May 21, 2012: Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) spoke on the Senate floor about cyber-security and legislation being debated by Congress wherein he called for Congress to “write a cyber-security bill that protects American’s security and their fundamental right to privacy.”
Keith and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) review the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act, bills that claim to fight online piracy but are actually more likely to end up killing commerce and freedom of speech. Wyden, who is working on an alternative bill with a bipartisan coalition of senators and representatives, says that if these bills go much further, “they would do a lot of damage to what we believe makes the Internet so special.” via Countdown.
Did you know that there is a secret Patriot Act? Senator Ron Wyden says that the way you understand the way the Patriot Act is wrong. The Patriot Act is being abused in order for the government to gain more power over its citizens. Congress is set to reauthorize three controversial provisions of the surveillance law as early as Thursday. But Wyden says that what Congress will renew is a mere fig leaf for a far broader legal interpretation of the Patriot Act that the government keeps to itself — entirely in secret. Worse, there […]