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Cispa!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by sonofjay, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. sonofjay

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    Hey guys I receive an email from avaaz, the site who defended us from SOPA by asking people around the world to sign their petition on the web. Last time we hit 3,000,000 to junk sopa, but today we face another threat... CISPA. Here is the e-mail they send me.


    Dear friends,



    Right now, over 100 Members of the US Congress are trying to sneak through a bill that would let them spy on every Internet user without a warrant. CISPA is their third attempt to rebrand their attack on global Internet freedom. Our massive outcry helped beat SOPA and PIPA, let's save the Internet again:


    Right now, the US Congress is sneaking in a new law that gives them big brother spy powers over the entire web -- and they're hoping the world won't notice. We helped stop their Net attack last time, let's do it again.

    Over 100 Members of Congress are backing a bill (CISPA) that would give private companies and the US government the right to spy on any of us at any time for as long as they want without a warrant. This is the third time the US Congress has tried to attack our Internet freedom. But we helped beat SOPA, and PIPA -- and now we can beat this new Big Brother law.

    Our global outcry has played a leading role in protecting the Internet from governments eager to monitor and control what we do online. Let's stand together once again -- and beat this law for good. Sign the petition then forward to everyone who uses the Internet:

    http://www.avaaz.org/en/stop_cispa/?vl

    Under the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), if a cyber threat is even suspected, companies we use to access the Internet will have the right to collect information on our activities, share that with the government, refuse to notify us that we are being watched and then use a blanket immunity clause to protect themselves from being sued for violation of privacy or any other illegal action. It's a crazy destruction of the privacy we all rely on in our everyday emails, Skype chats, web searches and more.

    But we know that the US Congress is afraid of the world's response. This is the third time they have tried to rebrand their attempt to attack our Internet freedom and push it through under the radar, each time changing the law's name and hoping citizens would be asleep at the wheel. Already, Internet rights groups like the Electronic Frontier Foundation have condemned the bill for its interference with basic privacy rights -- now it's time for us to speak out.

    Sign the petition to Congress opposing CISPA. When we reach 250,000 signers our call will be delivered to each of the 100 US Representatives backing the bill:

    http://www.avaaz.org/en/stop_cispa/?vl

    Internet freedom faces threats everyday from governments around the world -- but the US is best placed to attack the rights of Internet users because so much of the Net's infrastructure is located there. Our movement has, time and time again, proven that global public opinion can help beat back US threats to our Net. Let's do it again.

    With hope,

    Emma, Rewan, Ricken, Antonia, Lisa, Morgan, Mia, Pascal and the entire Avaaz team

    C'mon guys I hope hive support this, cause CISPA is also a threat on hive. At the moment we have 32,000+ and counting people supporting this petition, and I hope you people here sign too.
     
  2. MGCǂSpectre

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    This is already done in the way the internet works - the hosts or owners of servers like google for example know which IP address used what search tags, what you downloaded from torrents, what you even say against the government - if they wish they already have access to who posted what.

    I wonder who in the Congress is bitching about getting even more money than the modest millions they already have. Don' worry the Anonymous (hackers) will hack the government again.

    I am btw not against a certain degree of censorship - like closing sites that contain complete and reckless lies about people and that are just taking space on the internet 'because everyone has freedom to post whatever they want'. But this is not the case. since this once is about spying.
     
  3. Animalpower

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    Will it affect Europe. I think it will not. It will affect only American internet freedom. But sites that are American are threatened I think. American government should not be given privilege to control internet.
     
  4. Realin

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    A update on CISPA

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u15_YVXprrQ&feature=youtu.be
     
  5. En_Fuego

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    a) This is about as entertaining as a post on r/politics

    b) who cares?
     
  6. LordDz

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    Can't they choose any more discreet names? Like potatoes or something like that.
     
  7. trolman

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    You know they still do it witouth asking right?Also these things are getting annoying and i feel the whole thing is just KONY 2012. I really dont care...