Liberty NewsWire: Thursday, April 26th, 2012
So let me just say what should be obvious to everyone by now. CISPA is a bad idea. The bill can’t be fixed. And in the event of passage, the law will cause unintended harm to the Internet ecosystem.
That last part is especially ironic given the bill’s intention, which is to increase security for the Internet and the physical infrastructure that supports and relies on it. Sponsors of the legislation have grown increasingly concerned about the cost to both the public and private sectors of software attacks, viruses, and other forms of malware that bring down websites, intentionally overload networks, infect computers, and potentially interfere with critical systems that keep basic infrastructure—electricity, communications, water—functioning smoothly." – Larry Downes for Forbes. See full article immediately below.
Forbes – Why CISPA Can't be Fixed
The Daily Caller – Internet Bill Could Allow DHS to Spy on Congress, Supreme Court
Bloomberg – When We Wage Cyberwar, the Whole Web Suffers
International Business Times – CISPA's House Sponsors Realizing Bill Threatens Internet Privacy As SOPA Once Did
Huffington Post – Where Did All the Liberal Civil Liberties Advocates Go?
TSA & Travel Freedom:
Los Angeles Times – TSA Screeners Allegedly Let Drug-Filled Luggage Through LAX for Cash
Yahoo! News – TSA Defends Pat-Down of 4-Year-Old at Kan. Airport
Richmond Times-Dispatch – Richmond Police Told to 'Avoid Intrusions'
War on Drugs:
The Miami Herald – Drug War Will Change Course in 2013
Los Angeles Times – Americans Increasingly in Favor of Gay Marriage, Gun Rights
IRS and Taxes:
Huffington Post – We Should Be Wary of the IRS Preparing Our Taxes
Reason – State Budget Woes? Blame Medicaid
Washington Examiner – First Algae, Now Spinach to Be Green Energy Source
The Daily Caller – Jack Hunter: Marco Rubio’s Liberal Foreign Policy
New York Times – Israeli Army Chief Says He Believes Iran Won't Build Bomb
Washington Post – White House Approves Broader Yemen Drone Campaign
Yahoo! News – Does Asteroid Mining Violate Space Law?