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CISPA's Author Has Another Privacy-Killing Bill To Pass Before He Retires 138

Posted by Soulskill
from the get-while-the-gettin's-good dept.
Daniel_Stuckey writes: "You might remember House Intelligence Chair Mike Rogers, a Republican from Michigan, from his lovely, universally-hated CISPA cybersecurity bill that would have allowed nearly seamless information sharing between companies and the federal government. You might also remember him from his c'est la vie attitude towards civil liberties in general. Well, we've got some good news and some bad news: Rogers announced today that he won't seek re-election and is instead retiring from politics to start a conservative talk radio show on Cumulus. The bad news? He's got at least one terrible, civil liberties-killing bill to try to push through Congress before he goes. Like CISPA, the newly introduced 'FISA Transparency and Modernization Act,' seeks to make it easier for the federal government to get your information from companies."
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CISPA's Author Has Another Privacy-Killing Bill To Pass Before He Retires

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  • Re:Republican (Score:3, Interesting)

    by fustakrakich (1673220) on Friday March 28, 2014 @03:28PM (#46605511) Journal

    Damn right! The republicans are always clamoring for "limited" government. We should hold them to it.

  • by Jason Levine (196982) on Friday March 28, 2014 @04:16PM (#46605865)

    For three reasons:

    1) Each party is actually in favor of reducing government but in different areas. So Party A decries Party B's expansion of government into area X while themselves increasing government in area Y. And vice versa.

    2) When someone is trying to get into government, they rail about how government is the problem. Once they get into the government, though, they don't want to give up that power. So they instead try to use that power to "solve problems." Thus more government intrusion in our lives. (Which they will continue to campaign against. See #3.)

    3) What a politician campaigns for/against and what they are actually going to do when the vote rolls around are two very different things. Sometimes they might align, but all too often they will be highly different.

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