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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Facebook and CISPA

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Like SOPA (which Facebook opposed), CISPA is a major threat to internet freedom and gives the government --- or more specifically and disturbingly, the military --- broad power to track, control, and share almost all of your online information without the use of a warrant. They could even block access to websites, or cut off internet connections altogether when the Government feels the need to control events.

petition:
http://sumofus.org/campaigns/cispa/

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More Information:
"Cyber Intelligence Bill Threatens Privacy and Civilian Control", The Center for Democracy & Technology, December 2011
https://www.cdt.org/blogs/greg-nojeim/112cyber-intelligence-bill-threatens-privacy-and-civilian-control

"Cybersecurity Bill FAQ: The Disturbing Privacy Dangers in CISPA and How To Stop It", The Electronic Frontier Foundation, April 2012
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/04/cybersecurity-bill-faq-disturbing-privacy-dangers-cispa-and-how-you-stop-it