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

Posted by Soulskill
from the i-blame-easter dept.
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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  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 29, 2014 @04:21PM (#46872555)

    They will simply continue to refluff the bill and push it on us again and again until it passes.

    The US government is a corrupt oligarchy and needs to be torn down.

  • Surprise! (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 29, 2014 @04:22PM (#46872565)

    Oh, look, Feinstein is once again taking action to fuck over the populace while positioning herself (and friends) in the elite ruling class.

    Isn't that shocking?

  • by BiIl_the_Engineer (3618863) on Tuesday April 29, 2014 @05:36PM (#46873241)

    There are certainly a lot of RINOs and DINOs. The problem with terms like these is that they make it seem as if the parties aren't filled with these scumbags, but they are; the parties themselves are evil. This isn't just a few people; it's the entire parties.

  • by mellon (7048) on Tuesday April 29, 2014 @06:01PM (#46873433) Homepage

    Or, instead, here's a thought: go find out if your senator is on the Senate Intelligence Committee [wikipedia.org]. If so, call them and tell them you don't want the bill to get out of committee. Explain why. Extra credit: go read TFA so that you know why before calling. But if you don't want to do that, you can always just tell the staffer that you don't like the bill. Make sure you don't identify it as "CISPA" since that's not its current name.

  • by Jane Q. Public (1010737) on Tuesday April 29, 2014 @08:18PM (#46874415)

    As a Representative of her constituents, mind telling me just what in the FUCK she thinks she's doing?

    I would like to know too. But let me ask you: when was the last time your elected representatives actually represented you?

    I am in contact with my Senator and Congresspeople regularly. Usually (especially in the case of the Democrats) in response I get a form letter telling me thanks for my interest but this is why they're going to do whatever the hell they want to do anyway.

    I strongly suggest starting at the bottom and working up. Your State legislature is much more likely to listen to reason. Once you get them whipped into shape, start working on the Federal.

    (Actually, work on them both. But concentrate on the bottom first, because that's the way it's going to change.)

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