"--an odd statement given that the list of businesses opposed to SOPA includes eBay, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, AOL, Zynga, and many other technology companies. (See CNET's FAQ and our previous coverage of security concerns.)

    More here:
  8. Anonymous Member

    Even Soviet Russia was not as intrusive into innocent people's private lives.

    This is a sad day for the GW Bush promise of "freedom" that has cost the USA so dearly.
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  9. Anonymous Member

    The terrorists have won, is what this bill means.

    Fucking disgusting.
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  10. chymira Member

    The politicians are the terrorists. But it will not continue. Something will give.
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  11. xenubarb Member

    Yeah. My dad, his dad, etc. were Navy men. I joined the Army, not wishing to do all that swimming pool work.
    Fuck yeah I feel betrayed. I would not defend this iteration of American government. Since the senate has determined US soil to be a battleground, I guess that makes me the enemy.

    Let's hope the current military remembers the bit about upholding the constitution.
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  12. lulzgasm Member

    I'm thinking at least a third of them will, if not two thirds. That, backed by armed citizens and millitia should be enough if the shit hits the fan.

    My biggest worry is the mercs. And/or foreign troops sent in by U.N. to "protect" the people by bombing the fuck out of us.
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  13. Mutante Member

    They plan to kill us all.
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  15. Mutante Member

    Ok let's do it.
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  16. lulzgasm Member

    It always helps to have an attitude, too. ;)
  17. Anonymous Member

    Has anyone checked if a Scientology front group is on this list?
  18. telomere Member

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  19. chymira Member

    Actualy some vets do. I saw a picture a few weeks back of vets protecting and holding a line for the occupy protesters. If I can find it again ill post it.
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  20. Denzil Member

    i think that it could be HALF of them actually realizing that the government are the enemy not us !!! i am led to believe that they are human too thats if they ordered the army to come and kill us BUT then again everyone remember what happened to japan a couple of months back ? some people believe that it was man made. :(
  21. Those "some people" have no evidence of anything man made. There has been substantial moonbat speculation and that is where it ends.

    The martial law situation in the USA is of great concern, presumably of great concern to Americans and anyone else who cares about Americans and America. I'm not an American but I do care.
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  22. Kilia Member

    What we long feared has become real now.
  23. telomere Member

    brb, delicious coffee caek

  24. telomere Member

    not sure about the "martial law" part,

    but according to my calculations, and the good fellows of
    Kilia should have been dead, months ago.

    I can't imagine how she survived.
  25. The Wrong Guy Member

  26. chymira Member

    What!? No :(
    I looked at twitter... Are you serious?
  27. Anonymous Member

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  30. 3rdMan Member

    Likely to be vetoed.
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  31. chymira Member

    Thanks guys.
  32. The Wrong Guy Member

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  35. DeathHamster Member

    More than seven days of food makes you a terrorist suspect?

    But the government tells people that they should have at least 72 hours (3 days) of food for emergencies. What if you keep some extra in case a neighbor or guest needs some? What if you buy some extra for a camping trip and go over the line? What about religious groups that keep a year's supply of food stocks?
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  36. chymira Member

    And now sudenly he withdraws the troops from overseas. Just saw it on the news. Gee wonder why?
  37. lulzgasm Member

    Look on the bright side. Thanks to Anonymous, the Powers That Used To Be had to fasttrack their plans even faster than they had to before, which means they won't be as prepared as they had wanted to be. ;)
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  39. Kilia Member

    Yeah..I am a walking zombie..hear me roar.
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  40. Anonymous Member

    Isn't that kind of what he said he'd do at least three years ago?

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