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SOPA is Back

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyber_Intelligence_Sharing_and_Protection_Act

The new bill is called CISPA, and instead of using the guise of stopping online piracy, they are now using the justification of stopping online terrorists (well gee, who would be against that?).

It says, in very broad language that if you say anything they feel is related to national security, they can compel companies to give you their information without a warrant or any court proceedings at all.

The U.S. congress sure has the best interests of Americans at heart... I feel protected now that everything I do can be monitored by trusted members of the U.S. government!

"(4) RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER LAWS REQUIRING THE DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION.
The submission of information under this subsection to the Federal Government shall not satisfy or affect any requirement under any other provision of law for a person or entity to provide information to the Federal Government.


Translation: Other privacy laws don't apply.

http://intelligence.house.gov/sites/intelligence.house.gov/files/documents/HR3523.pdf
http://intelligence.house.gov/hr-3523-bill-and-amendments
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we all knew it would be back...
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Every time this comes back it gets just a little bit more scary.

Definitely time to spread the word again and kick up a fuss.

And the people who keep proposing this crap really need to be voted out of office.
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Every time this comes back it gets just a little bit more scary.

Definitely time to spread the word again and kick up a fuss.

And the people who keep proposing this crap really need to be voted out of office.


This one is especially scary because it has the support of several large companies, including big tech companies.

The reason SOPA failed was because it put the burden on companies to keep track of stuff; CISPA just says "if you have the info, it is ours if we think we need it."

Google won't step up to tell everyone about it; we've got to take this into our own hands.
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Problem is, most people in this generation have forgotten how horrifying governmental control is.
I'll inform everyone I know about this bill. I'm not sure if we can win this time o_0.
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ditto, unfortunately anything done in the name of preventing terrorism is generally a way of getting American's to forfeit their freedoms, however no-one sees it that way.
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