So, what is CISA? The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 was intended to balance security and privacy. “CISA is fundamentally flawed because of its broad immunity clauses for companies, vague definitions, and aggressive spying powers,” says the EFF Week of Action page
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…just how big of a breach actually occurred hasn’t been determined yet as the IRS’ Criminal Investigation Unit and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration are still conducting their investigation.
The group has launched a website called “Stand Against Spying” and has become a watchdog of Congress. Although the organizations are vastly different in terms of missions, goals, and communities they all agree that mass surveillance is a violation of the United States Constitution.
The burden of proof rests on the individual to prove that their identity was actually stolen and that they did not file a return in the first place.
The White House announced at “Datapalooza” that Americans will now be able to download their tax returns directly from the IRS’ new service Get Transcript. Tax information is not easily accessible and for good reason.
The National Security Agency isn’t going away any time soon and the White House isn’t planning on placing new restraints on the agency. According to the Washington Post, “the Obama administration has decided to preserve a controversial arrangement under which a single military official is permitted to direct both the National Security Agency and the …
The United States Senate wants to put a stop to them and wants to help victims of fraud, especially elderly victims. A new anti-fraud hotline has been unveiled to make it easier for senior citizens to report suspected fraud and to receive assistance.
Since most people carry their cell phones everywhere they go it is possible that the location data tracking could lead to the government knowing most intimate daily habits and movements of not only the person whose phone is being tracked but friends and family members whom the person had come into contact with throughout the day.
The government’s stance from the beginning has been that the broad collection of data is needed to find unknown terrorist operatives in the United States. It is still unclear how much scope the NSA program actually has over the data it has collected from billions of homes across the nation.