Apr 6, 2012

CISPA is Crispa

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) is quickly becoming the Internet's new most-hated piece of legislation
The title of this controversial act is H.R. 3523 and it has been dubbed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (or CISPA for short). It is feared that CISPA is far worse than SOPA and PIPA in its possible effects on the internet.
While this paper has been created under the guise of being a necessary weapon in the U.S. war against cyberattacks, the wording of the paper is vague and broad. It is thought that the act could allow Congress to circumvent existing exemptions to online privacy laws and would allow the monitoring and censorship of any user and also stop online communications which they deem disruptive to the government or to private parties.
Criticizing a corrupt official or agency (or, given the ‘private parties’ part, a corporation?) for being so could be construed as being disruptive and allow the government to use this against you?

Do you remember the first and forth Amendments?

Be careful how you answer - if you put it in the comments section, it'll be a crime soon.

Oh, BTW, in case you missed it, the SCOTUS said you can be stripped searched for pretty much anything now. Like jay walking. And I wish to science that I wasn't kidding.

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