How to join today’s April 22 CISPA protest #CISPA Blackout
The proposed Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) heads to the Senate this week for a vote. Today April 22, has been declared a day of protest. As of this writing,Â around 400 websites have gone darkÂ for the “CISPA Blackout.”Â #StopCISPAÂ is trending at #7 on Twitter. Nearly 165,000 people have signed A Protect Internet Privacy: Stop […]
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The proposed Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) heads to the Senate this week for a vote. Today, April 22, has been declared a day of protest.
Effectively, CISPA is a blank check for the U.S. Federal Government to perform search and seizure without a warrant, without individuals ever knowing their data was taken and then, well, passed around.
It has been recently learned that CISPA would allow a large range of Federal agencies – including Immigration, the TSA, Homeland Security, FBI and the DoJ, to quietly access our data from sites ranging from Facebook and Google to Apple, Amazon, and more. CISPA would protect the companies – but not the people.
The cumulative effect of watching this Act rise up after SOPA and PIPA, fail, yet return with blatant disregard for American citizens’ rights while the U.S. Government fails to adequately protect the citizen data it already has… Many people feel helpless, angry, and are wondering what they can do – if anything.
Because CISPA is now widely regarded as deeply flawed and reeks of well-publicized corruption, many organizations, websites, companies and individuals are joining in today’s protest – initially called and fueled by hacktivist entity Anonymous.
Here’s how to add your voice to the protest, with a variety of commitment levels for more information Click here for the full article about How to join todays April 22 CISPA protest