By now you’ve heard CISPA — the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA)—passed the U.S. House of Representatives last night in Washington DC — at 6:30 p.m. by 248 to 168. (206 Republicans and 42 democrats voted for it). It was a surprise vote. Scheduled for a debate and vote today, lawmakers moved it through last night.
Update: Check out the inevitable Anonymous -like tweeted threats around CISPA lower down. A call to take down Axelrod!
Here’s an infographic explaining exactly what opponents fear on CISPA, a wide reaching bill that essentially makes all your digitally shared data — by email or socially — available without Fourth Amendment protections.
Our +Christopher Poirier, based near Washington, said simply: … find out who voted what way.
From +Ant Pruitt at aNewDomain.net, “I always believed country’s leadership was full of sharp, intelligent people. Now, I think it’s full of something else.
Our Internet is a web of connectivity where information is freely shared between consenting parties. Now knowing that my ISP can just hand over my data without warrant disgusts me. My data is my data. The ISP should protect their customer’s privacy and not just give it up freely because they want to protect themselves from scrutiny. There should be some type of due process in all of this and a process to keep my data safe.
P2P sites are the least of our problems now. ”