Anti-CISPA Forces Prepare For Impending Senate Vote...

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    I know the corrupt MSM is hard at work keeping the people busy with stories of Obama's dog-eating and Romney's supposed bullying in High School, but this is the stuff that really matters. I hope Americans finally realize that. Before it's too late.


    Fight for the Future, one of the major organizers behind the anti-SOPA blackouts that took the Internet by storm in January, is again gearing up to protest legislation it says will compromise the privacy of Internet users everywhere.

    Fight for the Future co-founder Tiffiniy Cheng told The Daily Caller that her organization’s current campaign, Privacy is Awesome, exists to “make sure that senators hear from constituents that have privacy concerns.”

    The group’s current target is the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), a bill introduced by Michigan Republican Rep. Mike Rogers that passed the House by a comfortable 248-168 vote margin in April. CISPA will be considered by the Senate sometime next week.

    The legislation is designed to encourage private companies and the federal government to share information about users that they collect online. Proponents say CISPA will help prevent sophisticated electronic attacks by terrorists and foreign governments.

    Recent high-profile hacks allegedly organized by the hacking collective Anonymous have drawn attention to the security vulnerabilities of sensitive government websites.

    “We strongly urge the Senate to swiftly take up this issue because the United States cannot afford to wait to improve our nation’s cybersecurity posture,” said TechAmerica chief Shawn Osborne. “Standing pat will only further risk our national security.”

    However, Lee Tien, an attorney for a legal non-profit that sued AT&T over the Bush administration’s warrantless wiretapping program, said CISPA poses considerable risks to privacy...

    Read more: Anti-CISPA forces prepare for impending Senate vote | The Daily Caller
     
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    Obama gonna keep the internet safe to surf on...
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    Administration's computer safety A-team urges passage of Cybersecurity Act
    August 1st, 2012 - The White House rolled out its cybersecurity A-team Wednesday for an on-the-record telephone conference, with reporters hearing an appeal for the Senate to pass the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 now being debated on the Senate floor.
     
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    They're still pushing this. They've changed the name a bit, but it's still an awful piece of Legislation. They figure the sheep will support anything if you give it a nice warm & fuzzy name. Like the 'Patriot Act' and so on. And you know what? They're probably right.
     
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    No-go in the Senate...
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    Cybersecurity bill fails in Senate
    August 2nd, 2012 - The most comprehensive cybersecurity legislation proposed by Congress, which sponsors say would have helped protect the government and industry from potentially devastating cyberattacks, was voted down in the Senate Thursday.
     
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    Thats Hollywood for you.
    They don't give a shit, this is just to force you to cough up dough for any content by abusing copyright laws and user privacy.
     
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    CISPA bill to be re-introduced...
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    Privacy Advocates Prepare New Fight Against US Cyber Bill
    February 13, 2013 WASHINGTON — U.S. privacy and technology activists are preparing for a new round of fighting against an information-sharing bill they say will let private companies help the government spy on the American public.
     
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    Yup, just gonna give it a new name. Probably call it the 'Trust us, this is for your own good Act.' Oh well, such is life in a Police State. Very bleak times for sure.
     

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