Anti-Piracy Bills Secretly Pass House Today

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  1. newcastlefan

    newcastlefan גֵּרְשֹׁם VIP

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    Today the House passed CISPA (Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act) with 92 Democrats voting for it, which is 42 more than last year.

    http://gizmodo.com/5905360/what-is-cispa

    The government want to be able to get info about your online activities and read your email:

    CISPA would permit any private company (Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, Google, you name it) to give away any and all data it's collected on you when asked by a government agency. Literally any government agency. This data would then head to the Department of Homeland Security.

    Facebook, Google, and Microsoft all support CISPA. Why? Because they don't want to get hacked, and they think this will keep them safe(r). Are they right in this? Maybe, but they're also ignoring the companies can share anything they want whenever they want however they want with the government aspect of the bill.
    [h=2]...and one very, very powerful critic. The President.[/h] The White House is having none of this CISPA nonsense:

    Cybersecurity and privacy are not mutually exclusive. Moreover, information sharing, while an essential component of comprehensive legislation, is not alone enough to protect the Nation's core critical infrastructure from cyber threats. Accordingly, the Administration strongly opposes H.R. 3523, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, in its current form.
    President Obama says he'll veto the bill if it lands on his desk.
    But! Lets try to make sure it doesn't get that far: the EFF has an easy tool to find your representative and tell him and/or her that you don't want to be sold out by Facebook and spied on by the government. It only takes a few minutes—and the House votes tomorrow.

    If you still don't think CISPA is bad, read this.
    Update: The vote was quietly moved up to tonight, and passed in the House 248 to 168, mostly along party lines. The bill is still stalled in the Senate, and President Obama's most recent statements still indicate he would use veto power.
     
  2. sickfeeling

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    well if Obama is against it, I have to reconsider the bill.
    might be good.
     
  3. Mark Mayonnaise

    Mark Mayonnaise You look like a tree! VIP

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    HeinousMark Creepy-Ass Cracka VIP

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    Why don't they just go ahead and throw what's left of the Constitution into a shredder at this point :dontknow:
     
  5. Blackened

    Blackened Commitment to Excellence

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    why is this an issue when the President has vowed to veto it?
     
  6. MatthewT

    MatthewT Awaiting The Rapture VIP

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    with what? the world's smallest tweezers?
     
  7. dawg

    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

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    You have a choice. You can boycott all sites that are wiling to throw you under the bus.
     
  8. mattyfishrip197

    mattyfishrip197 Well-Known Member

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    word
     
  9. cheezedbyfate

    cheezedbyfate Well-Known Member

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    :hat:
     
  10. MatthewT

    MatthewT Awaiting The Rapture VIP

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    and all their affiliates
    and all their customers
    and all their partners
    and buy an island
    and live under a tree
     
  11. dawg

    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

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    I wouldn’t touch Facebook with a stick.

    also try this Google alternative.

    https://www.startpage.com/

    Use Liveleak instead of youtube.
     
  12. stripes

    stripes Active Member Banned User

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    thanks obama
     
  13. Skyway

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    5 years in Barry finally gets something right.
     
  14. Double Blizz

    Double Blizz New Member Banned User

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    You know how I pirate my music without fear of viruses?
    I hope Im not breaking a rule so I'll speak carney
    I trizzanfer yizzzue tizzzube to mpiiizeeee thrizzzzeeee
     
  15. MatthewT

    MatthewT Awaiting The Rapture VIP

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    they call shit by the most innocuous names, and then bury the most heinous shit in the bills
     
  16. Mlaw

    Mlaw Quite Contrarian Gold

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    but but but, he hates America and wants to take away all of your rights
     
  17. MatthewT

    MatthewT Awaiting The Rapture VIP

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    if you know that, why did you vote for him? :facepalm: