Source code review is a hugely important part of information security. Source code review also protects the public by allowing researchers to discover deficiencies in code that may cause public harm (such as autonomous cars, power grids, or even emissions control systems). This is part of why I have been a proponent of open source for so long: when source code is locked down, it becomes less safe by default because no one is allowed to challenge it.
Multiple recent reports on serious security vulnerabilities in cable modems and routers paint a dire picture of the state of security of the devices that millions of users depend upon to connect to the Internet.
Source: TPP Threatens Security and Safety by Locking Down U.S. Policy on Source Code Audit | Electronic Frontier Foundation
Of The People, By The People, and For Sale to The Highest Bidder.
Former Citibank executive Michael Froman, the U.S. trade representative, negotiated a pact that will give Citi and other banks a shot to undermine future financial reforms.
Source: TPP Trade Pact Would Give Wall Street a Trump Card to Block Regulations
Did you know that it is illegal to disclose security vulnerabilities under the DMCA? Did you know that the only way we know about security vulnerabilities is by trying to break them? Did you know that the TPP would make this even more difficult, dangerous, and backwards to legitimately act in the best interests of the public?
Did you know that this is also one step away from becoming law?
It could leave the internet of things fundamentally insecure.
Source: White Hat Hackers Would Have Their Devices Destroyed Under the TPP | Motherboard
This is real. This is happening. Congress has even approved “Fast-Track” legislation for this “trade agreement”. This will destroy freedom and, with it, our already shell-shocked economy. Wake up.
Intellectual property rights chapter appears to give Trans-Pacific Partnership countries greater power to stop information from going public
Source: Wikileaks release of TPP deal text stokes ‘freedom of expression’ fears | Business | The Guardian
Shining a light on secrets that threaten the freedoms of the American people.
Source: Revealed Emails Show How Industry Lobbyists Basically Wrote The TPP | Techdirt
Special interest groups have been hijacking trade deals to enrich themselves. Killing the Trans-Pacific Partnership could force them to stop.
Source: Why killing Obama’s trade deal could be good for free trade