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CISPA: 'Privacy Killer' Bill Hits A Brick Wall In The Senate

The bill, which has stirred up internet privacy watchdogs and sites like Reddit, followed closely in the footsteps of the last unsuccessfully proposed privacy bills, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect I.P. Act (PIPA). SOPA and PIPA met their end last year after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid canceled debate following pressure and protests from Internet companies such as Wikipedia, Google, and Reddit.

The heat on CISPA hasn't been as hot as the pressure put on SOPA and PIPA last year, but Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-N.Y.) who is the Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation says that CISPA's privacy protections are "insufficient" and a committee aid confirmed to CNET that "Rockefeller believes the Senate will not take up CISPA."

But Business Insider's Geoffrey Ingersoll says it's passage would have been pointless anyway, because all it would have done is give more legal cover to the government and companies for surveillance practices they already engage in.

http://www.businessinsider.com/cispa-hits-a-brick-wall-in-th...



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"But Business Insider's

"But Business Insider's Geoffrey Ingersoll says it's passage would have been pointless anyway, because all it would have done is give more legal cover to the government and companies for surveillance practices they already engage in."

"Wouldnt that imply that theres a case for an investigation on whether they are breaking the law as they stand now"

When statements like those ^^^ are made on a regular basis, coming from our representatives, then, and only then will i start to begin, to start, trusting, a fraction of a bit.....our representatives

An investigation on inner corruption dammit, of all things governments are capable of, am i to think that internal investigation of corruption is the one bain, that government is literally incapable of doing......no, there is a willingless there, not to do it, could be blind faith, could be reverence, could be the corupted helping the corrupted, who the hell knows.......why? because no one in government seems to want to investigate the growing number, mountain sized, backlogged, concerns of the people......were litterally having to shout them out, due to the lack of action

HANDS

OFF our internet. Period.

Everyone has to ask themselves this question: why does Congress keep introducing this kind of legislation if it gets DESTROYED every time?

Is it fair to call these people "traitors" since they have HEARD our voice, yet, they continue to push?

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.

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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

i wonder

how long can a bill last being shelved? can they slip it off the shelf and vote on it when we're not looking?

I use Blue Wave, but don't expect one of THEIR silly taglines.

It's happend before

Just look at all the sh17 Obama passed when we weren't paying attention.

Congress has bankrupted the US seven times or so.

They can't be trusted.

Eternal vigilance, unless we can give the Constitution teeth.

Free includes debt-free!

i hope it can end there

i hope it can end there

lawrence