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CISA Passes Senate: What Is It and Should the Internet Be Worried Yet Again?

On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) with an overwhelming 74 to 21 vote. So what is CISA, and should the Internet's denizens be worried about the new legislation? Here's a primer.
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Unbelievably Sophisticated Spyware Infected Computers Worldwide for a Decade -- Report

If you didn't know just how advanced the National Security Agency's digital spying programs were, you will (probably) after reading this.
Obama Signs Executive Order for Silicon Valley Cyberthreat sharing initiative

Obama Announces, Signs, Executive Order for Cyberthreat Cooperation with Silicon Valley

President Obama addressed major Silicon Valley players at Stanford University on Friday afternoon, as part of an official White House summit on cybersecurity and cooperation between the technology industry and the government.
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Marco Rubio Wants Expanded, Permanent US Surveillance; Rep. Jared Polis Calls For 24-Hour Surveillance on Rubio

A House of Representatives Democrat wants Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., under 24-hour surveillance after the Florida Senator called for a permanent extension of the U.S. surveillance program.

The Top Tech Stories of 2014 Shaping the Future of the Internet in the U.S.

This year, more than any in recent memory, we awoke to the realities of the problems and promise inherent in what has become our hyper-connected, 21st century lives.
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Snowden: NSA [Accidentally] Took Down Syria's Internet, Is Working on an Autonomous Cyberwar Program

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden discussed more details about the National Security Agency's past and plans with Wired, revealing that the U.S. was (inadvertently) behind a famous take-down of Syria's Internet and is planning on creating a fully-autonomous program for cyberdefense. Snowden promised that more revelations are still yet to be unearthed from his document trove, which could include a "smoking gun."
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This One Snowden Leak Shows Why You Should Care About Every NSA Revelation

Over the weekend, a new detail about the NSA was published, and it shows why every previous NSA revelation leaked by Edward Snowden is relevant and important to everyone.
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A Year Since Edward Snowden — Part 2

A year ago, Glenn Greenwald at The Guardian published the first of what would become an avalanche of leaks from ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden about the U.S. National Security Agency and the modern world of digital surveillance and spying. Here are the five most important takeaways from a year that changed our perspective on our privacy in the digital age — part 2.

A Year Since Edward Snowden: The Five Most Important Things to Know — Part 1

A year ago, Glenn Greenwald at The Guardian published the first of what would become an avalanche of leaks from ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden about the U.S. National Security Agency and the modern world of digital surveillance and spying. Here are the five most important takeaways from a year that changed our perspective on our privacy in the digital age.

Patriot or Traitor? NSA Contests Snowden's Attempts at Reform From Inside [Poll]

Edward Snowden sat down for a long-form interview with "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams, who traveled out to Moscow to film the hour-long interview that premiered Wednesday. The conversation was wide-ranging, but one aspect of the interview is getting a lot of attention.

Threat Level Thursday: What the Chinese Hacked From the U.S., Change Your eBay Password, and Congress Trying to Curb NSA

This week was particularly revelatory in the world of cyber security: the U.S. formally charged five Chinese military officials with cybertheft, eBay announced it was hacked, and it turns out the National Security Agency has been listening to some countries in Central America while the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to try to curb the NSA's practices.
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Defiant Transparency: New Policies Tell Users When Gov. Wants Their Data at Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Google and Yahoo

After a year of learning about the U.S. National Security Agency's internet spying programs, at home and abroad, frustration has led major U.S. technology companies to defiantly change their transparency policies. Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook have all announced they're updating their policies to inform users when the government requests a seizure of their data.
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Brazilian Internet Governance Conference Ends With A Little Agreement, Optimism

Net Mundial, a global internet governance conference being held this week in Brazil ended on Thursday with little concrete progress to show. Nevertheless optimistic participants representing a wide range of interests celebrated the constructive conversations that took place during the two-day event, which coincided with Brazil signing its groundbreaking "Internet Bill of Rights" into law.
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Reporters Publishing NSA Revelations Win Highest U.S. Journalism Prize

The two foremost news organizations behind reports about the National Security Agency's cybersurveillance programs have won the top award for journalism. On Monday, The Washington Post and the U.S. branch of The Guardian were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for public service journalism, for their reports based on ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden's leaked documents.
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NSA Denies Prior Knowledge of Heart Bleed Bug

The National Security Agency has denied that it knew about, and exploited, the much-feared Heartbleed bug for two years without informing anyone. The unequivocal denial comes after a Bloomberg News report alleged that the spy agency used the security vulnerability to collect data.

Obama To Unveil NSA Reform Legislation, But Will Congress Act Anytime Soon?

President Obama is preparing to offer legislation to make good on his promise to reform the National Security Agency's bulk collection of U.S. phone records, also known as metadata. Whether or not that legislation passes through Congress is yet to be seen.
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