English | Italian

"House Votes To Cut Key..." (Theme) The lastest total: 100+. you can read with page flip.

show list
related videos
Richard J Bryan - Leadership lessons from a 100 year old family business
Interpol’s First Digital Crime Centre To Start Operations In Singapore Next Year
Seventh Woods Is The BEST 14 Year Old In The Country! CRAZY Athlete
75 year old Rhonda Davis and swimming champion Sharron Davies do a sponsored skydive
2015 50th Year Limited Edition Mustang Raises $170k for Charity 2014 Barrett Jackson Las Vegas ! B
Nursery Rhyme Stumps A 4 Year Old
Continue »
Pop theme

Hong Kong protesters,Conservative Party Conference,Tamil Nadu,PIMCO,Ahmadzai,Mount Ontake,Alan Pardew,GOP Senator,Derek Jeter,Taliban

Related theme

“ year,amendment ”,says

House Votes To Cut Key Pursestrings For NSA Surveillance

” year “

2014-06-20 06:12:07

The House of Representatives may have only passed a puny attempt to reform the NSA’s surveillance activities last month. But on Thursday evening it swung back with a surprising attack on a key element of the agency’s spying programs: their funding.

In a late night session, the House of Representatives voted 293 to 123 to pass an amendment to a Department of Defense appropriations bill that would cut off all funds for two of the agency’s most embattled activities: First, using the 702 provision of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to perform searches of collected surveillance data that target Americans, and second, asking hardware markers and software developers to build backdoors into their tools designed to give the agency access to users’ communications. On that second count, the amendment specifically forbids funding for any agency attempt “to

    No results related

    Add now

mandate or request that a person redesign its product or service to facilitate…electronic surveillance.”

Both of those funding bans represent a clear reaction against behavior revealed from the leaks of Edward Snowden, which have shown over the past year that the NSA subverted cryptography standards, diverted hardware shipments to plant bugs in products, and found other ways to gather raw communication data from Silicon Valley firms like Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, and others.

Though the amendment’s bans still haven’t been mirrored in the Senate, the House vote nonetheless sends “an unambiguous statement that there’s political will to do something about the issue of unchecked NSA spying,” says Parker Higgins, an activist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which supported a campaign to persuade citizens to call their congressman in support of the amendment. “This is not a trivial thing. These surveillance programs need money to survive. Without it there are hard questions ahead for the NSA.”

The bill also represents a striking shift from the USA Freedom bill, intended to reform NSA mass surveillance, that passed the house last month in a watered-down form that disappointed privacy advocates. In part, the contrast is a result of political procedure: Much of the Freedom bill’s weakening  took place in the Judiciary and Intelligence committees, says Julian Sanchez, a fellow at the Cato Institute who follows surveillance policy. As an amendment to an appropriations bill, he says, the defunding legislation instead escaped that ”double gauntlet” of lobbying. “In particular, it didn’t have to go through the Intelligence Committee, which is basically a proxy for the intelligence community,” says Sanchez.

In fact, the toothless surveillance reform bill may have directly inspired Thursday night’s landslide vote by not going far enough to satisfy legislators seeking to curtail the NSA’s most controversial activities. Due to the weakening of that bill’s anti-spying provisions in committee, many House members never had a chance to show their intention to more drastically limit the NSA’s spying.

Even if the amendment becomes law, it still wouldn’t necessarily end all federally-mandated backdoors in hardware and software, cautions Matt Blaze, a computer science professor and cryptographer at the University of Pennsylvania. According to his reading of the amendment, it wouldn’t cover the FBI, for instance. “The goal is clearly important. I worry that the scope…is limited,” he says. “Even when the NSA and CIA don’t request or put pressure on vendors to incorporate backdoors, other agencies, like FBI, may be in the same business.”

Still, the passage of the amendment marks a serious shift in the political landscape following a year of Snowden’s spying disclosures. A similar amendment put to a vote last year came up seven votes short of passing. The lopsided tally this year shows that reining in the NSA has become a popular political cause that crosses party lines, says the EFF’s Higgins. “Last year, legislators who voted in favor of this amendment were sticking their necks out,” he says. “Now the status quo has changed. There’s a sense that if you’re not doing something about this problem, it’s going to be a black mark on your record.”

View Original Article: wired.com
Disclaimer statement: The point of this article or rights belongs to the authors and publishers. We take no responsibility for the content of this article and legitimacy.
Do you have any questions about this article, please contact the news source wired.com.
Or contact us


Write an article relevant this topic share on facebook share on twitter share on google plus share on oknews share on linkedin share on digg share on reddit share on newsvine share on pinterest share on netlog share on tumblr share on delicious send email print add to favorite

"House Votes To Cut Key..." IN THE COMMUNITY!



      Share one Sentence

      Manage my submission

      [{"b":"b","i":"1208861","t":"WE RECOMMEND","a":1},{"b":"b","i":"1208848","t":"Astrological Forecasts for 09\/30\/2014","a":2},{"b":"b","i":"1208854","t":"Ivanhoe Mines issues metallurgical flotation testwork results of Kamoa copper project","a":3},{"b":"d","i":"893177","t":"Euro-Region Inflation Slows as ECB Prepares for Policy Meeting","a":4},{"b":"d","i":"893178","t":"After 10 Years, a Prime Minister Who Speaks: Amit Shah, BJP Chief","a":5},{"b":"d","i":"893189","t":"Situs Hires Tim Keast as Executive Managing Director of Lending Risk and Advisory Services","a":6},{"b":"b","i":"1208836","t":"Women in Manufacturing forms first community chapter in Milwaukee","a":7},{"b":"b","i":"1208837","t":"Web tool helps college students navigate through stress of apartment hunting\r\nInnovations","a":8},{"b":"b","i":"1208838","t":"EU report rules Apple's tax breaks in Ireland are illegal","a":9},{"b":"b","i":"1208840","t":"The Amazon Effect\r\nDistribution center will give Kenosha a national brand","a":10},{"b":"c","i":"1837965","t":"SEE IT: Louisiana restaurant targets gun-toting customers with discount","a":11},{"b":"b","i":"1208826","t":"Should You Buy NEXT plc After Today\u2019s Profit Warning? - Yahoo Finance UK","a":12},{"b":"b","i":"1208827","t":"Then-dean looks back on 1964: policy \u2018was wrong\u2019","a":13},{"b":"b","i":"1208817","t":"Jinggoy twits TG's dismal survey ranking","a":14},{"b":"d","i":"893130","t":"Goodbye, Orkut! Google's first social network shutting down today","a":15},{"b":"c","i":"1837940","t":"New U.S. Weather Tool Promises More Warning of Disasters","a":16},{"b":"d","i":"893103","t":"US judge holds Argentina in contempt over bond plan","a":17},{"b":"b","i":"1208773","t":"Embassy refuses to deny claims Chinese government issued 'veiled threats' to the ABC over Foreign Correspondent episode","a":18},{"b":"d","i":"893074","t":"Mercedes-Benz eyes SUV segment; launches GLA Class in India","a":19},{"b":"d","i":"893076","t":"Maharashtra polls: Congress to kick start campaign from Tuljapur","a":20},{"b":"d","i":"893094","t":"How PM Modi Will be Greeted at West Wing: 10 Developments","a":21},{"b":"a","i":"1268640","t":"Elementary school staff member saves students from child lurer","a":22},{"b":"a","i":"1268652","t":"Mumia Abu-Jamal to Give Commencement Speech at Goddard College","a":23},{"b":"b","i":"1208754","t":"Toshiba Launches Bipolar Stepping Motor Driver with Maximum Rating of 50V and 2A - Yahoo Finance Canada","a":24},{"b":"b","i":"1208756","t":"Employers respond to proposed midwifery strike action","a":25},{"b":"f","i":"1099610","t":"Your Top Plays for Today","a":26},{"b":"a","i":"1268635","t":"Lufthansa's long-haul pilots start 15-hour strike","a":27},{"b":"d","i":"893036","t":"46 per cent users in India spend 6 hours or more on Internet daily: Study","a":28},{"b":"d","i":"893040","t":"Signavio announces partnership with IT full-service provider itelligence","a":29},{"b":"f","i":"1099605","t":"10 Things In Advertising You Need To Know Today","a":30},{"b":"a","i":"1268591","t":"Chrysmela High Tech Earring Back Launches on Joyus.com","a":31},{"b":"a","i":"1268594","t":"Gourmet Italian Carries Handmade, Colorful Donne Del Grano Pasta of Italy","a":32},{"b":"a","i":"1268595","t":"The Benefits Of Investing In Diageo plc - Yahoo Finance UK","a":33},{"b":"c","i":"1837889","t":"Dallas hospital patient tested for Ebola; results expected today","a":34},{"b":"b","i":"1208701","t":"Day 2 of Magnotta’s trial to include more crime-scene exhibits","a":35},{"b":"b","i":"1208713","t":"TSMC and ARM set new Benchmarks for Performance and Power Efficiency with First Announced FinFET Silicon with 64-bit ARM big.LITTLE Technology\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\tCompanies detail results Sept. 30 at TSMC OIP Ecosystem Forum, San Jose, Calif.","a":36},{"b":"d","i":"893028","t":"The Marie Claire Group Selects PopMarker for Interactive \"In-Image\" Advertising on Their Entire Group of Websites","a":37},{"b":"d","i":"893031","t":"Campaign for 2019 starts in Maharashtra","a":38},{"b":"c","i":"1837884","t":"Norway Buys Kroner for First Time From Oil Revenue Account","a":39},{"b":"c","i":"1837886","t":"Into the compute era ...Your data centre for the next 25 years","a":40},{"b":"a","i":"1268566","t":"DreamsCloud Raises $2 Million Series A to Expand Dream Resource Platform","a":41},{"b":"b","i":"1208684","t":"Dyball motors to Mt Wellington victory","a":42},{"b":"b","i":"1208691","t":"Gold pass scheme: Long-serving Coalition MPs question axing of taxpayer-funded travel for retired politicians - Yahoo!7","a":43},{"b":"d","i":"892981","t":"Recycling Technologies \u2013 recycling Mixed Plastic Waste into PlaxOil\u2122 teams up with EcoMachines","a":44},{"b":"d","i":"892986","t":"ACE Expands European Surety Business to Germany; Appoints Charles Villette as Surety Underwriting Manager","a":45},{"b":"d","i":"892992","t":"Media Alert: ARM Announces Debug Probe for High-Speed Serial Trace","a":46},{"b":"a","i":"1268551","t":"RBI projects GDP growth to accelerate to 6.3% next fiscal","a":47},{"b":"e","i":"511457","t":"Celebrity birthdays: Marion Cotillard turns 39","a":48},{"b":"d","i":"892963","t":"Vimicro Announces $12.4 Million Contract Win in Taiyuan City of Shanxi Province","a":49},{"b":"c","i":"1837860","t":"Japan Eyes Rules on Shareholdings in Code for Companies","a":50},{"b":"c","i":"1837867","t":"David Cunliffe resigns as New Zealand's Labour leader as party deals with election landslide defeat","a":51},{"b":"a","i":"1268530","t":"Predictive Analytics: the New Force Multiplier for Reducing Street and Vehicle-Related Crimes","a":52},{"b":"a","i":"1268531","t":"Waypoint 2 Space Partners with Final Frontier Design for Commercial Astronaut Training Space Suits","a":53},{"b":"a","i":"1268533","t":"Air France strike reflects a nation\u2019s reluctance to change","a":54},{"b":"a","i":"1268544","t":"AirWatch Debuts AirWatch Video to Secure and Scale Enterprise Video Initiatives\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\tSecure application tailors video content available to view based on a user's role in an organizationRich analytics capabilities provide insight into usage and","a":55},{"b":"a","i":"1268547","t":"Omidyar Network Supports Fiscal Transparency in Nigeria with Grant to BudgIT","a":56},{"b":"b","i":"1208664","t":"The Social Leader: new Bibliomotion book redefines leadership for the Social Age","a":57},{"b":"d","i":"892933","t":"Recycling Technologies \u2013 recycling Mixed Plastic Waste into PlaxOil\u2122 teams up with EcoMachines","a":58},{"b":"d","i":"892944","t":"U.S. Security Associates Officers Prevent Devastating Damages","a":59},{"b":"d","i":"892945","t":"Innovapptive Announces Availability of it SAP\u00ae Mobile Inventory Management Solution on Motorola MC3200 Handheld Devices","a":60},{"b":"d","i":"892951","t":"Atlas Business Solutions Named to Software Magazine's 32nd Annual Software 500","a":61},{"b":"a","i":"1268514","t":"New Jewelry for Dog Lovers by Pennyroyal Studio & Cesar Millan","a":62},{"b":"a","i":"1268517","t":"Prove policy is biased, DAP tells Rahman","a":63},{"b":"a","i":"1268524","t":"Coal competing with oil and gas for space on rail","a":64},{"b":"d","i":"892930","t":"BP3 Global Announces Acquisition of Modexe Ltd","a":65},{"b":"a","i":"1268487","t":"AirWatch Debuts AirWatch Video to Secure and Scale Enterprise Video Initiatives - Yahoo Finance Canada","a":66},{"b":"a","i":"1268498","t":"Begbies Traynor braced for potentially difficult year","a":67},{"b":"f","i":"1099286","t":"CelebExperts Reveals Its Top 5 Celebrity Ad Campaigns of the Month of September","a":68},{"b":"d","i":"892903","t":"Socrates Health Solutions, Inc. Announces Patent for New Technique for Their Noninvasive Blood Glucose Monitor","a":69},{"b":"d","i":"892910","t":"Tetra Financial Group Funds Aircraft Lease for Minnesota-Based Air Charter Firm","a":70},{"b":"c","i":"1837837","t":"Your Top Plays for Today","a":71},{"b":"a","i":"1268483","t":"Steady roll out of Universal Credit needed","a":72},{"b":"a","i":"1268465","t":"XE Currency Blog","a":73},{"b":"b","i":"1208603","t":"Egnyte Appoints Ian McEwan as Vice President and General Manager, EMEA","a":74},{"b":"a","i":"1268421","t":"Support for university's porn ban","a":75},{"b":"a","i":"1268402","t":"Brandon Hall Group Provides Direct Access to Primary Research Data","a":76},{"b":"a","i":"1268456","t":"MLAs take oath in Uttar Pradesh assembly","a":77},{"b":"a","i":"1268457","t":"The Amazon Effect\r\nDistribution center will give Kenosha a national brand","a":78},{"b":"d","i":"892885","t":"Five killed in Santa Fe as coach, lorry collide","a":79},{"b":"d","i":"892886","t":"Supermarket, mall sales jump in August, INDEC reports","a":80},{"b":"a","i":"1268406","t":"Ah nostalgia! Log in to Orkut one last time today. These 15 screenshots show how Orkut changed (not) in the last 10 years","a":81},{"b":"c","i":"1837811","t":"UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014","a":82},{"b":"b","i":"1208563","t":"Digital Forensics Agencies Are at the Forefront of Data Breach Investigations","a":83},{"b":"b","i":"1208570","t":"5 reasons you should use online banking services - Yahoo India Finance","a":84},{"b":"c","i":"1837791","t":"U.K. Home Prices Post First Drop in 17 Months as Outlook Clouds","a":85},{"b":"c","i":"1837794","t":"Tele Columbus Plans to Raise at Least $381 Million in Cable IPO","a":86},{"b":"b","i":"1208546","t":"Featured Brokers","a":87},{"b":"b","i":"1208540","t":"Death sentence for rail worker who raped and killed girl on train","a":88},{"b":"a","i":"1268344","t":"TSMC and ARM set new Benchmarks for Performance and Power Efficiency with First Announced FinFET Silicon with 64-bit ARM big.LITTLE Technology - Yahoo Finance Canada","a":89},{"b":"c","i":"1837765","t":"Scientist Reveals Secrets Behind 500-Year-Old Leonardo Da Vinci Masterpiece","a":90},{"b":"c","i":"1837769","t":"RBS Expects to \u2018Significantly\u2019 Outperform Provisions Goal","a":91},{"b":"c","i":"1837762","t":"Hong Kong share market falls again as protests continue","a":92},{"b":"b","i":"1208516","t":"U.S. Government Agency Invests an Additional $300,000 with Kofax to Automate Mortgage Loan Processing - Yahoo Finance UK","a":93},{"b":"a","i":"1268331","t":"Acrobatiq Awarded Finalist Position in $20 Million Digital Courseware Challenge","a":94},{"b":"a","i":"1268332","t":"Baxter to establish new innovation and R&D center in Cambridge, MA","a":95},{"b":"b","i":"1208509","t":"Hong Kong share market falls again as protests continue - Yahoo!7","a":96},{"b":"c","i":"1837749","t":"Once Considered Won, Battle Against Invasive Beetles Is Renewed ","a":97},{"b":"e","i":"511442","t":"Oops Japan Did It Again? Sales-Tax Spurs Recession Debate","a":98},{"b":"b","i":"1208485","t":"No jihadists going to Iraq via Malaysia","a":99},{"b":"c","i":"1837733","t":"Group works to digitize thousands of photos, military records of famed WWII's 'Long Rangers'","a":100}]