Trust US Trust US - Big Brother has your best interest at heart....
All for your safety folks. Please don't ask too many questions. It's for the good of national security we know your every move. Mum is the NRA who seems tunnel visioned on firearms. Funny, what rights are they going to defend when we have none left?
Bush started this whole fiasco and Obama continues the travesty. Thanks U.S. Government. You've shown the world how to truly erode democracy.
Rhetorial tricks vs. truth It's true that security and privacy go together. The problem here is that this bill would promote neither.
Notice that whenever the government talks about "cyber" security, the actual policy is always something to enable more surveillance of the citizens. Real security would mean, for example, far wider use of encryption - then we'd have more privacy and less of the routine exploits.
With CISPA, suppose a company (like your ISP) detects some issue and reports it to the Feds. What's the USG going to do about it? Add more useless, oppressive policies? They can't even secure their own systems.
Against CISPA? Sign the petition I am not an ACLU kind of guy, but at least they are helping us fight against CISPA:
"Life is like this long line, except at the end there ain't no merry-go-round." - Arthur on The King of Queens
~ Project Hope ~
I fully support the ACLU's actions on Warrantless Wiretaps, etc. However, their recent case challenging the matter was shot down by the Supreme Court. So our ability to speak up further is now silenced.
For CISPA - companies share security techniques CISPA just allows companies and the government to share security techniques and info on hacking attacks against companies without getting sued by customers and shareholders because a hacker succeeded in getting company info. Without the law, companies won't admit successful hacking attacks for fear of being sued.
I suspect that those against this law(ambulance chasing law firms) are just opportunists looking to make money suing companies.
CISPA grants them immunity from lawsuits and has provided them with enough assurance that it will not affect their business in any significant way.
Senate - get off your butts and actually create a budget that has spending cuts 3x the amount of tax increases like you promised.
congress needs money.. The telcos are willing to pay under the table, so they can probably get what they want. The telcos have long been in cahoots with the spooks anyway.
make your calls secure There are plenty of devices and means of securing your phone calls available from easily searched websites, that can encrypt your calls. Whether spooks have the tools to decrypt them (likely with a court order against the company that creates them), is debateable.
Data is easily encrypted from the source, and if you encrypt an already encrypted file, that tends to make things VERY secure, unless someone REALLY REALLY wants that info badly.
Blackout? Perhaps it's time for another blackout such as that seen on January 18, 2012?
(Though, hopefully, these sites will actually take it more seriously this time. That soft-sell from Wikipedia and Google was rather weak.)
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Re: For CISPA - companies share security techniques The bill doesn't exactly limit info shared to hacking attempts or techniques, they would legally be allowed to do that already. The thing is that the companies would be allowed to scan whatever you do/say, and report you to the federal government, regardless of whether or not they agreed not to. Basically this is an attempt at removing protection of anything that you want to keep private from the federal government. The federal government, however, sucks at making sure information is never leaked.