Tuesday, May 01, 2012
The NCFTA "functions as a conduit between private industry and law enforcement." (Art from the site)
The FBI Workaround For Private Companies To Share Information With Law Enforcement Without CISPA
By Kashmir Hill, Forbes Staff
4/26/2012 @ 1:33PM
Courtesy Of "Forbes Magazine"
A debate is currently raging in Washington, D.C. and various politically-engaged spots on the Internet over CISPA, a bill that promises to increase cybersecurity by giving private companies carte blanche to hand over information about cyberthreats they see on their networks. Lawmakers have seemingly decided the best way to fight cybercriminals is to deputize private industry and let companies with unfettered access to the evidence do the bulk of the detective work involved in outing hackers and breaking up botnet rings. That saves the government the trouble of getting pesky subpoenas and warrants as required by the Constitution and privacy laws.