US lawmakers are backing a bill that will let spy agencies share top-secret information on cyber threats with certain pre-approved companies, and allow firms to give out data on their customers to the spies. The Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence voted to put forward the legislation (PDF), which would build on a pilot …
Cyberterrormongering "for the cyberchildren".
Well, we now know what the next moral panic is. Of course, it's your private data that's being sold around to companies to... help protect those same companies. Can you see anything wrong with that picture? At least these Representatives Of The American People[tm] don't seem to, no. Curious.
Takes one to know one
"Economic predators, including nation-states, are blatantly stealing business secrets and innovation from private companies. This cybersecurity bill goes a long way in helping American businesses better protect their networks and their intellectual property,"
This would be from the country which has for decades had listening posts in the UK to eavesdrop on any and all communications? Which copies the hard drives from the computers of anyone foolish enough to visit it? Which demands the details of all bank transfers made by European firms?
Can we add the word "cyber" to El Reg's list of taboo words?
Unless the article is actually about, you know, http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=cyber
Why can't we have these people tried as traitors or crimes against humanity ? Why didn't Europe deny the use of swift ? Why is there a race between Europe and the US to see who can become a police state first Oops the US won that one.
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