Tag Archives: EFF

PolitiHacks Digest – 24 June 2013 – Immigration bill enters the Senate end game

These folks want your support: StopWatching.us—Oppose government surveillance of us? Support Sen. Moran’s startup visa amendment Got a cause you want to share? Tell me. Political issues affecting startups:  Open Internet and Privacy What to know: StopWatching.us petition crosses 400k signees EFF … 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 (again)

By Kristine Gloria (Full disclosure: PolitiHacks is on paid contract for work unrelated to CISPA from one of the members of the coalition opposing CISPA) Monday marks the beginning of a week of action spearheaded by a coalition of individuals … Continue reading

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PolitiHacks Digest: Week of 4 March

“We really want the [startup] visa done. But we can still join in coalition with labor, with immigrants rights groups, with others. If we link arms, we’ll have a better chance of getting this done.” Emily Lam, Silicon Valley Leadership … Continue reading

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Patent Trolls and the SHIELD Act

The SHIELD Act proposes making patent trolls’ lives harder by putting them on the hook for legal costs of filing frivolous lawsuits against businesses in order to extract a settlement, or money to resolve the lawsuit without a judicial hearing. … Continue reading

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