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US President Joe Biden has signed into law a bill that aims to improve how the federal government tracks and prosecutes cybercrime. The Better Cybercrime Metrics Act, which Biden signed late last week, requires the Department of Justice to work with the National Academy of Sciences to develop a taxonomy that law enforcement …

  1. M.V. Lipvig Silver badge

    Why'd they spell cider with a Y and a B?

    This new bill will show I'm tough on moonshiners!

    - Joe Biden

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Why'd they spell cider with a Y and a B?


      That was my favourite Bond movie.

      C'mon man.

  2. Version 1.0 Silver badge

    Step 1 of 500

    So now "...a bill that aims to improve how the federal government tracks and prosecutes cybercrime..." but spam, QAnon, phishing, et al, are still seen as just naughty free speech. I support free speech but not free lies or what is effectively just cyberprofiteering attempts.

    Yes, an attempt to stop cybercrime is a good start, but it's like putting just one shoe on each of your kids when the family goes for a run up a mountain.

    1. Cederic Silver badge

      Re: Step 1 of 500

      What you call lies others call truth. And vice versa.

      There are many examples from the past six years of the mass media proclaiming a certain truth only to admit later on that they'd intentionally lied. For that reason alone I can't support trying to suppress voices that dissent from the accepted "truth".

    2. veti Silver badge

      Re: Step 1 of 500

      "Spam, QAnon, phishing..." one of these things is not like the others.

      Spam may be illegal in some cases in some jurisdictions, but there's not nearly enough clarity or consistency about these laws to regulate it meaningfully. QAnon is just free speech, it's fine unless it crosses the line into incitement or some other related offence.

      Phishing, on the other hand, is flat out criminal. No ifs, ans or buts.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    What's in a name

    It just seams like a long way to name things, but it is JB.

    Department of bla to work with the bla Academy of bla to develop a list of bla that bla enforcement can use to categorize different types of bla .

  4. ITS Retired

    Will this also apply to the cyber crimes of certain of government agencies?

    One can still fantasize of a better world.

  5. Tilda Rice

    Doddery man scrawls moniker on piece of paper handed to him.

  6. FlamingDeath Silver badge

    I’m surprised Biden managed to handle a pen without losing it and his marbles

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