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Reddit review puts some teeth into “Aaron's Law”

Bill would change computer fraud law to prevent a Swartz-like prosecution.
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Shortly after the suicide of Internet entrepreneur and activist Aaron Swartz, Silicon Valley lawmaker Zoe Lofgren proposed "Aaron's Law." The bill aims to reform the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), the law under which Swartz was prosecuted for mass-downloading academic documents from MIT's network. Swartz's family has blamed the government prosecution for contributing to his death.

Lofgren submitted a draft of the bill to be reviewed on reddit. After its online critique, a revised version of the bill was published today, with more far-reaching reforms.

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Meet ‘Flame,’ The Massive Spy Malware Infiltrating Iranian Computers

Meet ‘Flame,’ The Massive Spy Malware Infiltrating Iranian Computers | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it
A massive, highly sophisticated piece of malware has been newly found infecting systems in Iran and elsewhere and is believed to be part of ...
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Militarisation of cyberspace: how the global power struggle moved online

Militarisation of cyberspace: how the global power struggle moved online | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it

Rise of cyber-attacks on critical infrastructure on both sides of Atlantic calls for creation of cyberweapons and new rules for use

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William Gibson: The Decline of "Cyberspace"

"It's hard to believe that "Cyberspace," a term coined by William Gibson, is almost 30 years old. Gibson, the writer responsible for naming our then nearly unimaginable digital networks, is the critically acclaimed author of Neuromancer, Pattern Recognition, and last year's Zero History. In a conversation with Northwestern University's Bill Savage, Gibson discusses his work, the future of science fiction, and the ever-blurring boundaries between technology and life."

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First Strike: US Cyber Warriors Seize the Offensive

First Strike: US Cyber Warriors Seize the Offensive | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it
The US has abandoned its previous dependence on defensive cyber strategies and has shifted into high gear with the aim of developing superior first-strike capacities.
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Nothing really new, but a good review of how the current status came to be under the more or less technologically realistic strategy experts in the Pentagon. What is at stake now? A new generation of cyberweapons and a new understanding of the potential of digital vulnerabilities.

"Achieving “cyber superiority” in a twenty-first-century battle space is analogous to the establishment of air superiority in a traditional bombing campaign. Before strike missions begin against a set of targets, air commanders want to be sure the enemy’s air defense system has been suppressed. Radar sites, antiaircraft missile batteries, enemy aircraft, and command-and-control facilities need to be destroyed before other targets are hit. Similarly, when an information-dependent combat operation is planned against an opposing military, the operational commanders may first want to attack the enemy’s computer systems to defeat his ability to penetrate and disrupt the US military’s information and communication networks."

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Massive cyber-attack discovered

Massive cyber-attack discovered | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it
Russian security firm Kaspersky Labs told the BBC they believed the malware, known as Flame, had been operating since August 2010.
The company said it believed the attack was state-sponsored, but could not be sure of its exact origins.
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The NSA Is Building the Country’s Biggest Spy Center (Watch What You Say)

The NSA Is Building the Country’s Biggest Spy Center (Watch What You Say) | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it

"Under construction by contractors with top-secret clearances, the blandly named Utah Data Center is being built for the National Security Agency. A project of immense secrecy, it is the final piece in a complex puzzle assembled over the past decade. Its purpose: to intercept, decipher, analyze, and store vast swaths of the world’s communications as they zap down from satellites and zip through the underground and undersea cables of international, foreign, and domestic networks."

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