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The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act would allow private-sector firms to search personal and sensitive user data of ordinary U.S. residents to identify "threat information", which can then be shared with other opt-in firms and the U.S. government — without the need for a court-ordered warrant.
Described as "misguided" and "fatally flawed" by the two largest US privacy groups, CISPA is considered a threat to the online privacy of ordinary US residents.
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The US Department of Homeland Security was the latest body to warn users to disable Java software amid escalating concerns over a serious, exploitable vulnerability.
Anonymous appears to have published login and private information from over 4,000 American bank executive credentials its Operation Last Resort, demanding US computer crime law reform.