Monthly Archives: March 2013

PolitiHacks Digest 3/25

These folks want your support: #iMarch—Fix immigration for startups with Mayor Bloomberg and Brad Feld Fix the DMCA—Own your electronics, legalize cellphone unlocking More privacy protections in CISPA—Protecting against black hat network intrusions shouldn’t mean trashing privacy protections Got a … Continue reading

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ECPA: The Legislative Path Forward

Sens. Leahy and Lee are what CDT calls the “dream team” supporters, introducing an ECPA reform bill. Sen. Leahy is crucial because he’s the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, which oversees digital privacy issues. That means his support can make … Continue reading

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CISPA: Supporters’ PR Problems

Tech and civil liberty advocates have turned up the volume after the U.S. House tipped its hat to preparing for a “cyber week” on April 15th, which would include floor votes on its major bills, R&D, FISMA reform, and CISPA. … Continue reading

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PolitiHacks Digest: Week of 3-18

“What is it that we’re doing to make sure that we raise the baseline cybersecurity level of that part of our infrastructure that if something bad happened to it in cyberspace, something really bad happens in real space?“ Michael Daniel, … Continue reading

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Protecting Entrepreneurs and Innovators from a Bad Law

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) is the go-to law government prosecutors use against a range of actions, from black hat hacking to digital civil disobedience. In the case of Aaron Swartz, over 30 years of jail time was … Continue reading

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Cybersecurity hits the limelight—why DC is scared

By Kevin Welch White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel is the expert on this issue within the Administration. He argues that the issue has reached the senior-most level of government debate, with recent hacks of the New York Times and Twitter, among … Continue reading

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Electronic Privacy: Why a 1986 Law Needs to be Fixed

(Full disclosure: PolitiHacks is contracted to the Center for Democracy and Technology on this issue) The Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 (ECPA) never assumed that we’d push our email to the cloud. ECPA never thought webspace would ever be … Continue reading

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