With a track record of failure where protecting its own computer networks or investigating major hacks is concerned, the federal government now wants to use that failure as an excuse to pass new "cyber-laws" that will bring the United States "out of the Dark Ages." One such new cyber-law is Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA).
As if the embattled “most-transparent-in-history” White House needed more e-mail scandals, the Obama administration's “science czar,” John Holdren, an advocate of coercive population control and a one-time global-cooling alarmist, is facing a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit to access public information that he has been apparently seeking to hide by using a private e-mail account. In the case, the non-partisan Competitive Enterprise Institute filed a federal appeal aiming to pry loose Holdren's e-mails from his account after a federal judge sided with Holdren, protecting his e-mails from public scrutiny.
Both Russian and Chinese government security agencies have compiled data obtained from hackers who breached security protecting U.S. computer databases containing security clearance applications, airline records, and medical insurance forms, and then used the data to identify U.S. intelligence officers and agents.
Local police all over the country are using highly sophisticated, very expensive surveillance tools to capture information from cell tower traffic from the innocent and the guilty alike. The devices they use were originally touted as "tools for combating terrorism." Now they are being used as the shortest path in solving even the most petty crimes.
On August 27, Judge Ralph Erickson of the District Court for the District of North Dakota ruled in favor of the 13 states suing to block the Obama administration's new Clean Water Rule (also known as The Waters of the United States rule), stating that implementation of the rule would threaten the states’ sovereignty.