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House to Vote on CISPA Next Week (Again)

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by zebrahat, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. zebrahat

    zebrahat Elite Member

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    Eternal vigilance, folks, they're at it again:

    House to vote on CISPA next week...

    Madison Ruppert
    Activist Post

    Despite the fact that the secret markup of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) left most of the problems unsolved, the House is still slated to vote on the flawed legislation next week, potentially allowing the total destruction of what little online privacy remains.

    Unfortunately this is precisely the same situation we were presented with almost a year ago when it was similarly dangerous. Of course CISPA still enjoys massive corporate support as it did last year, according to the International Business Times.

    Today Michelle Richardson, Legislative Counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union?s Washington Legislative Office pointed out that while CISPA?s sponsors and corporate backers claim ?that all privacy and civil liberties problems have been solved,? this is nowhere near the truth....

    http://www.activistpost.com/2013/04/house-to-vote-on-cispa-next-week.html
     
  2. MrBlue

    MrBlue Senior Member

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    It never ends...

    Tech group representing Google, Yahoo backs CISPA

    "...A trade association that represents Google, Yahoo, Cisco and Oracle has come out in support of a controversial cybersecurity bill that is slated to be voted on in the House next week...."
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    http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/293399-tech-group-representing-google-yahoo-backs-cispa
     
  3. cricket1

    cricket1 Senior Member

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    Yeah, I just read about this too.
    To be honest, I am starting to get worried that it may pass this time.
     
  4. royal2b

    royal2b Regular Member

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    Damn, looks like every big name is behind it this time..
     
  5. MidKnight

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    I seriously hope this does not pass. I just read that the Obama Administration most likely won't support it, but they might not reject it either, so the vote may still happen. Having all those supporters on their side isn't really helping us either.

    http://www.dailydot.com/news/white-house-obama-cispa-hacking-veto/

    ~MidKnight
     
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    The Scarlet Pimp Senior Member

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  7. zebrahat

    zebrahat Elite Member

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    Obama said he wouldn't sign NDAA, either, then did so on a New Year's Eve, to make sure no one was looking.