CISPA, Your internet privacy is being taken away due to this bill.(7 posts)
This law failed to pass last year, and may not even come up for a vote in the Senate this year. And even if it passes there (it won't) it will get vetoed by the President:
What about this?
That's the House. The Senate is a different animal, with Democrats (Obama's party) in the majority. And they have been warned that the President would veto the bill if it came to his desk in its current form. This is shaping up to go exactly as it did last year: passed in the House, died in the Senate under veto threat.
The amount of money being put behind passing CISPA is insane compared to the amount of money being used by people trying to veto it...
I'm not saying it will pass, but it only takes a certain event or trigger to suddenly 're-awaken' something like CISPA, especially with the hugely high profile backing.
It is a huge worry in the future.
If you'd have told me 20 years ago CCTV would be everywhere and I would have to pass through 'nude scanners' at the airport, I would have said bullshit...
Now look at the state of things on a global level.
I'm sure a variation of this law will pass after a manufactured 'event' where the people themselves are asking for more control of the Internet to be handed over to companies / government.
Same deal with national security / patriot act basically, only with your browsing rights.
I think the first thing that will pass is the remote ability to take control of websites and close them down, that would seem a logical / shitty place to start.
Lol, that article just says; 'in its present form it won't pass...'
Things can change very quickly, believe me! :)
Look at the way the security laws have changed over the last few years... They are passing all sorts of wacky stuff that would never had been possible before...
Same with his bill. In fact, they are very interlinked.
We don't need manufactured events to get things like this passed. The Boston Marathon bombing would do nicely. "People" aren't trying to veto this. Only one person can do that, the US President, and he already said that's exactly what he's going to do if this bill gets through the Senate and ends up on his desk. (Usually when that happens, the Senate just lets the bill die. They won't even vote on it.) Sure the bill can be changed, but if done correctly, that's exactly what's needed. I am not opposed to strong cyber-security. I'm opposed to legalized lack of accountability for unwarranted privacy violations and searches--in effect, circumventing the 4th Amendment--which CISPA *in its current form* would allow.
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