Insanity: CISPA Just Got Way Worse, And Then Passed On Rush Vote...

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    I know most don't care anymore, but this stuff really is very disturbing. Unfortunately, most are too busy with their Class Warfare & Race-Baiting B.S. to pay attention to the things that really matter. Shame on both Republicans and Democrats for forcing this Unamerican travesty on the American People. Big Brother just keeps getting bigger & bigger. What a shame.


    Up until this afternoon, the final vote on CISPA was supposed to be tomorrow. Then, abruptly, it was moved up today—and the House voted in favor of its passage with a vote of 248-168. But that's not even the worst part.

    The vote followed the debate on amendments, several of which were passed. Among them was an absolutely terrible change (pdf and embedded below—scroll to amendment #6) to the definition of what the government can do with shared information, put forth by Rep. Quayle. Astonishingly, it was described as limiting the government's power, even though it in fact expands it by adding more items to the list of acceptable purposes for which shared information can be used. Even more astonishingly, it passed with a near-unanimous vote. The CISPA that was just approved by the House is much worse than the CISPA being discussed as recently as this morning.

    Previously, CISPA allowed the government to use information for "cybersecurity" or "national security" purposes. Those purposes have not been limited or removed. Instead, three more valid uses have been added: investigation and prosecution of cybersecurity crime, protection of individuals, and protection of children. Cybersecurity crime is defined as any crime involving network disruption or hacking, plus any violation of the CFAA.

    Basically this means CISPA can no longer be called a cybersecurity bill at all. The government would be able to search information it collects under CISPA for the purposes of investigating American citizens with complete immunity from all privacy protections as long as they can claim someone committed a "cybersecurity crime". Basically it says the 4th Amendment does not apply online, at all. Moreover, the government could do whatever it wants with the data as long as it can claim that someone was in danger of bodily harm, or that children were somehow threatened—again, notwithstanding absolutely any other law that would normally limit the government's power.

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    It should be opposed.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UERicIJ2J5U]CISPA Explained - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    the gummint wouldn't harm any of it's citizens with this law, would it?
    And the fun part is ...... both Repubs and Dems want it! What difference does it make who we vote for?
     
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    There should be a provision that any information collected cannot be used against American Citizens.
     
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    Yeah, it's just so damn depressing.
     
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    How to go about it...
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    Executives advocate a military approach to cybersecurity
    August 13th, 2012 - A new study being released by a private Internet security company highlights cyberworld weaknesses when it comes to gathering intelligence on hackers and suggests that businesses take a more military-minded approach to defense.
     
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    Not ok :mad:


    I expect this to eventually end up in the SC.
     
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    I wouldn't count on the Supreme Court for real justice anymore. They've been thoroughly co-opted by the NWO Globalists. Most are fully onboard with the agenda. It's very sad.
     

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