The House of Representatives has passed The Cyber Information and Security Protection Act, sponsored by Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) and introduced not long after SOPA and PIPA were abandoned in the wake of a popular uprising of opposition. Its fate in the Senate is uncertain, but it’s clear the federal government is determined to find a way to further reduce any semblance of privacy and protection of your electronic information… for your own good, of course.
I am all for fighting off cyber-attacks and terrorism, but when Ron Paul, Barack Obama and the ACLU are all aligned against a bill, we have to ask ourselves whether we are moving in the right direction.
This all may be much ado about nothing if, as promised, President Obama vetoes CISPA (assuming it gets through the Senate), but if the bill should find itself on the President’s desk, and he should change his mind for any reason, (it is an election year after all – wouldn’t want to look soft on cyber-threats) it will be too late to kill it at that point.
So let’s look at what the bill does, and try to determine whether we should be concerned.
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