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Thu Apr 18, 2013, 06:32 PM

 

CISPA passes House vote, faces Senate and possible veto

Source: NBC News

CISPA, the controversial bill intended to let Internet companies share information about users more freely with the government, has been passed by the House of Representatives. The bill has been touched up since its first appearance last year, but many remain suspicious after what they view as years of misguided tech legislation. Both outside critics and the White House have said CISPA is fundamentally unsound.

Lawmakers are seen as being out of touch with the realities of technology and the Internet, as widespread protest last year of bills like SOPA and PIPA attests. It comes as no surprise, then, that a bill derided by privacy advocates last year should face similar opposition when it is brought back now with only minor changes.

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act is meant to let Internet companies share information with the government for cybersecurity purposes. A company like Facebook or Twitter, for instance, may have info the government wants, like when a user logged in or where they were at a certain time.

The bill would facilitate sharing that data, but many believe it throws privacy protections out the window in the process. Critics say it amounts to the government deputizing private companies to do their surveillance for them.

Read more: http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/technolog/cispa-passes-house-vote-faces-senate-possible-veto-1C9357282

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 06:36 PM

1. for sociopaths

who support small government they certainly embrace intrusive government.

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Response to florida08 (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 19, 2013, 07:23 AM

11. There is still a neo-con majority in the House

 

The hard-core tea baggers all voted no. Sadly, nearly half of Democrats voted yes.

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 06:39 PM

2. Can the internet SELL any/all of the SAME information about me that CISPA is trying to make

available to the government?

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 06:41 PM

3. FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 117 - Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

 

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 06:44 PM

4. What if the sites you love (DU) were turned against you.

 

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Response to Paul E Ester (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 07:00 PM

5. Can those sites SELL any and all of my information to ANYONE in the world who wishes to buy it? nt

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Response to Paul E Ester (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 07:43 PM

8. I contacted my senators.

Everyone needs to contact their senators and tell them to vote no on CISPA.

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 07:19 PM

6. Rights

Where are all asshole repukicans that talk about personal freedoms.

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 07:25 PM

7. SO this passes the House BUT the Gun control act in the Senate fails?'

Oh yeah I forgot they are representatives of the people who voted them into office.

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 10:20 PM

9. Deja vu all over again: House passes bad CISPA bill

 

Almost exactly one year ago, the House of Representatives passed overreaching cybersecurity legislation. Thursday, they did it again, passing essentially the same bad bill, 288-127.

This bill would trump all other privacy laws, all of the other protections the government has established for keeping personally identifiable and sensitive data—financial records, medical records, communication—private. Companies could share any and all of your information with the government in the name of national security, and there's nothing you could do about it. It was a bad bill last year, and it's a bad bill now. That's why the White House has threatened to veto this legislation, just like they did last year. (Yes, House Republican leadership are slow learners.)

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/04/18/1202932/-Deja-vu-all-over-again-House-passes-bad-CISPA-bill

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2013, 06:54 AM

10. ...

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2013, 08:38 AM

12. Anyone know if Reid can opt not to bring it to the floor?

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2013, 08:50 AM

13. I am so disgusted my so-called Democratic congressman voted for this.

 

Just sent him an email (for all the good it'll do).

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2013, 10:19 AM

14. Unfortunate

It's not really a left-right issue but more of an authoritarian-libertarian issue. Unfortunately there are plenty of authoritarians in both parties who like bills like this.

Could be we'll be cheering for the filibuster when this comes up in the Senate.

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