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Mark Andersen and Richard Marshall at the Future in Review conference

Is protecting intellectual property from cyberthieves futile?

Experts gathering to discuss intellectual-property theft say that a fix will require the application of economic sanctions, not just more technology.

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Correction: Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., on CISPA

An earlier version of this story misidentified the state Sen. Jay Rockefeller represents. He represents West Virginia.

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CISPA suffers setback in Senate citing privacy concerns

A Senate committee chairman said the cybersecurity bill passed by the House is "important," but its privacy protections are "insufficient." A new report suggests separate bills will be drafted.

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NSA director Keith Alexander, shown here in a file photo, who's also the commander of the U.S. Cyber Command.

U.S. gives big, secret push to Internet surveillance

Justice Department agreed to issue "2511 letters" immunizing AT&T and other companies participating in a cybersecurity program from criminal prosecution under the Wiretap Act, according to new documents obtained by the Electronic Privacy Information Center.

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The film's producers say "War for the Web" features the last known extensive interview with activist Aaron Swartz, who committed suicide before his criminal trial was due to begin.

Film 'War for Web' warns of CISPA, SOPA, future threats

The late Aaron Swartz said in an interview for the documentary film, set to be completed late this year, that he was more worried about the U.S. government than about teenage hackers in basements.

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CISPA author Rep. Mike Rogers (left), who successfully navigated his legislation through the House of Representatives despite ongoing privacy concerns

CISPA plan to let feds receive confidential data wins big House vote

The odds of a Democrat-controlled Senate approving legislation opposed by President Obama are slim, but today's vote could increase pressure for some sort of legislation this year.

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Rep. Alan Grayson unsuccessfully tried require police to obtain a warrant before perusing CISPA-shared data.

CISPA permits police to do warrantless database searches

Amendment was shot down that would have required warrants before police could peruse shared information for any evidence of hundreds of different crimes.

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Rep. Pete Sessions, a Texas Republican shown in this photo from last year, told his colleagues the amendment wasn't in "the spirit" of protecting the country from cyberattacks.

CISPA vote means companies can't promise to protect privacy

Proposed amendment to CISPA says Internet companies' promises to protect customer privacy were legally enforceable. But then Republicans vote it down.

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President Obama has threatened to veto CISPA because it may not "safeguard personal information adequately."

Obama threatens veto of CISPA database-sharing bill

White House veto threat says CISPA does not protect Americans' privacy adequately, raising the chances that the bill is doomed this year.

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Google, Yahoo, Microsoft execs back CISPA through trade group

Tech trade group whose members include Eric Schmidt and Marissa Mayer sends letter to House Intelligence panel commending its work on the controversial bill and expressing interest in added privacy protections.

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House Intelligence chairman Mike Rodgers, CISPA's author (left), says allowing U.S. companies to share types of data with the National Security Agency will allow them to fend off "cyber looters."

Privacy protections booted from CISPA data-sharing bill

Committee overwhelmingly votes down privacy amendments that would have curbed National Security Agency's access to private sector data. Now the bill heads to the House floor for a vote.

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Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in a video urging tech companies to stand up against U.S. cybersecurity legislation CISPA.

Reddit co-founder sharpens knife for CISPA fight

Aiming to get the chiefs at Google, Facebook and Twitter on board against upcoming U.S. cybersecurity legislation, Alexis Ohanian calls them on the phone and gets some amusing results.

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