CISPA, the proposed law that could strip away the rest of your freedom on the internet, a bill that follows SOPA/PIPA’s vagueness that would allow the government to spy and use private information for just about anything rather than to stop foreign spies and hackers, the original intent of these proposed laws. A few days ago April 26th, 2012 CISPA passed the U.S. House by a vote of 248 to 168 igniting the protest against CISPA both on and offline into a wildfire in just a matter of days. Originally, CISPA had garnered the support of 28 companies:
- Business Roundtable
- CTIA – The Wireless Association
- Cyber, Space & Intelligence Association
- Edison Electric
- The Financial Services Roundtable
- Independent Telephone & Telecommunications Alliance
- Information Technology Industry Council
- Internet Security Alliance
- Lockheed Martin
- National Cable & Telecommunications Association
- US Chamber of Commerce
- US Telecom – The Broadband Association
But since the amendment to the bill and slick rescheduling of the vote to pass it in the House, millions of people have took to the internet & their congressman. Six original co-sponsors of the bill have backed off, as well as Microsoft pulling their support of CISPA citing privacy concerns. Microsoft was quoted saying the bill “must honor the privacy and security promises we make to our customers” & ”ensure the final legislation helps to tackle the real threat of cybercrime while protecting consumer privacy”. This is great news as the bill is coming up for vote in the senate in the coming weeks, that the pressure is on!
Americans want a free internet, an internet that is uncensored, an internet protected by the constitution! If you have not yet done so, read up on CISPA, and join the fight to bring this bill to the ground. You need to spread the news to your friends & family to let them know exactly what is going on, what the mainstream media is NOT reporting on, as the government tries to pull a fast one on us again(didn’t they learn from SOPA/PIPA?). You can go here , to email your congressman & senators to oppose CISPA & future similar legislation. Together we can keep our Internet, and the information flowing freely.
Don’t Trust Obama to veto CISPA, as this picture states we learned our lesson from NDAA!!
Below are some links to recent petitions,protests, and pages to STOP #CISPA!
http://cyberspying.eff.org/ - eff petition & congress contacts – supported by over 20+ organizations
https://secure.aclu.org/ – aclu petition
http://www.avaaz.org/en/stop_cispa/ - over 800,000 signatures to this petition!
You can like these facebook pages:
Here are links to some of the most recent news regarding CISPA:
I urge you to take a stand, and fight to STOP #CISPA and all legislation alike!