US Will Pursue Foreign HackersAdded: Thursday, April 25th, 2013
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A few days ago, the US House Intelligence Committee has passed a document to remove legal barriers which have stopped the authorities and private companies from protecting their computer networks against foreign hackers.
According to the top Democrat on the committee, the modified law had a better chance of winning support in the Senate in 2013 after privacy concerns destroyed similar bill in 2012. He pointed out that only a year after the bill failed, politicians realized that cyber war was becoming more serious. He also told industry executives during a cyber conference hosted by the Space Foundation that according to the US authorities’ estimations, the local businesses had lost over $400 billion in intellectual property to cyber spies.
The co-founder of the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus said the new legislation included measures to ensure private data wasn’t unwittingly exposed during any data-sharing between industry and government. For example, the document encourages the private sector to “anonymize” or “minimize” the data it voluntarily shared with the authorities. In addition, the bill authorizes and encourages the government to create procedures to protect privacy, and puts in place restrictions on the use, retention, and searching of any information that the private sector has voluntarily shared with the authorities. The legislation will also permit people to sue the federal government for any disclosures of such kind.
At the moment, the bill has the backing of large tech firms, including Intel, Oracle and IBM. However, the US Civil Liberties Union, the Center for Democracy and Technology, and an association of smaller tech firms and grass-roots activists called “Fight for the Future” formed the opposition and have already launched a digital campaign against it. A few days ago, the Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian has published a video and Internet petition calling for the online giants, including Facebook, Google and Twitter, to oppose the legislation.
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Thursday, April 25th, 2013
|"US authorities’ estimations, the local businesses had lost over $400 billion in intellectual property to cyber spies." Has anyone estimated how many Billions has been lost due to moving manufacturing to China and other countries and out sourcing jobs to other countries. Taxes not being paid such as apple keeping $107 billion outside the USA to AVOID paying taxes which Joe Sixpack has to make up for, and that is just one company keeping their profits outside the country, how many more. Those are firm numbers, not like the guesstimates of a fictional $400 billion.|
|posted by (2013-04-26 00:41:52)|
|Good to hear|
|posted by (2013-04-26 13:29:29)|
|That is funny, they want more tools to prosecute Foreign hackers, but what about wend they hack in others countries computers.|
|90% of hacks come from China and there is NOTHING they can do about that country|
|PAyoff our debts to china and stop buying all the chinese made crap we dont need....oh wait im just dreaming that will never happen, THnx for the articles as always|
|posted by (2013-04-26 18:01:35)|
|posted by (2013-04-27 10:33:35)|
|"PAyoff our debts to china and stop buying all the chinese made crap we dont need....oh wait im just dreaming that will never happen, THnx for the articles as always"|
I'm willing to wager alot of your stuff is made in China.
|posted by (2013-04-27 19:48:16)|
|1 computer hacker by it self would never be a millionaire other of wait for jail...?|
|I feel safe in America today because I know that all the codes are safe in the event of a cyber-pearl harbour.|
|@9 the codes are only safe depending on who`s finger is on the button,Hacks from China are more a tactical response to the assault on their systems which has been going on for over 30 years by America and with Cyber and America looking to force the world into their own plans for Global control of cyberspace each country friend or foe will need to up it`s own countermeasures to stop the other from spying and infiltrating each other such was the case with nuclear arms build ups and such is now the case with cyber warfare,what America is and will continue doing is eroding the privacy of all of those across the world with their Cyber Terrorism.I personally voted against their latest bill.|
|Gee, ya think USA is paranoid or something. lmao I guess that's what happens when a funky government irritates the rest of the world.|
|It has long been the design of the NSA and CIA to Globally dominate Cyberspace ref CIA Global Cyber Strategy 2001-2011 and despite the creator of the WWW (TimBL) and others objections yet another 4.4billion is being pumped into Cyber to do just that with the New Cyber building @fort meade costing over 100 million some claim it can be done with a lot less than already spent. The latest bill has passed in the wake of recent bombs and bombing attempts (Canadian rail bombers)just how far they go in their long range plan and to what extent they will happily disregard the freedoms of their own citizens is one thing, but when the whole world is being spied on with threats of troops to back up said regime it goes to Orwellian extremes bordering on Fascism.|
|Like the good old boy police state they are,right up|
there with,what was that other good old boy state in the 30's? Oh! yeah, Nazi fu-king Germany.
|posted by (2013-05-02 09:53:10)|
|Prem Aggan (1998) plz have this any body upload||
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