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CISPA Re-Proposed

The Electronic Frontier Foundation announces the return of CISPA, as the U.S. is once again looking to enact the "Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act" (thanks Ant via Boing Boing). Here's a bit on this and what we can do about it:

Last year, Representatives Rogers and Ruppersberger introduced CISPA, which would create a gaping new exemption to existing privacy law. CISPA would grant companies more power to obtain “threat” information (such as from private communications of users) and to disclose that data to the government without a warrant -- including sending data to the National Security Agency.

This week, CISPA was reintroduced in the House of Representatives. EFF is joining groups like ACLU and Fight for the Future in combating this legislation.

Last year, tens of thousands of concerned individuals used the EFF action center to speak out against overbroad and ineffective cybersecurity proposals. Together, we substantially changed the debate around cybersecurity in the U.S., moving forward a range of privacy-protective amendments and ultimately helping to defeat the Senate bill.

Now we need your help again. Can you send a message to your Representatives asking them to oppose this bill?

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3. Re: CISPA Re-Proposed Feb 18, 2013, 20:21 jdreyer
 
I'm so glad that orgs like the EFF and ACLU exist to fight BS like this. It's so telling of the corruption of our system when politicians propose legislation like this that not only invades our privacy, but also is a huge taxpayer-funded payout to the private corporations implementing this. We're essentially paying the government to spy on us. I'll leave with two quotes. The fourth amendment:

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

So much for that. Quote by Ben Franklin:

"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."

Indeed.
 
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