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You thought SOPA was bad? Think again.. this one is a doozy

Barely after the collective Internet breathed a sigh of relief over the shelving of SOPA and PIPA, the US Congress is back with CISPA ? a bill that could have even more far reaching consequences on online privacy and the freedom of the Internet.

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) allows companies to collect information about people and give it to the US government in the name of cyber security. The main problem with the bill is that it is so broad it can even lead to companies and the government monitoring and censoring what people say.

According to the digital right website Electronic Frontier Foundation, what this means is that ?a company like Google, Facebook or Twitter could intercept your emails and text messages, send copies to one another and to the government, and modify those communications or prevent them from reaching their destination if it fits into their plan to stop cybersecurity threats.?

A spokesperson for the US based Centre for Democracy and Technology said that what is of major concern is the fact that CISPA is extremely vast in terms of the types of information it will allow the government to receive. She also said that the bill would create a vast hole in all existing privacy laws and could be used as a back door wire tapper of sorts.

Electronic Frontier Foundation says that CISPA uses such sweeping language that it would give companies and the government new powers to monitor and censor communications for copyright infringement. It could also be a powerful weapon to use against whistleblower websites like WikiLeaks.

More here: http://www.firstpost...opa-268824.html

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Shutting down wikileaks well at least it's got one good thing going for it.

The website was set up to show the public how corrupt the governments are and to prove things like Bush was behind 911, war for oil, UFOs, captured aliens but they have not come up with anything more than the odd frank conversation.

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Seriously internet is a threat to the propaganda and lies of television ;) Isn't it funny how they rush with all the bills back and forth trying to take over it?

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Since it's USA only, I personally don't give a hoot. However the more they oppress their citizens, the faster they can get on with their second revolution which is way overdue.

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Well i'd say that it doesn't matter that it is only USA - remember how they jumped to acta after the us sopa failure? If this passes in the us - it will be forced to happen in europe ;)

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Wikileaks should be shut down.

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more and more things like this. The more ppl on the net, the more they want to control it

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Wikileaks should be shut down.

Why exactly? For exposing corruption and government's shady business?

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unless it has to do with child abuse of any kind NO WEBSITE MUST BE SHUT DOWN ...

actually ... if packets are encrypted, can they do anything about it?

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Before long people in China will have more freedom than people in the US.

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Before long people in China will have more freedom than people in the US.

Well for a little bit - then the EU will jump to the same level, anyway, i hope this stuff doesn't pass - or it will be the end of the free internet as we know it.... Oh well time to take people's rights away as we fight piracy and stuff :D

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