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    CISPA passes the House of Representatives

    ZenZen Member
    edited April 2013 in General

    We’ve done it again: Today the House of Representatives passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) with 288 votes in favor besting 127 votes opposed. Eighteen representatives abstained.

    Read: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2013/apr/18/house-representatives-cispa-cybersecurity-democrats

    Discuss!

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    Comments

    • I read about this earlier today. This is not good news for anyone if it gets passed into law.

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    • johnjohn Member

      Let's hope the Senate votes differently.

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    • bnmklbnmkl Member

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    • jarjar Provider
      edited April 2013

      Still has hurdles, but I don't expect Obama to veto it unless people throw a really big fit. So get ready to throw a fit. The only way he'll strike down more power to the federal government is if he thinks first that it will make him look bad, and second that the media won't help him cover it up by just not talking about it. If he's serious in his threat, Reid won't let it get past the senate.

    • marcmmarcm Member

      One would think that with all the problems in the US today, never mind the rest of the world, our government would have better things to do than worry about who torrents what... this is so frustrating...
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    • You all knew this would come eventually

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    • MaouniqueMaounique Member
      edited April 2013

      @marcm said: who torrents what

      As we all know this is never about torrenting but about fighting child porn, terrorism and other threats that privacy is creating loopholes for to thrive on the internet.
      After this is done as well as mobile phone surveillance and all phone automatic surveillance implemented, the next step will be warrantless search on the street, workplace and, finally, after some struggle, home.
      It will be harder when the police will try to obtain the right to shoot people on hunches in the name of public safety but with the amount of "evidence" the surveillance will gather, it will be easy to "prove" the guy was at least some sort "librul" activist, enemy of the people or used some outlawed encryption, so, even if it was not enough to shoot him, the "solution" found on the spot prevented more prison overcrowding.

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    • marcmmarcm Member

      @Maounique said: It will be harder when the police will try to obtain the right to shoot people on hunches in the name of public safety...

      Right, thanks God you don't live in the US...

    • ZenZen Member

      @marcm said: Right, thanks God you don't live in the US...

      Not commenting there, people can get carried away or be passionate but you shouldn't criticize them in in place of possible ignorance.

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    • marcmmarcm Member

      @Zen said: Not commenting there, people can get carried away or be passionate but you shouldn't criticize them in in place of possible ignorance.

      @Zen It was just a slim line of sarcasm towards @Maounique's overreaction. This is my coping mechanism when I seen BS like CISPA: I'm trying to somehow make a joke or break out the sarcasm. It's not meant to be negative in any way towards anyone here.

    • RophRoph Member

      Your representatives haven't really represented you for quite a while, have they?

    • jarjar Provider
      edited April 2013

      @Roph said: Your representatives haven't really represented you for quite a while, have they?

      Isn't that how it always goes? The ones complaining always feel that they aren't represented. In every decision that has supporters and protestors, you will have winners and losers. You will have people who feel that they are being adequately represented and people who feel betrayed. Rest assured that only one of those two is going to stand up and complain about it.

      I'm not saying that a vocal minority isn't right, just that in the end someone has to make decisions and not stand around talking about it all day. Someone will always feel betrayed. Such will be the burden of every gathering of people for common goals until the end of time. Only when a strong majority stands against and finds themselves completely ignored shall we consider our voice unheard and our representation in need of overthrowing. Personally, I don't think we're there.

      Sorry for the politics. Tried to keep it neutral and opinion free.

    • marcmmarcm Member

      @Roph - Where do you live?

    • bnmklbnmkl Member

      lol @marcm.

      If someone actually done that, I would like to find out what they typed and frame it as the ultimate frustration definition.

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    • So what is CISPA and why should i care about it?

    • GaNiGaNi Member
      edited April 2013

      @gsrdgrdghd said: So what is CISPA and why should i care about it?

      US based Internet Providers can acquire your private information for no reason.

    • I wrote a bit about CISPA here, but yeah in general it's a disaster that this has passed. We can still hope that Obama veto's it but if it gets through as is then it's a sad day for personal freedom and privacy.

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    • @GaNi said: US based Internet Providers can acquire your private information for no reason.

      As far as i'm aware the US can do whatever they want with any of my data that is stored on US servers/by US companies anyway

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