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

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 PortHaven ( 242123 ) on Tuesday April 29, 2014 @05:21PM (#46872551) Homepage

    On May 5th, 9pm EST....let's all think of Diane Fienstein dying of a natural cause. And see if thoughts actually influence the universe.

  • by DigiShaman ( 671371 ) on Tuesday April 29, 2014 @05:27PM (#46872631) Homepage

    May 5th, 9pm EST, I will be praying to God to deliver justice upon her and people like her. Let Him decide her fate.

  • Eternal Vigilance (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Tokolosh ( 1256448 ) on Tuesday April 29, 2014 @05:35PM (#46872709)

    Agree with them or not, the NRA knows what is needed to protect their favorite amendment.

    We need to adopt similar structures and systems. To me, the EFF is a good rallying point, so I urge you to give all the support you can. I say, without irony, "Think of your children."

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 29, 2014 @07:10PM (#46873507)

    Subject: CISPA version 3.0 - Also known as Feinstien's CISA

    Right now, Senator Feinstien (D-CA) and Sen. Chambliss (R-GA) are currently circulating around a "discussion draft" of a bill called "Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014." This is just as bad for civil liberties as the original CISPA - the Cybersecurity Information Sharing and Protection Act - and I would appreciate it, assuming that this bill actually makes it out of comittee, if you were to vote against it. Please remember that every vote you make influences our civil rights, and give or denies political currency to those who wish to curtail them. This bill will attract national and international attention from those people, both allies and enemies of the United States, who wish to justify the suppression of the rights of others. If, by allowing this bill to pass, we create an environment where neither the Bill of Rights or the Constitution are respected in the digital realm, what is to prevent future politicians from pointing at CISA and saying "Oh.. look, these politicians did it here, so we can get away with doing worse here" in the physical realm. CISA basically brings the concepts of "guilt by association," "wiretaps everywhere," "constructive prosecution," and "ubiquitous permanent surveillance" from NSA's Big Data (Facebook, Twitter, etc) wish-list to actuality. The security, privacy, and rights of future generations of American, and likely the world's, citizens are in your hands. Please be as vigilant in defending our rights as you are with yours.

  • Thank you, US (Score:5, Interesting)

    by johanw ( 1001493 ) on Wednesday April 30, 2014 @05:08AM (#46876363)

    For destroying your own cloud industry and giving companies in other countries a better market. I hear already commercials each morning on the radio when I drive to work about a local Dutch company (KPN) advertizing their cloud because no forieghn governments have access to it.

    Cisco and Juniper will be pleased too when they find that more customers move to Huawei. At least the Chinese are not interested in "regime changes" in other countries.

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