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President Signs Secretive Cybersecurity Policy Directive

President Obama has long said cyber security is one of his priorities and it appears he is now acting on his words.

According to the Washington Post, he is said to have signed a secret policy directive last month that will give the military and other government authorities the ability to act quickly if the country comes under cyber attack.

Dubbed the "Presidential Policy Directive 20," this classified document allegedly outlines the rules of how federal agencies are allowed to react when it comes to online breaches of security, hacking, cyber threats, and attacks.

One of the major elements of the directive, according to the Washington Post, is that it deals with "offensive" versus "defensive" action and makes the distinction between network defense and cyber operations.


TED Talk – Defend our freedom to share

What does a bill like PIPA/SOPA mean to our shareable world? At the TED offices, Clay Shirky delivers a proper manifesto -- a call to defend our freedom to create, discuss, link and share, rather than passively consume.


SOPA web piracy battle gets louder

Following up on our earlier post Internet Anti-Piracy Law Sparks Protests - here is a video of New Yorker's rallying in front of New York law makers' office on Wednesday January 18, 2012 - provided by Reuters:


Internet Anti-Piracy Law Sparks Protests


US law makers has designed a bill that aims to block access to foreign Internet sites that server pirated material. Internet companies are urging the congress not to follow through with this bill as it would effect free speech. Today a number of commercial and