[ View the story "CISPA resurrected, privacy concerns continue " on Storify] CISPA resurrected, privacy concerns continue Controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act reintroduced in US Congress.
The Stream· Thu, Feb 14 2013 14:11:05
The authors of CISPA
the bill is necessary to protect the United States against cyber attacks from countries like China and Iran. Dutch Ruppersberger, one of the US congressmen who reintroduced CIPSA argued in a
Preventing the U.S. government from sharing information about malicious computer code it detects is akin to preventing forecasters from warning citizens about a hurricane.baltimoresun.com
Many citizens are worried about the threat CISPA may pose to their online privacy.
The only cyber security threat facing us is the government passing legislation that eliminates internet privacy and net neutrality. #CISPAAbby Martin
Other advocacy groups,
Fight for the Future
, electronically delivered over 300,000 signatures against CISPA to the Representatives who reintroduced it. The groups also created the Twitter account
. The account's first few tweets explain the purpose of the organisations.
Dear @RepMikeRogers @Call_Me_Dutch. #CISPA 2.0 has NOT addressed privacy concerns. Over 1 Million #NoCISPA signatures have been collected.#CISPA Kills Privacy
We will tweet a portion of these signatures with private information redacted to @RepMikeRogers and @Call_Me_Dutch. These users say #NoCISPA#CISPA Kills Privacy
Throughout the day, @CISPApetition continued to tweet the names of those who signed the CISPA petition.
You can read the bill
CISPA - The solution is the problemDonkeyHotey