April 26th, 2012, 09:43 PM #1
Cispa passes - last amendments remove more privacy protections.
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Cybersecurity crime is defined as any crime involving network disruption or hacking, plus any violation of the CFAA.
The government would be able to search information it collects under CISPA for the purposes of investigating American citizens with complete immunity from all privacy protections as long as they can claim someone committed a "cybersecurity crime". Basically it says the 4th Amendment does not apply online, at all. Moreover, the government could do whatever it wants with the data as long as it can claim that someone was in danger of bodily harm, or that children were somehow threatened—again, notwithstanding absolutely any other law that would normally limit the government's power.
CISPA is now a completely unsupportable bill that rewrites (and effectively eliminates) all privacy laws for any situation that involves a computer. Far from the defense against malevolent foreign entities that the bill was described as by its authors, it is now an explicit attack on the freedoms of every American.They say technology slows down for no one. I know it outruns my wallet. I figure its because my wallet isn't light enough yet.
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April 26th, 2012, 11:49 PM #2
"It is now an explicit attack on the freedoms of every American."
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April 27th, 2012, 12:39 PM #3
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The good news is bills like this actually do place limits. The fact is, since 9/11, the intelligence community has gotten a blank check and has been syphoning information from citizens with no restrictions at all. Bills like this at least spell out what they are doing so people are aware.
But yes, it's a horrible bill. The important thing to do after this is defeated is to get the intelligence community back under control, end the PATRIOT Act, and restore the 70's era privacy restrictions that had been in place.Good job, friend-of-friends!
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