For as long as e-mail has been a regular form of communication, Congress has allowed the Fourth Amendment to protect some e-mail, but has also allowed any messages stored on a mail server for 180 days or longer to be seized without a warrant. Now, finally, there is a real chance that could change. And federal bureaucracy is doing all it can to keep that from happening.
Kaspersky Lab, the giant Russian-based cybersecurity firm run by KGB-trained oligarch Yevgeny Kaspersky, continues to make alarming global inroads with individual consumers, corporations, and governments.
As more and more people have become aware of the spyware nature of Windows 10, many have decided not to take Microsoft up on their "free upgrade." People all over the world decided to either switch to some other operating system (such as Linux) or just stay with Windows 7, 8, or 8.1. Now Microsoft admits that it is forcing the update to those who are using those previous versions of Windows, even if they have declined the "upgrade."
With a track record of failure where protecting its own computer networks or investigating major hacks is concerned, the federal government now wants to use that failure as an excuse to pass new "cyber-laws" that will bring the United States "out of the Dark Ages." One such new cyber-law is Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA).
Both Russian and Chinese government security agencies have compiled data obtained from hackers who breached security protecting U.S. computer databases containing security clearance applications, airline records, and medical insurance forms, and then used the data to identify U.S. intelligence officers and agents.