Guardian UK: Ron Paul says CISPA CyberTerrorism Bill would create 'Big Brother'Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Tue, 04/24/2012 - 16:10
The Guardian does a nice write up on the Doc's opposition to CISPA!
Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act is expected to pass the House despite objections from civil liberties groups
Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has slammed a controversial cyberterrorism bill, calling it "Big Brother writ large" and saying it would make "government spies" of Facebook and Google.
The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (Cispa) is due to be heard in the House of Representatives this week and now has the backing of 112 members of Congress.
The bill aims to make it easier for US companies and authorities to share information as they tackle online crime. But it has been attacked by civil liberties groups as too broadly written and a threat to the privacy of ordinary citizens.
** Did I tell you how much I love you guys? Apparently, it seems as if the article initially led with "Former republican presidential candidate..." After what I assume to be heavy haranguing by some of You, they changed it, post haste.D
Russia Today also has a favorable write up (shh... but they ALWAYS DO! .o)
Published: 23 April, 2012, 19:41
TAGS: Protest, Law, Internet, USA, Security
Imagine having government-approved employees embedded at Facebook, complete with federal security clearances, serving as conduits for secret information about their American customers.
That’s not a hypothetical — those words are a verbatim excerpt from concerned GOP presidential hopeful, Congressman Ron Paul. The Republican representative from Texas asks Americans to consider that draconian dilemma before it becomes a reality. It will all be possible under a new bill slated for discussion on Capitol Hill this week.
The legislation in question is CISPA — the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act — and the United States Congress is expected to meet in Washington, DC this week to propose advancing the bill all the way to the White House.