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Old 04-24-2013, 11:31 AM   #1
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Exclamation think about this CISPA invalidates ALL privacy policies


Please call your senator if you haven't already done so. You might also want to call up one of the corporations supporting CISPA, like IBM and Intel.

We pay these companies for hardware. We put money in their pockets and they're lobbying the government to screw us over. That's NOT okay.

http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/none/...i-cispa-groups
 
Old 04-24-2013, 11:36 AM   #2
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Thanks for the heads-up!
 
Old 04-24-2013, 03:00 PM   #3
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Screw you over how?
 
Old 04-24-2013, 07:08 PM   #4
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Screw you over how?
You're joking right?

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Old 04-25-2013, 08:24 AM   #5
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It's too early to say whether CISPA is ready to be "opposed," or even if it will survive. But there is a dearth of definitive legislation about proper handling of personal information apart from a few American laws like HIPAA, and about exactly how and what information can be shared among companies or between companies and the government. Right now, no one knows for sure.

You can go to the Library of Congress web-site and look up the actual draft legislation and the various commentaries concerning it, which are prepared for legislator use. I generally suggest that you should do that, instead of reading merely about how much bribe-money is being spent "for" or "against" it.

You should never have "an expectation of privacy" with regard to the Internet ... and you should also be mindful that a sword cuts both ways. Some of CISPA's (proposed) provisions are actually meant to increase privacy by setting forth regulations concerning "geo-location" features and other things that right now are sending information without your knowledge or consent.
 
Old 04-25-2013, 10:51 AM   #6
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It's too early to say whether CISPA is ready to be "opposed," or even if it will survive. But there is a dearth of definitive legislation about proper handling of personal information apart from a few American laws like HIPAA, and about exactly how and what information can be shared among companies or between companies and the government. Right now, no one knows for sure.

You can go to the Library of Congress web-site and look up the actual draft legislation and the various commentaries concerning it, which are prepared for legislator use. I generally suggest that you should do that, instead of reading merely about how much bribe-money is being spent "for" or "against" it.

You should never have "an expectation of privacy" with regard to the Internet ... and you should also be mindful that a sword cuts both ways. Some of CISPA's (proposed) provisions are actually meant to increase privacy by setting forth regulations concerning "geo-location" features and other things that right now are sending information without your knowledge or consent.
Actually I've read the bill in full. Its a completely unnecessary bill that's basically warrant-less wiretapping which is against the constitution. It also has a whole lot of sketchy provisions that are good for corporations and bad for people.

Mike Rogers, the Senator in charge of the NSA and the CIA writes a bill about "sharing" information from citizen's personal computers with corporations and the NSA, something there's never a justification for, and you aren't terribly alarmed?

Just the fact that the bill invalidates all privacy policies is enough that it should be thrown away completely. Its not about bribe money spent for or against it, its a bad bill. I mean I could go on and on about this, but there's no sword that cuts both ways here. Companies have already shown that they're not that great at protecting customer's personal information. A bill, justified by "cyber terrorism", whatever that is, that makes companies immune to prosecution for whatever information they share with the government or other companies? That's totally insane.

Please, I could write more about this but... the bottom line is that the government doesn't need more power to abuse and mismanage. And a free pass to share personal information is a BAD idea.

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Old 04-26-2013, 06:35 AM   #7
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There is a petition against it here:
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/pet...n-act/19sQhBpy

I have signed it.

You cannot stop them tho, you can only delay the inevitable...
 
Old 04-26-2013, 08:39 AM   #8
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This is relevant:
http://news.slashdot.org/story/13/04...-the-us-senate
 
  


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