BLACKOUT TO PROTEST CISPA FOR NEXT 24 HOURS

 

In protest of the possible legislation of CISPA (Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act), I am blacking out my FB pages and web sites for the next 24 hours. I do not support this legislation, as it causes far more harm than good and infringes upon the 4th Amendment rights of US citizens in allowing the government to use websites to spy on users without possession of a warrant, and to use illegally obtained information against its people. We are joining thousands of other websites in shutting down our website as part of the CISPA Blackout. Learn more about CISPA and its threats to your privacy and online security at http://sitesnotspies.org/.

 
The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, is a proposed law that would give companies unprecedented power to hand your personal information from the internet, including from private communications, over to government agencies without a warrant.


When CISPA first showed up last year, we successfully defeated it—so we need to remind President Obama about this dangerous threat to our personal privacy, and ask him to tell Congress he intends to veto CISPA once more.

But with several amendments to the bill pending that could make Obama rethink his veto threat (even if they do little to protect our privacy), we need to keep the pressure on.

 
Tell President Obama: Protect My Privacy, Veto CISPA…I signed, will you?

https://www.aclu.org/secure/tell-obama-veto-CISPA&ms=web_130405_acluaction_cispa

 

What’s wrong with CISPA? (in as few words as possible)

As it’s written, CISPA won’t protect us from cyber threats, but it will violate our 4th Amendment right to privacy.

It lets the government spy on you without a warrant.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/02/cispa-government-access-loophole

It makes it so you can’t even find out about it after the fact.
http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2012/04/13/cispa-is-terrible-for-transparency/

It makes it so companies can’t be sued when they do illegal things with your data.
https://www.eff.org/cybersecurity-bill-faq#company

It allows corporations to cyber-attack each other and individuals outside of the law.
http://www.politico.com/story/2013/03/cyberattacks-the-complexities-of-attacking-back-88702.html?hp=r14

It makes every privacy policy on the web a moot point, and violates the 4th amendment. 
http://www.aclu.org/blog/national-security/government-doesnt-need-your-private-info-cybersecurity-members-congress-still

 

Remember…CISPA would turn the websites we love into legally immune Government spies. Please sign the petition if you haven’t already done so.

http://www.cispaisback.org/

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