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The Return of CISPA 97

Posted by Soulskill
from the second-verse-same-as-the-first dept.
Presto Vivace sends this news from the Hill: "House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) and ranking member Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.) said Friday that they plan to re-introduce the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) next week during a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. The bill is aimed at improving information-sharing about cyber threats between government and industry so cyberattacks can be thwarted in real time. ... It would also encourage companies to share anonymous cyber-threat information with one another, and provide liability protection for businesses so they don't get hit with legal action for sharing data about cyber threats. " You may recall CISPA from last year, when it was hailed as being even worse than SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act. We discussed why it was a bad bill back then; the new version is reportedly identical, so all of the same reasons will apply. The bill stalled last year against White House plans to veto it. Congressman Rogers said this about privacy fears: "We're talking about exchanging packets of information, zeroes and ones, if you will, one hundred millions times a second. So some notion that this is a horrible invasion of content reading is wrong. It is not even close to that." Don't worry folks; it's just zeroes and ones.
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The Return of CISPA

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  • by Virtucon (127420) on Friday February 08, 2013 @06:12PM (#42837919)

    http://mikerogers.house.gov/legislation/sponsoredbills.htm [house.gov]

    The only thing this guy has sponsored and has become law are re authorization of the Patriot Act and two Funding actions for National Intelligence.

    1. H.R.67 : To extend expiring provisions of the USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005 and Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 until February 29, 2012.
    Sponsor: Rep Rogers, Mike J. [MI-8] (introduced 1/5/2011) Cosponsors (None)
    Committees: House Judiciary; House Intelligence (Permanent Select)
    Latest Major Action: 1/24/2011 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
    Note: For further action, see H.R.514 , which became Public Law 112-3 on 2/25/2011.

    3. H.R.754 : Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011
    Sponsor: Rep Rogers, Mike J. [MI-8] (introduced 2/17/2011) Cosponsors (None)
    Committees: House Intelligence (Permanent Select)
    House Reports: 112-72
    Latest Major Action: Became Public Law No: 112-18 [GPO: Text, PDF]

    7. H.R.1892 : Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
    Sponsor: Rep Rogers, Mike J. [MI-8] (introduced 5/13/2011) Cosponsors (None)
    Committees: House Intelligence (Permanent Select)
    House Reports: 112-197
    Latest Major Action: Became Public Law No: 112-87 [GPO: Text, PDF]

    This guy is in bed with the NSA and the CIA, that's where the legislation came from. He thinks that spying on Americans is the best way to protect us from all those folks in the Middle East and China. I think he's a cross between J. Edgar Hoover and Jack Valenti. Also don't forget who's in charge of the MPAA now, good old Chris Dodd [mpaa.org]. The stench is all around on this one folks.

  • B.S. (Score:5, Informative)

    by 7-Vodka (195504) on Friday February 08, 2013 @06:53PM (#42838425) Journal

    The bill stalled last year against White House plans to veto it.

    Bull-Fucking-shit.
    You might recall a bill called the NDAA of 2012. The NDAA is passed every year to authorize funding of military action and this one was a real doozy because sneaked into this one was for the first time codified law that intends to allow the government to secretly and indefinitely detain anyone [wikipedia.org] without ANY due process.

    Some real fucked up communist shit, the Stazi [wikipedia.org] would be proud of.

    If you were paying attention you will also remember that the White House said for months it would veto this bill because of the indefinite detention sections. In the end, obama signed this piece of filth into law on new years eve, when Americans were more than nominally uncaring, unwatching and ignorant.

    Shocked? Well hold on to your panties because it also became apparent that the White House was secretly pressuring the authors of the bill to include the indefinite detention section [youtube.com] and telling them in secret that they would veto the bill if it came to them without indefinite detention or if there was clarification that excluded it's application to Americans. The exact opposite of what they were telling the public.

    I warn you now. Do not put your faith in White House lies about using veto on authoritarian bills. They will sign them.

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