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Once there was a Privacy! Cyber Security bill #CISPA passed

Once there was a Privacy! Cyber Security bill #CISPA passed

April 22, 2013Mohit Kumar
The United States House of Representatives on Thursday voted to approve the highly controversial  cyber security bill CISPA , which stands for the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. The Bill called the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) was presented under the guise National Security , but in reality opens up a loop hole for companies that collect personal information about their users and in some cases want to trade of even sell these to other companies for money or other services.  This was the second time that the US House of Representatives passed the CISPA. Senators had earlier rejected the first draft of this bill on the grounds that it wasn't providing enough for protecting the privacy. Some lawmakers and privacy activists worry that the legislation would allow the government to monitor citizens' private information and companies to misuse it. The first parts of CISPA are relevant and necessary. If we’re “ hacked ,” CISPA a
Fuck CISPA - Stop censoring Internet !

Fuck CISPA - Stop censoring Internet !

April 21, 2012Mohit Kumar
Fuck CISPA - Stop censoring Internet ! -  By:    Patti Galle, Executive Editor The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) H.R. 3532 is a new bill being introduced in Congress that is gunning to blast the ongoing cyber attacks that have occurred since internet users figured out the keyboard could be an effective weapon. If passed through Congress, the bill would allow the government access to personal correspondence of any person of their choosing. Once again, we are being fucked by those nosey neighbors in our government. You should be very mad and very afraid because CISPA is far worse than SOPA and PIPA in its effects on the internet. The wording of this bill is mumbo jumbo, vague and broad. Reading through the nonsense, basically the act would allow Congress to circumvent existing exemptions to online privacy laws, and would allow the monitoring and censorship of any user of the internet. Peeping Toms will be wetting their pants. The real kicker (in our asses) is
CISPA Returns back, Forget privacy reforms

CISPA Returns back, Forget privacy reforms

February 10, 2013Wang Wei
The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection act (CISPA) will be reintroduced by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) and ranking member Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.) before the US House next week . CISPA would've allowed any company to give away all the data its collected on you if asked by the government and The bill that plan to introduce next week will be identical to the version of CISPA that passed the House last spring. May be the recent reports of cyber espionage against The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal,  along with attacks on the Federal Reserve 's Web site and on several U.S. banks have brought the issue back to the fore. " This is clearly not a theoretical threat - the recent spike in advanced cyber attacks against the banks and newspapers makes that crystal clear, " Rogers said in a statement. If implemented, An independent Intelligence Community Inspector General would review the government's use of any i
Internet #Censorship : CISPA - Newest Cyber Security Bill

Internet #Censorship : CISPA - Newest Cyber Security Bill

April 05, 2012Mohit Kumar
Internet #Censorship : CISPA - Newest Cyber Security Bill If you download and distribute copyrighted material on the Internet, or share any information that governments or corporations find inconvenient, you could soon be labeled a threat to national security in the United States. That’s the aim of a bill in Congress called the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). The good news is that SOPA and PIPA haven’t come to pass, but the bad news is that they could be followed by a bill that is even more invasive and could violate even more of your civil liberties. According to a press release issued last week, the bill already has over a 100 congressional co-sponsors. Yet the bill is only now beginning to appear on the public radar. CISPA would let companies spy on users and share private information with the federal government and other companies with near-total immunity from civil and criminal liability. It effectively creates a ‘cybersecurity’ exemption to all existi
Anonymous target USTelecom and TechAmerica for supporting Cybersecurity Bill

Anonymous target USTelecom and TechAmerica for supporting Cybersecurity Bill

April 10, 2012Mohit Kumar
Anonymous target USTelecom and TechAmerica for supporting Cybersecurity Bill Two technology trade associations said they were targeted by the hacker-activist group Anonymous as it singled out supporters of proposed legislation to improve U.S. cybersecurity. The hacker group Anonymous claimed responsibility for taking down the websites of USTelecom and Tech America, which both back the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011. Both sites remained unreachable as of Monday afternoon. The attacks began yesterday when users were unable to log onto the sites. USTelecom represents telecom companies, including AT&T, Verizon, and CenturyLink; and TechAmerica's members include tech companies such as IBM, Microsoft, and Apple. A Twitter account called @Anon_Central yesterday called the Rogers bill “ draconian ” and posted a link to groups and companies supporting the legislation.[ See List here ] Anonymous posted a YouTube video showing USTelecom's site down S
New Bluetooth Vulnerability Lets Attackers Spy On Encrypted Connections

New Bluetooth Vulnerability Lets Attackers Spy On Encrypted Connections

August 14, 2019Mohit Kumar
Over a billion Bluetooth-enabled devices, including smartphones, laptops, smart IoT devices, and industrial devices, have been found vulnerable to a high severity vulnerability that could allow attackers to spy on data transmitted between the two devices. The vulnerability, assigned as CVE-2019-9506 , resides in the way 'encryption key negotiation protocol' lets two Bluetooth BR/EDR devices choose an entropy value for encryption keys while pairing to secure their connection. Referred to as the Key Negotiation of Bluetooth ( KNOB ) attack, the vulnerability could allow remote attackers in close proximity to targeted devices to intercept, monitor, or manipulate encrypted Bluetooth traffic between two paired devices. The Bluetooth BR/EDR (Basic Rate/Enhanced Data Rate, also known as "Bluetooth Classic") is a wireless technology standard that has typically been designed for relatively short-range, continuous wireless connection such as streaming audio to headsets
FBI using malware to turn your Android into surveillance device for Spying

FBI using malware to turn your Android into surveillance device for Spying

August 03, 2013Mohit Kumar
It's not the new facts that the FBI has used hacking methods in the past to spy on suspected criminals, including keyloggers and remotely turning on the microphones in mobile phones, in order to spy on suspected criminals. Computer viruses and spyware are an unavoidable part of life. You can protect against them, but they'll always be out there lurking. The Wall Street Journal posted the story that FBI agents hacking people's Android devices and personal computers (PCs) using malware , so that they can turn the MIC on and listen in on conversations. The FBI hires people who have been hacking skill, and they purchase tools that are capable of doing these things, and develop some hacking tools internally or purchases others from the private sector. It’s also important to note that the US government is now the world’s largest buyer of malware . The FBI has also developed custom " port reader " software to intercept Internet metadata in real
Digital privacy, Internet Surveillance and The PRISM - Enemies of the Internet

Digital privacy, Internet Surveillance and The PRISM - Enemies of the Internet

June 17, 2013Mohit Kumar
If you have followed the startling revelations about the scope of the US government's surveillance efforts, you may have thought you were reading about the end of privacy, and about the Enemies of the Internet. “ My computer was arrested before I was .” a perceptive comment by an internet activist who had been arrested by means of online surveillance.  Online surveillance is a growing danger for journalists, bloggers, citizen-journalists and human rights defenders. Over the last few years, law enforcement agencies have been pushing for unprecedented powers of surveillance and access to your private online communications. This week the PRISM surveillance scandal has consumed the Internet as the implications of massive scale U.S. Government spying begin to sink in. The US National Security Organization (NSA) is almost certainly one of (if not the) most technologically sophisticated, well-funded and secretive organizations in the world. The Prism initiative was launched by Na
Anonymous threatens to Hack Obama's State of the Union broadcast

Anonymous threatens to Hack Obama's State of the Union broadcast

February 13, 2013Mohit Kumar
The hacktivist group Anonymous says it’s planning to block all live streams of President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, in an operation entitled " Operation SOTU ". “ We reject the State of the Union. We reject the authority of the President to sign arbitrary orders and bring irresponsible and damaging controls to the Internet, ” the statement reads. " The President of the United States of America, and the Joint Session of Congress will face an Army tonight. " Anonymous group is upset with a pending Internet security bill. According to Anonymous and other Internet freedom activists, if the CISPA (Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Information Act) is passed it will infringe on online privacy and freedom. A Twitter account associated with Anonymous also hinted by tweeting ," ADVANCED WARNING: This year's State of the Union Address WILL be cancelled if internet regulation is passed by executive order #opLastResort " &qu
BASTARDS!!

BASTARDS!!

September 08, 2012Mohit Kumar
Last month, those assholes in the California State Assembly passed a resolution urging state educational institutions to more aggressively crack down on criticism of the State of Israel on campuses, which the resolution defines as “anti-Semitism.” The anti-democratic resolution is the latest step in the broader campaign to stifle and suppress dissent on California’s increasingly volatile campuses. Get this, it passed without public discussion. The vote on the resolution came when most students were between semesters and away from their campuses. The resolution uses the classic trick employed by defenders of Israel’s Zionist regime: lumping together any criticism of the Israeli state’s policies or of the US government’s support for them with racist attacks on Jews. The bulk of the resolution is dedicated to defining criticism of the state of Israel as “anti-Semitism.”  It lists the following as examples of “anti-Semitism”: • “language or behavior [that] demonizes and delegitimizes Is
Julian Assange and Bradley Manning are Vested in Vision !

Julian Assange and Bradley Manning are Vested in Vision !

April 17, 2012Mohit Kumar
Julian Assange and Bradley Manning are Vested in Vision ! Two significant events will take place this week and cyber activists need to take note and pay attention. This will be your training on how to unfold the growing revolution that is spinning our world on a new and courageous path. First, Julian Assange has completed filming twelve episodes of his forthcoming show, “ The World Tomorrow ”. The first episode will be aired on RT and released online on Tuesday 17 April 2012, with other networks to follow. “ The World Tomorrow ” is a collection of twelve interviews featuring an eclectic range of guests, who are stamping their mark on the future: politicians, revolutionaries, intellectuals, artists and visionaries. The second event, Nobel Peace Prize nominee, and political prisoner Bradley Manning’s next appearance in court will take place April 24-26 at Ft. Meade, MD. Bradley Manning was arrested in May 2010 in Iraq on suspicion of having passed classified material to the whis
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