ACTION ALERT: CISPA 1.0 to CISPA 2.0
Yes, the Internet Freedom crushing legislation is back!
First, if you do not have this information saved, written down, printed out, etc, please do it now. You will want to be making some phone calls again. (Side note to the planners of this past MO GOP Lincoln Days event: When you hold a Grassroots Activism forum, it would be useful to actually provide the attendees with something useful for activism efforts, have forum leaders from the new GOP committee not patronize the activists in the audience, and have ones that actually take serious note of suggestions of what they are telling you ~ especially those from the black community! This was definitely not the highlight of the event for me. Kevin Jackson on the other hand.. wow!)
- Contact info for elected officials: http://www.contactingthecongress.org/ , http://www.usa.gov/Contact.shtml
- Contact Your Governor: http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Governors.shtml
- Contact your Attorney General: http://consumerfraudreporting.org/stateattorneygenerallist.php
- Send Free Faxes and Emails: http://capwiz.com/caps/dbq/officials/, http://www.congress.org/congressorg/home/
- Tweet elected officials: http://www.integralcare.org/?nd=tweet , http://tweetcongress.org/
Click ==> here <== for my post from last year. Note how a gun control amendment was slipped in last time. I expect no less from Congress this time around as well.
CISPA sponsor Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger stated at a hearing this week that he didn’t see any reason why businesses needed to hide your personal data from the government. Let me stop here and a throw up a little bit on that one.
Rolling Stone says that with CISPA 2.0, “Congress is trying to kill Internet privacy again.”
Go here to access a petition site – yes, I realize this is from Demand Progress, but I think we are all adults here. Sometimes we CAN agree on issues!
Privacy is Non-negotiable: Tell congress to oppose CISPA 2.0
CISPA is back.
Last year, our collective efforts helped put a stop to one of the gravest threats to online privacy and internet freedom we have ever seen — The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act.
The bill grants companies unprecedented power to obtain users’ personal information (such as from private communications) and to disclose that data to the government without a warrant — including sending data to the National Security Agency.
This week, CISPA was reintroduced in the House of Representatives.
And the new bill has the very same dangerous problems as last year’s version. CISPA 2.0 would grant immunity to private companies who share your data with other companies, private agencies, and the government*.
And CISPA permits the use of your personal data for reasons completely unrelated to cybersecurity.
Now, as before, we cannot sacrifice our hard-won liberties and privacy rights in the pursuit of a misguided and overbroad conception of “security.”
We need your help.
* Last go around, The Franken Amendment removed Section 701 from the S 3414. The section would provide companies with the explicit right to monitor private user communications and engage in countermeasures. The Wyden Amendment requires law enforcement officials to procure a warrant before obtaining location data from a person’s cell phone, laptop or other gadgets.
Thought those domestic for-your-own-protection drones coming soon would be easy to spot?
Think again, folks! Scary bird-sized spying drones