by Mike Masnick
Tue, May 14th 2013 12:53pm
We've often heard stories of politicians passing legislation soon before they left office, only to have that very same legislation help them in their next job (coincidentally, we're sure). So it does seem interesting that Rep. Mike Rogers, the main champion behind CISPA, the privacy-destroy cybersecurity bill, is apparently a top candidate to head the FBI -- so much so that the FBI Agents Association, representing 12,000 FBI agents, has officially stated that it would like him to take the job. I'm sure it would be much easier to run the FBI if it could have companies violate the privacy of their users without any possible liability (even if they promised to protect that privacy), which is exactly what CISPA would allow. For what it's worth, there are a number of other candidates for the job, though it's somewhat horrifying to see one other top candidate be Neil MacBride. He's the former "anti-piracy" VP for the Business Software Alliance, who is now the US Attorney who has been driving the case against Kim Dotcom. Just imagine what kind of FBI there would be under his watch...
If you liked this post, you may also be interested in...
- FBI Apparently Made Darkweb Child Porn Site Faster During Its Hosting Of Seized Server
- Democratic National Committee Creates A 'Cybersecurity Board' Without A Single Cybersecurity Expert
- Did The FBI Get Confused And Arrest One Of Its Own Informants For Helping Create One Of Its Own Plots?
- Botnet Bill Could Give FBI Permission To Take Warrantless Peeks At The Contents Of People's Computers
- Judge Says Stash House Sting Operations Allow Prosecutors To Be Judge, Jury, And Executioner