A bill making its way through the U.S. Congress — the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) — looks like just another attempt to censor the Internet and police communications online, say John. C. Dvorak and co-hosts Andrew Eisner and Joseph Engo. Worse than SOPA, they say it would enable and even require ISPs to forward email to the government. Proponents say it’s designed to prevent digital warfare, take down Wikileaks and otherwise limit free speech that the government and other agencies find threatening. The guys say the 13-page bill is a misguided and an overly broad attempt to hammer the net.
Websites all over the world went black during the SOPA vote earlier — the guys urge the tech community to start protesting now. It’s John C. Dvorak X3. One topic, three pundits, two minutes.