CISPA: Internet Freedom Gone
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CISPA: Internet Freedom Gone

Washington : DC : USA | Apr 04, 2012 at 6:08 AM PDT
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Death of PIPA & SOPA A Victory for Internet Users Everywhere: Wyden

It is apparent that the government will do or try to do everything in it's power to watch, censor and keep things from us. It is vilifying it's citizens and obscuring truth.



H.R. 3523, a piece of legislation dubbed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (or CISPA for short), has been created under the guise of being a necessary implement in America’s war against cyberattacks. But the vague verbiage contained within the pages of the paper could allow Congress to circumvent existing exemptions to online privacy laws and essentially monitor, censor and stop any online communication that it considers disruptive to the government or private parties.



Critics' have already come after CISPA for the capabilities that it will give to seemingly any federal entity that claims it is threatened by online interactions, but unlike the Stop Online Privacy Act and the Protect IP Acts that were discarded on the Capitol Building floor after incredibly successful online campaigns to crush them, widespread recognition of what the latest would-be law will do has yet to surface to the same degree." -Crusader-Reddit.



Congress is currently considering a number of cybersecurity bills that could eventually be voted into law, but for the group that largely advocates an open Internet, she warns that provisions within CISPA are reason to worry over what the realities could be if it ends up on the desk of President Barack Obama. So far CISPA has been introduced, referred and reported by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and expects to go before a vote in the first half of Congress within the coming weeks."--Kendall Burman of the Center for Democracy and Technology.



CDT, the group warned then that CISPA allows Internet Service Providers to “funnel private communications and related information back to the government without adequate privacy protections and controls.



“One of the lessons we learned in the reaction to SOPA and PIPA is that when Congress tries to legislate on things that are going to affect Internet users’ experience, the Internet users are going to pay attention,” says Burman. H.R. 3523.



But the US Congress plans on sneaking this one by Internet users.



So watch out for CISPA. You have been Warned!!
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