With its updated cybersecurity strategy, the Department of Defense redoubles a campaign against Web anonymity. But without anonymity, the expression and political activity that it protects may vanish, too.
The draft law gives Egyptian authorities more power to control the Internet under the pretext of national security, leading the way to censorship of online news, cultural and political sites, and controversial views on the Web.
Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill says that obscurity means that personal information isn’t readily available to just anyone. In our age of aggressive data collection, she says safeguarding obscurity should be a key component of consumer protections.
Law professor Orin Kerr argues that social norms are the best ways of determining what's 'authorized' and 'unauthorized' computer access, a critical component of the federal anti-hacking law that critics complain is too ambiguous.
While the Pentagon's new cybersecurity strategy puts more weight on striking back against criminal or nation-state hackers, a more effective way to deter attacks may be through diplomacy, law enforcement, and sanctions.
DB Networks is the fifth graduate of Cync, a partnership between Northrop Grumman and the bwtech@UMBC Cyber Incubator created to support global cyber startups with an eye toward commercializing innovations for the federal marketplace.
The tech community has long called for reforming the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act for its overly broad language. But now many worry a White House plan to toughen the law will have a chilling effect on work to expose software weaknesses.