Recent cyber attacks on media giants such as the New York Times and The Washington Post have escalated concerns for strict internet regulations that would prevent future attacks. This has led the House of Representatives to pass the highly controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act “CISPA” with 288-127 vote.
Last year, the Congress’s “CISPA” bill fell flat on its face, defeated by online freedom activists across the United States. Opponents to the bill are taking action again, including 300,000 who have already contacted Mike Rogers, Chair of the House Intelligence Committee. Another 100,000 or more signatures opposing “CISPA” have already been obtained on the White House’s own website.
Why people far and wide are opposing this controlling bill
The idea of “CISPA” was to allow companies to share internet traffic data with the government to detect possible cyber attacks. The idea has been rejected by internet freedom advocates and over 40 civil liberty organizations.
This power grab is creating an uproar; many are fed up with being monitored and force-fed information. A controlled internet sphere would enable a select few, the “CISPA,” to delegate what goes in and out of the internet.
What information could government collect?
Information such as online chats, email content, browsing history, and bank records would all be up for grabs if this bill passes. The government’s national security network could become a government spy network that could gain legal access to anyone’s private online information.
Google, Facebook and Apple are in favor of “CISPA” bill
TechNet, the trade association that represents technology companies like Google, Apple and Facebook, has expressed support for CISPA in a recent letter written to the US House of Representatives.
Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian is hard at work, opposing CISPA. Ohanian recently posted a YouTube video calling for Google and Facebook to understand that CISPA would invalidate their current privacy policies with their respective user bases.
“If someone wants private access to our private home or to our mail, we ask them to go get a warrant, right?” Ohanian asks in his video. “CISPA” basically says, ‘Not necessary. Your digital privacy is irrelevant.'”
The death of new ideas
If sites like Facebook, Google, or Twitter complied with national or international regulations, the very essence of websites, free speech, and the internet would be destroyed. A controlled cyberspace would destroy new ideas as people become forced to comply with new globalist cyber rules and regulations.
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