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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
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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 RussiaToday: http://www.youtube.com/user/RussiaToday
 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
 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
 ACLU: CISPA Is Dead (For Now): http://www.prisonplanet.com/aclu-cispa-is-dead-for-now.html
 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
 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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