By Ari Melber – The short answer is no – unless evidence emerges that tangibly links the suspect to enemy forces, like al Qaeda, that are listed in the September 11, 2001 authorization of force. This is the main source of the administration’s war powers.
There are also many strong reasons why it would be bad policy – even if it were legal. Revoking the constitutional rights of American citizens, on American soil, based on a suspected crime, opens the door to a two-tiered justice system and executive abuse. more> http://tinyurl.com/bsh344c
- Boston Marathon Bombings, Brookings Institution
- For American-Muslims, dread, David Rohde, Reuters
- Caught on camera: Boston manhunt sparks privacy debate, Jordy Yager and Jeremy Herb, Hill
- Lawmakers question FBI handling of Boston terror attack suspect, Mike Lillis, Hill
- Report: Suspects not licensed to own guns, Mike Lillis, Hill
- Schumer, Graham: Boston brings urgency to immigration reform, Mike Lillis
- Lawmakers fear gun vote has poisoned the well on immigration reform, Russell Berman and Bernie Becker, Hill
By Chris Strohm – The U.S. House passed cybersecurity legislation backed by companies including Boeing Co. (BA) and AT&T Inc. (T), defying a veto threat by President Barack Obama’s administration over what it called inadequate privacy protections.
The bill doesn’t require companies “to take reasonable steps” to remove personal information when sharing cybersecurity data with the government or other companies, the White House said April 16 in a statement on the veto threat. more> http://tinyurl.com/bproon9
- Cybersecurity Standards for Electric Grid Seen Expanding, Brian Wingfield, Businessweek
- As CISPA cybersecurity bill passes House, privacy advocates mobilize, Chenda Ngak, CBS News
- CISPA Vote: House Passes Cybersecurity Bill To Let Companies Break Privacy Contracts, Zach Carter and Sabrina Siddiqui, huffingtonpost.com
- CISPA Passes In The House, (Again) But Faces Resistance In Senate And White House (Again), Andy Greenberg, Forbes
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Tagged Bill of Rights, Broadband, Congress Watch, Cybersecurity, Digital privacy, Government, Internet, United States
CONGRESS WATCH January 30 Town Hall on Second Amendment Rights, YouTube [VIDEO 2:52] Do you think enough is being done to create choice for parents whose children are trapped in underperforming schools? ConstantContact
By Joan Lowy – In the next few days, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is expected to propose long-delayed regulations requiring auto manufacturers to include event data recorders — better known as “black boxes” — in all new cars and light trucks. But the agency is behind the curve. Automakers have been quietly tucking the devices, which automatically record the actions of drivers and the responses of their vehicles in a continuous information loop, into most new cars for years.
The idea is to gather information that can help investigators determine the cause of accidents and lead to safer vehicles. But privacy advocates say government regulators and automakers are spreading an intrusive technology without first putting in place policies to prevent misuse of the information collected. more> http://tinyurl.com/bltqgj9
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Tagged Automotive industry, Bill of Rights, Black box, Business improvement, Event data recorder, Industrial economy, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Test & certification, United States