ActivistPost – The Whitehouse’s New Executive Order On Cyber Crime Is (Unfortunately) No Joke – 8 April 2015

Logo_activistpost-comNadia Kayyali and Kurt Opsahl
Activist Post

On the morning of April 1st, the Whitehouse issued a new executive order (EO) that asserts that malicious “cyber-enabled activities” are a national threat, declares a national emergency, and establishes sanctions and other consequences for individuals and entities. While computer and information security is certainly very important, this EO could dangerously backfire, and chill the very security research that is necessary to protect people from malicious attacks.

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