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May 05 2012

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Ricken Patel on the freedom of the web: 'We need to move from the defensive to the offensive' | Technology | guardian.co.uk
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CNET learns the FBI is quietly pushing its plan to force surveillance backdoors on social networks, VoIP, and Web e-mail providers, and that the bureau is asking Internet companies not to oppose a law making those backdoors mandatory.

May 04 2012

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12:21
Now, with CISPA, the clampdown on Internet freedom comes in the guise of a bill aimed at cyber terrorism that should give Internet entrepreneurs - and all business leaders - nightmares. And yet, this time, major Internet and technology companies, including Facebook and Microsoft, supported the bill, on the grounds that it would create a clear procedure for handling government requests for information. Microsoft, at least, belatedly dropped its support after recognising that the law would allow the US government to force any Internet business to hand over information about its users' online activities.

April 26 2012

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23:09
The problem with this sort of blank check "notwithstanding" clause is that even if the people who write the law have only good intentions, it provides substantial legal cover to others who might not. Given the amount of sharing that already takes place between corporations and government institutions, there's simply no need to give investigators the right to invade the privacy of any citizen at will--not when such a privilege could so obviously be abused.
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The US House will be voting on CISPA on Friday. With President Obama threatening to veto the bill if it reaches his desk unamended, the tech companies in support of this bill are becoming increasingly isolated. If we can peel them off, it's unlikely CISPA will pass unless radically altered.

The next 24 hours will be critical. Use the buttons to the right to email your friends and family, or to share on Twitter, Facebook,and Tumblr.

Reposted bycyberdemonskuxy

April 23 2012

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April 17 2012

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Digital Journal recently reported on CISPA, the official title of this controversial act being H.R. 3523, and that it is feared that CISPA is far worse than SOPA and PIPA in its possible effects on the Internet. Now Demand Progress is reporting that, despite his remarks recently about protecting privacy and the free internet, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook is actually in support of the act.
Facebook supports cispa
Demand Progress
Facebook supports CISPA
Facebook has signed on in support of CISPA, the new bill which would potentially let ISPs block websites, cut off users accused of piracy and give the military broad new abilities to spy on the internet. The Center for Democracy and Technology has said, "CISPA has a very broad, almost unlimited definition of the information that can be shared with government agencies and it supersedes all other privacy laws." It is suggested that internet users visit their web page to find out more about CISPA. According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation: "An ISP could even interpret this bill as allowing them to block accounts believed to be infringing, block access to websites like The Pirate Bay believed to carry infringing content, or take other measures provided they claimed it was motivated by cybersecurity concerns."
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg supports CISPA? (updated with video)
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Dear AT&T, Facebook, Microsoft, Verizon, and all the companies supporting CISPA,

We believe that cyber security is important, but it should not come at the expense of our civil liberties. As your users, and because we value our privacy, we urge you to stand up for our rights and drop your support of the the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act.

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16:17
What is Facebook thinking?  They've signed on in support of CISPA -- the new bill that would obliterate online privacy, give the military crazy new abilities to spy on the Internet, and potentially let ISPs block sites and cut off users accused of piracy.

April 10 2012

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22:05

CISPA Is The New SOPA: Help Kill It

Here's their next move: The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, would obliterate any semblance of online privacy in the United States.  It's up for a vote later this month.

CISPA would provide a victory for content owners who were shell-shocked by the unprecedented outpouring of activism in opposition to SOPA and Internet censorship.

March 30 2012

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March 03 2012

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Play fullscreen
Michael Geist at the European Parliament INTA Workshop on ACTA 01.03.2012 - YouTube
Tags: sopa pipa acta

March 02 2012

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January 30 2012

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