Thursday, October 29, 2015

Proposed cyberlaw gives feds too much access to our data | BetaBoston

Excerpt from a CISA reality check

"CISA will encourage companies hit by online criminals to share data with the US government, federal investigators, in order to devise better defenses. But it could also deliver sensitive data on millions of Americans to the same intelligence agencies that for years have secretly tracked our cellphone calls and monitored our Google searches.

In the aftermath of a hack attack, companies scour through their stored data looking for the criminals’ digital fingerprints. They search corrupted files, questionable e-mails, buggy software, suspicious Internet addresses — anything that might offer a clue. But since the bad guys often attack multiple targets, they might be easier to track if all the victims share their data with the Internet cops."
Proposed cyberlaw gives feds too much access to our data | BetaBoston
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