CISPA ResurrectedAdded: Saturday, February 23rd, 2013
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The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, better known as CISPA, is suddenly back from the dead thanks to some of the American lawmakers.
The legislation in question was drafted to give American companies more protection against lawsuits by allowing them to collect and share more customer information. The basic idea is that the bill will help fight security threats, as well as undermine online privacy.
Back in 2012, the legislation passed a House of Representatives vote, with a few guarantees that the bill would not grossly infringe privacy rights, but violating them just a little seems OK. Nevertheless, the Senate refused to pass the legislation, and the latter has been stuck in legislative limbo ever since.
However, now the unpopular legislation is scheduled for another vote. According to press reports, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-MI) and Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) are planning to reintroduce the bill this week. Moreover, the revamped law isn’t the amended version that wasn’t passed by the Senate – in other words, it’s even worse than the first time around.
Nevertheless, the bill is facing strong opposition from various privacy outfits and activists. For instance, non-profit outfit Fight for the Future has launched a site revealing contact data for each lawmaker who cosigned the last version of the law, as well as a list of the entities which support the bill and a few fun facts about the legislation itself.
Thus far, the list of the entities and individuals who expressed concerns over CISPA includes Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Mozilla, the American Civil Liberties Union, Reporters Without Borders and many others, with the list being set to expand. Anyway, it doesn’t seem very likely that the legislation is going to have much luck on the Senate floor. The experts explain that Republicans, who control the House and tend to support the controversial legislation, have failed to seize control of the Senate in the last year election, which means that the outcome should be the same this time around. This is unless lobbyists did a great job in the meantime. CISPA and SOPA are regarded as the most controversial bills ever, and the community was relieved to know they were shut down. We’ll see what will happen to CISPA in the future.
February 23rd,2013Posted by:
Saturday, February 23rd, 2013
|posted by (2013-02-24 00:22:13)|
|COICA = PIPA = SOPA = CISPA|
Aaron Swartz died defending this cause for the people.
Politicians and government represent the greatest force of terror on the internet, and most threaten the freedom of the world's people online.
Fight for the Future's petition site can be found at cispaisback dot org. If you live in the US, definitely sign it.
|posted by (2013-02-24 00:52:47)|
|Don't these guys have an economy to get back on track and a sequester to address? Why are they spending time on what they did not long ago, and not on more important things like the former? - WHO'S PAYING THEM OFF?????|
|posted by (2013-02-24 10:48:50)|
|COICA PIPA SOPA CISPA these should not be past RIP Aaron Swartz|
|posted by (2013-02-24 11:47:49)|
|"Aaron Swartz died defending this cause for the people."|
No he didn't. Killing your self and dying for a cause are two totally different things.
Yes he was driven to suicide but that doesn't mean he died for this. A suicide bomber actually dies for his cause. This is just a mere suicide.
|you die or your family gets dragged through the mud into the poor house while u go to prison. what do you do? financially fncked was his family, and his life and career. the only choice he could make that was not given to him was to end his life in final retaliation, protecting his family from attackers with infinite money and power whos goal was to make examples and legal statements from bleeding all involved financially dry.. maybe not as a martyr, but atleast not an example of the will of thoes who would move against freedom. He may or may not have died for this, but he definitely died because of this. he did what he thought was right and being pushed to suicide by an overwhelming force isnt mere suicide when your family is in the line of fire.|
|posted by (2013-02-25 18:07:13)|
|this can't get resurrected till the US constitution gets abolished.|
|posted by (2013-02-26 02:12:45)|
|i don't mean to distract this topic... but it looks like cispa's ugly sisters has arrived or are on their way...|
can't see the url, so you'll have to replace the characters as a link to the page.
...some of these may or not be relevant, but they all have one thing in common: to gestapo the internet.
|posted by (2013-02-26 20:19:05)|
Don't underestimate our governments, they are the greatest force of terror PERIOD, and most threaten the freedom of the world's people PERIOD.
Clamo; What there was of a constitution was abolished on 9/11.
|posted by (2013-02-28 01:42:35)|
|lol66: agreed on both points. The Constitution is toast.||
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