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CISPA 3.0: the Senate's New Bill As Bad As Ever 132

Posted by Soulskill
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Daniel_Stuckey writes: "CISPA is back for a third time—it has lost the 'P,' but it's just as bad for civil liberties as ever. The Senate Intelligence Committee is considering a new cybersecurity bill that contains many of the provisions that civil liberties groups hated about the Cybersecurity Information Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). Most notably, under the proposed bill companies could not be sued for incorrectly sharing too much customer information with the federal government, and broad law enforcement sharing could allow for the creation of backdoor wiretaps. The bill, called the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014, was written by Senate Intelligence Chair Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) and is currently circulating around the committee right now but has not yet been introduced. Right now, the bill is only a 'discussion draft,' and the committee is still looking to make revisions to the bill before it is officially introduced."
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CISPA 3.0: the Senate's New Bill As Bad As Ever

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  • Re:Sorry, Mr. Becket (Score:5, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 29, 2014 @05:48PM (#46872835)

    I've never voted for her since I don't share her views.

    Sharing.

    There's that word again.

    "I am working with Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) on bipartisan legislation to facilitate the sharing of cyber related information among companies and with the government and to provide protection from liability,"

    I see it a lot in marketingspeak too. "This is how we share your private information with our marketing affiliates..."

    Why is it when individuals share the secrets of governments and corporations amongst themselves, it's "stealing" or "leaking," but when governments and corporations steal and resell our secrets to each other, it's called "sharing?"

    Orwell would be proud in more ways than one. Difi doubleplusgood duckspeak blackwhite doublethink.

  • Re:Sorry, Mr. Becket (Score:3, Informative)

    by erichill (583191) <eric@stochastic.com> on Tuesday April 29, 2014 @06:11PM (#46873025) Homepage
    I'd vote for a viable alternative in a heartbeat. Not only is she somehow beholden to the state security apparatus, she also does whatever Big Content wants. She's definitely in with, if not one of, the oligarchs.
  • by Jane Q. Public (1010737) on Tuesday April 29, 2014 @09:11PM (#46874371)

    I don't steal mp3's, I share them. Not saying it's right, just that it's so.

    No, it isn't.

    Copying and downloading have NEVER been "theft", according to U.S. law.

    Further, you want to see how the copyright owners treat the content creators? [techdirt.com]

    Before you start making arguments about ethics and karma, maybe you should make sure you're on the right side of said argument.

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