Did the headline get your attention? Good.
This is a bit off topic for me, but it really makes me angry and I think I stand a pretty good chance of reaching A LOT of people with this information.
I want you, the readers, to be aware of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, also known as CISPA, because it’s a threat to your privacy.
If this seems like deja vu, it’s because of last year’s massive protest relating to SOPA. SOPA died because people just like you spoke up and called your elected leaders to tell them to vote against SOPA.
Fight For the Future, a great resource for this issue, says this about CISPA:
“It’s time to get pissed. The U.S. law that would turn Google, Facebook, and Twitter into legally immune government spies just passed the House.
This bill affects everyone — not just U.S. citizens. Anyone with a Facebook account could now have their data shipped directly to the U.S. government. That’s why Internet users overwhelmingly oppose this bill. Over 1.5 million people signed petitions against it. But Congress didn’t listen.
Does this remind you of something? Yep, this is the exact position we were in with SOPA last year. Then the Internet rose up and we made history with the SOPA strike.
This spring, we’re going to organize the largest online privacy protest in history to make sure that CISPA goes the same route as SOPA and doesn’t become the law that breaks … read more . . .