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CISPA – are tech giants backing off nervously? - Ireland’s CIO and strategy news and reports service The CISPA internet surveillance bill in the US – which looked like it had the unanimous support of tech giants like Facebook and Microsoft – appears to be losing support or causing rifts in the industry. Mozilla has become the first tech company to speak out against the legislation. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) was cleared last week in the US House of Representatives, 248 to 168. According to Forbes, Mozilla issued the following statement: “While we wholeheartedly support a more secure internet, CISPA has a broad and alarming reach that goes far beyond internet security.
Mozilla Speaks Out Against CISPA While many tech companies have thrown their support towards CISPA, Mozilla has taken the road less traveled, at least by the tech industry, blasting CISPA for having too much reach and being a direct threat to individual privacy. Considering Mozilla was just as outspoken against SOPA/PIPA , perhaps there position shouldn’t be surprising. But then again, when you consider the support CISPA has received from the telecommunications industry , it appears as if Mozilla is the outlier here. Aside from Facebook’s support–hey anti-CISPA folks, where’s the Facebook mass exodus?
Mozilla has publicly decried the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), a controversial cybersecurity bill recently approved by the House of Representatives that is now being considered in the Senate. In a statement to Forbes , the head of Mozilla's Privacy and Public Policy Department said: "While we wholeheartedly support a more secure Internet, CISPA has a broad and alarming reach that goes far beyond Internet security. The bill infringes on our privacy, includes vague definitions of cybersecurity, and grants immunities to companies and government that are too broad around information misuse. We hope the Senate takes the time to fully and openly consider these issues with stakeholder input before moving forward with this legislation." Mozilla Criticizes CISPA for Having Broad, Alarming Reach
Mozilla Slams CISPA, Breaking Silicon Valley's Silence On Cybersecurity Bill
Anonymous taking the battle against CISPA to the streets (video) Anonymous has been battling against CISPA for some time - now they are starting "Operation Defense. Phase II" calling on people to take to the streets against the invasive legislation. The group has now admitted that distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) are not as effective as they were last year. They state that a number of major web sites have now upgraded their servers to manage the attacks. Now they are telling people to take to the streets against the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. They are calling on Americans to protest outside the local offices of companies that support the draconian bill which was adopted by the House on Thursday.
Angry internet users managed to stop SOPA in its tracks — but CISPA, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act introduced by Rep. Mike Rogers — is even farther reaching in the cooperation it would allow between the government and businesses to track online activity. Cenk says, “They brought the Internet companies in and said, ‘Do the spying with us!’” Rep. Ron Paul has spoken out strongly against CISPA, and online pressure seems to be making some others in Congress more wary about this week’s vote. Ron Paul is right about CISPA: It must be stopped - The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur
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An online petition to stop the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) has reached nearly 800,000 signatures . The petition, launched on April 5 on Avaaz.org, an online platform for civic organization, describes CISPA as a bill "that would give private companies and the U.S. government the right to spy on any of us at any time for as long as they want without a warrant" and calls on members of congress "to show true global leadership and do all you can to protect our Internet freedom." Supporters of CISPA say that the bill is intended to help prevent cyber attacks by allowing companies and the government to share information about potential security threats. But, as The Huffington Post's Gerry Smith explains , many are concerned by the potential implications of the bill: Anti-CISPA Petition On Avaaz.org Approaches 800,000 Signatures
» CISPA Amendment Allows DHS to Intercept Tax Returns Alex Jones Perennial big government advocate Sheila Jackson Lee strikes again Paul Joseph Watson Infowars.com Wednesday, April 25, 2012 An amendment introduced to the controversial CISPA bill by perennial big government advocate Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee would empower the Department of Homeland Security to intercept online IRS tax returns and any other Internet traffic deemed to transit networks owned by the federal government or operated on its behalf. “Jackson Lee’s amendment ( PDF ) is broad enough to sweep in government contractors and university networks such as Internet2 and CENIC, said a telecommunications attorney who did not want to be identified because of client sensitivity.
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White House threatens to veto House's CISPA cybersecurity bill - The Hill's Hillicon Valley The White House threatened to veto a controversial House cybersecurity bill on Wednesday, saying the measure would fail to protect critical infrastructure systems and would undermine Internet privacy. The House is expected to approve the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) on Friday. "Legislation should address core critical infrastructure vulnerabilities without sacrificing the fundamental values of privacy and civil liberties for our citizens, especially at a time our Nation is facing challenges to our economic well-being and national security," the White House said . The goal of CISPA is to help companies beef up their defenses against hackers who steal business secrets, rob customers' financial information and wreak havoc on computer systems.
Advocacy group flip-flops twice over CISPA surveillance bill | Privacy Inc. Leslie Harris, president of the Center for Democracy and Technology, which opposed CISPA, then shifted its position, then shifted it a second time. (Credit: CDT) news analysis Politicians behind a surveillance bill that would let Internet companies open their networks to the U.S. government briefly found a new friend this week: a non-profit group known for its privacy advocacy. Until yesterday, opposition to the CISPA legislation appeared to be growing , with Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul and House Democrats raising new concerns.
News April 25, 2012 07:34 PM ET Computerworld - The White House today threatened a veto of the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) if the bill reaches President Obama's desk in its present form. In a statement issued Wednesday afternoon, the Executive Office of the President expressed concern over the lack of privacy safeguards in the CISPA bill and said it "strongly opposes" H.R. 3523 as written. "H.R. 3523 effectively treats domestic cybersecurity as an intelligence activity and thus, significantly departs from longstanding efforts to treat the Internet and cyberspace as civilian spheres," the statement read. If the bill was presented to the President, "his senior advisors would recommend that he veto the bill." White House threatens veto of CISPA cyber security bill | Security
Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) has slammed the cyber security bill CISPA, calling it "the latest assault on internet freedom." Patrick Fallon/ZUMA Press/Corbis n unprecedented internet-driven public outcry sank the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in January, and now privacy advocates and web-freedom activists are trying to stop another House bill targeting the internet : The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). CISPA: A guide to the 'Big Brother' cyber security bill
Obama “Can’t Wait” To Sign CISPA Into Law President Barack Obama simply “can’t wait” to bypass Congress and use executive privilege to advance his political agenda, but even though his administration has expressed its opposition to the draconian CISPA bill, don’t hold your breath for a veto. Earlier this week the New York Times reported on how Obama had personally invented the slogan “We Can’t Wait” to characterize his intention to “aggressively use executive power to govern in the face of Congressional obstructionism.” However, Obama ‘s penchant for defying Congress seems to lose its steam when there’s a bill to be passed that will strip Americans of what’s left of their fourth amendment rights. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) orders ISPs to share Internet data of users with government “notwithstanding any other provision of law.”
Obama May Back Down From CISPA Veto – PC Magazine | Blackmere Consulting
Get ready for another NDAA-style bait and switch Paul Joseph Watson Infowars.com Wednesday, April 25, 2012 President Barack Obama simply “can’t wait” to bypass Congress and use executive privilege to advance his political agenda, but even though his administration has expressed its opposition to the draconian CISPA bill, don’t hold your breath for a veto. Earlier this week the New York Times reported on how Obama had personally invented the slogan “We Can’t Wait” to characterize his intention to “aggressively use executive power to govern in the face of Congressional obstructionism.” However, Obama ‘s penchant for defying Congress seems to lose its steam when there’s a bill to be passed that will strip Americans of what’s left of their fourth amendment rights. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) orders ISPs to share Internet data of users with government “notwithstanding any other provision of law.” » Obama Opposes CISPA, But Will Sign It Anyway Alex Jones
Congress Considering CISPA Amendments
Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich), author of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, better known as CISPA , is confident the bill has enough support in the House to pass when it comes up for a vote Friday. Rising opposition from privacy groups and concerned Internet users has not shaken his belief. CISPA Authors Confident Bill Will Pass Despite Rising Opposition
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