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Worse than SOPA? CISPA to censor Web in name of cybersecurity

Posted By yihan On April 4, 2012 @ 9:20 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

RussiaToday [1]
Wednesday, April 4, 2012

An onrush of condemnation and criticism kept the SOPA and PIPA acts from passing earlier this year, but US lawmakers have already authored another authoritarian bill that could give them free reign to creep the Web in the name of cybersecurity. A piece of legislation dubbed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (or CISPA for short), has been created under the guise of being a necessary implement in America’s war against cyberattacks.

Kendall Burman of the Center for Democracy and Technology tells RT that Congress is currently considering a number of cybersecurity bills that could eventually be voted into law, but for the group that largely advocates an open Internet, she warns that provisions within CISPA are reason to worry over what the realities could be if it ends up on the desk of President Barack Obama.


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[1] RussiaToday: http://www.youtube.com/user/RussiaToday

[2] SOPA mutates into much worse CISPA, the latest threat to internet free speech: http://www.prisonplanet.com/sopa-mutates-into-much-worse-cispa-the-latest-threat-to-internet-free-speech.html

[3] Activists plan week of protests against new House cybersecurity legislation: http://www.prisonplanet.com/activists-plan-week-of-protests-against-new-house-cybersecurity-legislation.html

[4] ACLU: CISPA Is Dead (For Now): http://www.prisonplanet.com/aclu-cispa-is-dead-for-now.html

[5] CISPA: Let Congress Know You Will Not Let Them Trash the Fourth Amendment: http://www.prisonplanet.com/cispa-let-congress-know-you-will-not-let-them-trash-the-fourth-amendment.html

[6] CISPA: Congress Takes Another Run at the Internet: http://www.prisonplanet.com/cispa-congress-takes-another-run-at-the-internet.html

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