SOPA, ACTA, and PIPA On Steroids Is What CISPA Is The Equal To
What in the hell is everybody just sitting around for this time. We beat SOPA now we have SOPA on Steroids and I see so very little be said or done about it. Did everybody fall back to sleep or what? Come On America. We have got to keep on fighting. Once be give up or give in it’s all over. You have had to have seen the escalation in everything happening so much quicker lately haven’t you? Don’t you think there is a reason for this?
Even worse than SOPA is this New CISPA cybersecurity bill. If this makes it through it will censor the Web period………. When you hear CISPA: say ‘goodbye’ to privacy and freedom.
So what is CISPA Exactly? CISPA,is the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act and it’s picking up sponsors and it looks like the legislation will make it to the House floor for a vote next week. CISPA emerged from the House Intelligence Committee with an overwhelming vote of 17-1.
Basically, with CISPA, the government can request any company to hand over all the data they have about you, and offer such companies full legal protection from any legal action you may take against such companies for sharing your info. I’ll explain more here below in a minute, but as of right now at this very hour of writing this article the “Bill Summary & Status 112th Congress (2011 – 2012) for H.R.3523 has 112 Cosponsors.
WE NEED TO ALL CONTACT OUR REPRESENTATIVE click here or go https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtml…….
Okay so if most of you are like me you need to watch a video or two before you get to the actual hard core facts in writing and do any more research. Well these should help you understand what we are facing. LISTEN UP!!!!!
Okay now you ready to start listening yet???? Check this out!!!!!!!!!!
- The biggest problem with the bill is with the definitions, which are extremely and most-likely purposefully vague. The bill even takes a savings clause that essentially states that the wording of the bill should never be legally construed to limit any kind of data gathering or sharing (thus easily wiping away any kind of restraint the wording of the bill may have provided). The information that can be gathered under protection of the bill is essentially anything as the terms used for the definition can be loosely applied to any data or action.The bill constantly uses “cybersecurity purpose,” to scope the limitations on what applies for protection under the bill, but the definition amounts to any intent to operate or support a network or system or device that is attached to a network, so any software or hardware that may connect to a network.
- The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board will have to submit an annual, unclassified report that reviews the sharing and use of information by the federal government and makes recommendations to address privacy and civil liberties issues.Given that this is only once a year, that the government made 5,950 user data requests on 11,057 user accounts to just Google over the course of six months last year (of which Google complied with 93% of), and how wiretapping and security violations that started post 9/11 have never truly gone away despite constitutionality issues, the protection provided by this subsection is questionable.
- Intelligence agencies would get legal permission to share confidential government information with corporations that have or qualify for government security clearance sufficient to cover the clearance requirements of the data to be shared.If this is necessary, then what is the point of the clearance in the first place? Are intelligence agencies actually prohibited legally from sharing important information to entities that have sufficient clearance? If so, that doesn’t make any sense as the entire purpose of security clearance is to permit data sharing. There must either be something fundamentally broken with the system or that there is some other reason for this primary subsection of the bill.
- Companies can gather and share information as they deem necessary to protect their rights and property.A company providing network/system security for another company can gather information as necessary to protect the rights and property of the client company and may share this information with any entity, including the federal government, as long as the client company has authorized such sharing. This information cannot be used to gain competitive advantage. If the government receives this data, the government cannot share it outside the government except as authorized and the government cannot use it for regulatory purposes. The problem is that it then states that there is a full civil and criminal exemption from liability for any company acting in “good faith” when gathering and sharing this information.Since there are no limits on where this data can be gathered from or what kind of data can be gathered, this seems to open up the doors for the government to strong-arm data from companies by giving them full legal protection from any type of lawsuit by people who had their privacy violated without any due process (since the bill earlier states “notwithstanding any other provision of law,” thus gutting other legal protections or possible future protections).
CISPA will allow the government to request any information of any entity from any company and offer full legal protection to the companies divulging such private info of customers and users like you, even if the information disclosure procedure would otherwise be a violation of civil or criminal law—all while taking the federal preemption that no state or local laws can affect the law created by the bill.
Here was a video from when I had first started to really pay attention:
And now if you are ready to get off your ass and do something that matters we don’t have much time to get this stopped, so lets get cracking on this NOW!!! DON’T WAIT UNTIL IT”S TO LATE I beg of you.
Okay here is the bill summary and status copy and pasted straight from The Library of Congress before I post it below, just so you can verify the facts for yourself here is the link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d112:h.r.03523:
Bill Summary & Status
112th Congress (2011 – 2012)
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Latest Title: Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act
Sponsor: Rep Rogers, Mike J. [MI-8] (introduced 11/30/2011) Cosponsors (112)
Latest Major Action: 4/17/2012 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 311.
House Reports: 112-445
Note: April 19, 2012 Rules Committee Print 112-20, showing the text of H.R. 3523 as reported with additional changes recommended by the Chair and Ranking Minority Member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
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