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Old 04-27-2012   #1
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Exclamation [House Passes CISPA] this is how freedom dies.

Ben Franklin warned that those who trade (cyber) liberties for (cyber) security will have neither. And yet, despite outspoken criticism and the founder’s wisdom, gross civil liberties have been again wagered for new government powers under the promise of ‘keeping us safe.’ That translates to more mass spying and the selective shutting down of online dissidents, all part of the overall clamp down of the free Internet. And apparently, Obama will again pose as an opponent by threatening to veto, like he did with NDAA, before signing it under cover of night.
The House passed the controversial CISPA cybersecurity bill on Thursday, defying a White House veto threat and throwing the issue squarely into the Senate’s lap.
[...] But civil liberterians were unhappy with the outcome.
“Cybersecurity does not have to mean abdication of Americans’ online privacy. As we’ve seen repeatedly, once the government gets expansive national security authorities, there’s no going back,” ACLU legislative counsel Michelle Richardson said. “We encourage the Senate to let this horrible bill fade into obscurity.”


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it´s getting even worse:

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I think its very rude of Alex Jones not to take the dick out of his throat when he makes a commentary.
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USE VPN's and/or TOR
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bah, totalitarian regimes are much more honest. The people have no rights, they are all presumed guilty, he who rebels will receive double the fine. For me, this approach is much it more fair than selling fog.
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The Senate didn't pass it so it'll have to put into law like they did with the Federal Reserve Act, late at night at a secret meeting.

The Stock Act is even more infuriating. It was originally authored to prevent lawmakers from making investments based on inside information by forcing them to disclose their financial activities more frequently (quarterly I believe) and more thoroughly (exact dollar values instead of on a scale), but that provision was removed from the version that passed.

As I understand it NY's senior senator (Chuck Schumer) invested heavily in the company that makes the airport security scanners knowing that the bill that would require them to be installed at every American airport would easily pass. This is the kind of trading that the Stock Act was meant to prevent.

They're not even trying to conceal their corruption anymore. My guess as to why CISPA failed: it offered our senators no opportunity to make investments based on insider information. Just a guess but I think it's a good one.
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