Only one newspaper — the conservative Washington Times — has picked up on the cryptic but crucial conversation yesterday between Rep. James Langevin and General Keith Alexander in a sparsely attended hearing of the House Armed Services Committee yesterday. Langevin (chair of a congressional subcommittee on cybersecurity) asked General Alexander (head of the military’s National [...]
The proposed system may, strictly speaking, be voluntary, but only in the sense that a driver’s license is voluntary. [...]
Look deep into this picture and glaze your eyes to find out how many “traditional media” newspapers have, in between pats on the back over their refusal to utter words like “poo,” bothered to provide any coverage of the agenda revealed in Senate hearings today to put the National Security Agency in charge of cybersecurity.
Although he is apparently not on the Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse has just dropped by its hearing on cybersecurity to ask witnesses representing the Department of Justice, FBI, National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security if they are satisfied with their current authority under law to engage in online [...]
This morning at 10 AM, click here to watch a webcast of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security as they hold a hearing on cybersecurity. 6 of the 7 witnesses are either government security officials or representatives from corporate security firms. Just 1 of the 7 witnesses is a civil liberties expert. [...]
Create a commission, and it’s going to conclude that it’s an important commission that should be listened to. Is that a surprise? [...]