SOPA

The 5 Most Embarrassing Revelations From Sony’s Sprawling Hack

The true scope of a massive hacking attack against Sony Pictures remains unknown, but one thing is clear: Each new revelation seems to dig the studio only deeper into a public relations sinkhole.

Internet Activist Campaign Over Net Neutrality Escalates

Internet activists and consumer groups are hoping to mount another Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)-like campaign to convince the Federal Communications Commission to adopt ironclad net neutrality rules and abandon its current proposal.

This Man Protects Marketers From Bogus Websites

Dan Peak’s company may well be the Seal Team Six in the war against rogue websites. His company, Veri-Site, boasts 10 years of experience hunting down Internet money launderers and other financial criminals.

House Passes Controversial Cyber Security Bill for Second Time

Despite a veto threat by President Obama and a vigorous campaign by privacy hawks, the House of Representatives easily passed a controversial cyber security bill that would make it easier for companies and the government to share threat information.

Controversial Cybersecurity Bill Headed for House Floor

A cybersecurity bill written to defend the nation's businesses against cyberattacks is headed for a House vote this week over the protests of Internet privacy advocates and some Democrats. 

Is Cispa the New SOPA?

The same groups that fought off the anti-piracy bill SOPA are now rallying the Internet community against Cispa, a cyber security bill introduced Thursday during a hearing of the House Intelligence Committee.

Tweet! It’s Internet Freedom Day

One year ago today websites like Wikipedia and Reddit went dark to protest two anti-piracy bills that no one outside the Beltway had ever heard of before. Today, because of that blackout, the acronyms SOPA and PIPA are practically household names.

Lawmaker to Introduce ‘Aaron’s Law’

California Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) plans to introduce a bill that would amend the penalties in a computer-hacking law that was cited as the reason Internet activist and Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz took his own life last Friday. She's calling it "Aaron's Law."Lofgren posted a draft of her simple, two-page bill Tuesday night on Reddit.

Internet Policy’s Rock Star Addresses CES

Sen. Ron Wyden is practically a rock star among the Internet community. Hailed as the “Senator from the Internet,” the Democratic member from Oregon seemed to relish the accolades during his morning address kicking off the second day of the innovation policy summit at the International CES.

Lawmaker Uses Reddit to Craft New Law on Domain Name Seizures

A number of lawmakers have taken to the Internet to crowdsource ideas for laws and policy. The latest is Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), who is using the Reddit community to help her craft a proposal to protect websites accused of copyright infringement.