Reply Wed 18 Apr, 2012 12:04 pm
So did you think that the failure of Congress to pass the dreaded SOPA and PIPA bills would be the end of the issue? Nope. Not true.

Remember SOPA, where Congress would bar access to online content protected under the First Amendment? Well now there's CISPA — the Cybersecurity Information and Sharing Protection Act — and this legislation does something scarier.

It's an attempt to give the government and military agencies unprecedented power to snoop through people's personal information. This includes medical records, private emails, financial information — and the government can do it without a warrant, proper oversight or limits.

It's as scary as it sounds. Luckily, we know what it takes to defeat it: you.

Tell your member of Congress that you oppose CISPA and you want your privacy protected.

I was very proud of how quickly and strongly you and the ACLU community rallied around SOPA and were able to defeat that legislation. We need that energy again.

Let's make sure they hear us loud and clear: We oppose giving the government and military agencies unlimited access to our private information and we won’t let it stand.

Protect your privacy. Tell your member of Congress to oppose CISPA today.

Thanks for taking action,

Laura W. Murphy
Director, ACLU Washington Office

Congress expects the general public whose appropriate outcry against the unconstitutional SOPA and PIPA (The Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act) bills would grow bored with the issue by bringing up an all too vague and dangerous bill called CISPA.

This too needs to be stopped.

Here's the ACLU's online petition:

Or contact your member of Congress please and tell them to stop with these dangerous attempts at legalizing cyber spying.
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Lustig Andrei
Reply Wed 18 Apr, 2012 12:44 pm
e-mail to my Congressman sent, thx to ACLU's expeditious aid.
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Reply Mon 30 Apr, 2012 10:58 am

Electronic Frontier Foundation

April 26, 2012 | By Rainey Reitman
EFF Condemns CISPA, Vows to Take Fight to the Senate

Hours ago, the House of Representatives voted to approve the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), a bill that would allow companies to bypass all existing privacy law to spy on communications and pass sensitive user data to the government. EFF condemns the vote in the House and vows to continue the fight in the Senate.

"As the Senate takes up the issue of cybersecurity in the coming weeks, civil liberties will be a central issue. We must do everything within our power to safeguard the privacy rights of individual Internet users and ensure that Congress does not sacrifice those rights in a rush to pass vaguely-worded cybersecurity bills," said Lee Tien, EFF Senior Staff Attorney.

"Hundreds of thousands of Internet users spoke out against this bill, and their numbers will only grow as we move this debate to the Senate. We will not stand idly by as the basic freedoms to read and speak online without the shadow of government surveillance are endangered by such overbroad legislative proposals," said Rainey Reitman, EFF Activism Director.

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Reply Mon 22 Apr, 2013 07:50 am
Almost a year later and CISPA has passed the house vote. Scary stuff is buried in this vague overencompassing/overreaching law.
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