Monday, April 23, 2012

Help Stop CISPA

  Do you remember the big blowup over SOPA ( Stop Online Piracy Act ) and PIPA ( PROTECT IP Act ) just a few months ago? As you are aware, many companies with a heavy internet presence went blank for a day in protest of these two seriously flawed bills, and they were tabled.

   Well, now we have a new menace coming up on Thursday, April 26, which is basically the evil cousin of the first two defeated bills.

That would be the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act ( CISPA ), which allows the intelligence community and private businesses an open path to snoop into any citizen’s internet activity on any given day. This we can do without.  This is just another government and big business tool to mine our browsing activities'  and to keep records on you and I, which they have no business possessing in the first place. THIS BILL MUST BE STOPPED!

  CISPA allows companies and the government to bypass existing laws in order to monitor our communications, filter content, or potentially even shut down access to online services for undefined “cybersecurity" purposes. But what it doesn't do is provide any new protections for critical infrastructure systems, like electrical grids and water supplies. Some security that is!   Source

The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on the bill this Thursday, April 26. Send an email to your member of Congress telling him or her to vote no. (email can be edited)

  Go Here in order to do so.