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ALERT - House to vote on CISPA Thursday 4/18

House scheduled to vote on HR 624, CISPA, on Thursday, April 18.

Calendar link

FAQs about the bill:
https://www.eff.org/cybersecurity-bill-faq
http://www.zdnet.com/what-is-cispa-and-what-does-it-mean-for...

Dangerous provisions:

- Eviscerating existing privacy laws by giving overly broad legal immunity to companies who share users' private information, including the content of communications, with the government.

- Authorizing companies to disclose users’ data directly to the NSA, a military agency that operates secretly and without public accountability.

- Broad definitions that allow users’ sensitive personal information to be used for a range of purposes as long as it pertains to "cybersecurity".

CALL AND EMAIL YOUR CONGRESSMAN TO OPPOSE HR 624, CISPA

Find your Congressman's contact info here:

http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

If you call your Congressman and they don't take your name/address, send them an email too since they won't know you already contacted them.




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FreedomWorks is opposed to CISPA

They usually stick to economic issues so this is good news.

http://www.freedomworks.org/blog/mkibbe/key-vote-no-on-cispa

White House has come out against CISPA again

If your Congressman is a Democrat, use this to urge him/her to vote against HR 624, CISPA.

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/04/cispa-veto-threat-9016...

Former Rep Bob Barr's op-ed against CISPA

CISPA would allow private companies, cloaked with broad immunity from legal liability, to share sensitive information such as internet records or the content of emails, with any agency in the government, including military and intelligence agencies. Sensitive personal information from private computer networks should not be shared directly with the military or the National Security Agency (NSA), the agency that gained widespread public notoriety seven years ago for its warrantless wiretapping program -- hardly the agency we want to see tasked with receiving private internet traffic.

http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/homeland-security/294...

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BUMP.

BUMP.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

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"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

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Here's the "Take Action" of the Electronic Frontier Foundation:

Here's the Take Action link of the Electronic Frontier Foundation:

https://action.eff.org/o/9042/p/dia/action/public/?action_KE...

This takes less than 30 seconds.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Please call your Congressman today

It takes two minutes to let them know you want the Congressman to vote NO on HR 624 (CISPA) because it allows the government to view our online personal information without a warrant.

http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

Justin Amash's comments

If CISPA becomes law, a company (e.g., an e-mail provider or social media network) could provide terms of service stating that it will not share your personal and confidential data with the government—and then it can go right ahead and share your personal and confidential data with the government without facing liability or even having to tell you. CISPA overrides contracts and even federal and state privacy laws.

https://www.facebook.com/repjustinamash/posts/300700166730658

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Nice confirmation for the second best suited acronym for CISPA

In other words, CISPA can - from a standpoint of what is legally and morally defensible - very usefully described by a two-letter acronym:

the latter starts with "B" and ends in "S".

I note we can also rightfully emphasize it with "PURE" put in front of it, as that's what it is.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Bump.

For importance.

More FAQs

Q - What can the US government do with user data acquired under CISPA by private firms?

A - Anything they like with it, so long as it's lawful and pertains to "cybersecurity purposes"

http://www.zdnet.com/what-is-cispa-and-what-does-it-mean-for...

BUMP

For internet freedom.

#ShutDownCISPA was just trending then disappeared, they'll

have to pick a different hash tag. Next time we should have back ups to move to immediately when they are deleted from the trending list.

Remember, there is an #AuditTheFEd twitterbomb tonight at 8EST just as Ron begins his speech at the U of FL in Gainesville!

Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesnt want to hear -RonPaul

Rep. Justin Amash on Facebook

Later this week, the House will be voting on a bill called CISPA (Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act). The bill grants corporations and other entities broad immunity to share your personal and confidential data (e.g., e-mails) with the government. CISPA overrides contracts and even federal and state privacy laws.

I will be voting no. Have you asked your Representative in Congress what he or she thinks about CISPA?

https://www.facebook.com/repjustinamash/posts/535458989826845

Please call your Congressman today

and urge him to vote NO on H.R. 624.

The bill gives legal immunity to companies who voluntarily share your personal online data to the government as long as the information pertains to "cybersecurity".

Find your Congressman's contact info here:

http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

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BUMP.

BUMP.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

IBM launching CISPA advocacy tour

The company believes the best way to thwart a cyberattack is to encourage companies to share more data about malicious source code and other online threats with the government and their private-sector peers so they can take steps to address it, according to Padilla.

“It’s our experience that the most effective thing you can do when a cyberattack occurs is to share information quickly between government and industry and between industry actors in real time in order to find where the attack is coming from and to shut it down,” he said.

More:
http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/293715-i...

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Dear IBM,

Dear IBM,

On this:

"the most effective thing you can do when a cyberattack occurs is to share information quickly between government and industry"

Oh yeah? Woa. You sure can put lots of thoughts in important topics, can't you? Or about... long term? Ever heard of "unintended consequences"? Look it up, that's pretty interesting a concept.

"Anywayz"... As I know it's very likely I'll never work for you or I'll buy from you again, so that's cool : no stakes, there.

Just one question, though, since you don't seem to find anything wrong with cronyism (another token you might want to lookup):

and d'ya think you'll ALWAYS get to have a word on how to define "cyberattacks"?

Naive, MUCH? Maybe you should have your pet / toy

http://www-03.ibm.com/innovation/us/watson/

instead of playing "Jeopardy!", to give a helper neuron to your business strategists - as some seem to have disappointing IQ's.

Or complacent / accomplice?

Just curious.

Now, well, best of luck to you with selling your stuff.

Regards,

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

If only we could fight propaganda like this

Like maybe a truth-exposing site as trusted as wikipedia or something? ;)

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Back on it since only a tiny little. Let's sync up soon

Back on it since only a tiny little. Let's sync up soon, no worries. :)

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

BUMP - stop CISPA now

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Ron Paul says CISPA creates "Big Brother" culture

From 2012 but still relevant as the bill from 2012 is still more or less the same today.

"We should never underestimate the federal government's insatiable desire to control the internet," said Paul.

"Cispa permits both the federal government and private companies to view your private online communications without judicial oversight provided that they do so of course in the name of cyber-security," he said.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/apr/23/ron-paul-ci...

CISPA FAQs

Q - Under CISPA, what can I do if a company improperly hands over private information to the government?

A - Almost nothing. Even if the company violates your privacy beyond what CISPA would permit, the government does not have to notify the user whose information was improperly handed over—the government only notifies the company.

CISPA provides legal immunity to a company for many actions done to or with your private information, as long as the company acted in "good faith." This is an extremely powerful immunity, because it is quite hard to show that a company did not act in good faith. These liability protections can cover actions the company uses to identify and obtain threat information and the subsequent sharing of that information with others—including the government. The immunity also covers "decisions made based on cyber threat information," a dangerously vague provision that has never been defined.

https://www.eff.org/cybersecurity-bill-faq