CISPA Is Not Dead
Visit Fight For The Future and CISPA Is Back for an overview and actions you can take, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation for background on the bill since it passed the House and what happens next as it moves to the Senate.
Meantime, the White House responded to an anti-CISPA petition signed by over 100,000 people with — in part — the following:
The White House issued a veto threat for the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) on April 16, because the legislation did not fully address our core concerns (especially the protection of privacy). Even though a bill went on to pass the House of Representatives and includes some important improvements over previous versions, this legislation still doesn’t adequately address our fundamental concerns…
…There is broad consensus on the need for more threat-related information sharing — including among the leading privacy advocates we regularly engage on the issue. The essential question on which people across the spectrum disagree isn’t if we can share cybersecurity information and preserve the principles of privacy and liberty that make the United States a free and open society — but how.
Related: Here’s something to chew on, via Wired:
A secretive federal court last year approved all of the 1,856 requests to search or electronically surveil people within the United States “for foreign intelligence purposes,” the Justice Department reported this week.
The report, released Tuesday to Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader from Nevada, provides a brief glimpse into the caseload of what is known as the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. None of its decisions are public.
The 2012 figures represent a 5 percent bump from the prior year, when no requests were denied either.
Image: Via CISPA Is Back. Select to embiggen.
I’m a forensic student, so flag words (like drug names and such) are part of normal searchs for my course (ontop of which, I’m not a U.S. citizen so this irks me to no end). What the fuck are law and forensic students meant to do!? Fail? Have no lawyers (etc.) in the future? The trigger word thing is stupid as hell, the whole bill is, but that part is just… idiots.
God damn it why won’t this die?
I feel really bad for being off so much, but soon I swear I’ll be back for a long time. It’s almost summer vacation, I just need to pull through!
“Oh- HEY! YA’ LITTLE BR- Oh… M-Mel?”
“… Shay…” He looked at her with a saddened expression, “Sorry..”
There is only one woman in the world. One woman, with many faces.
- Nikos Kazantzakis
Always always always reblog.
TIME LORD ALERT
“Oh no, love, why would I think differently?”
“It’s… C’est très bien, vraiment.” The boy returned the same language, smiling sadly to her in his reply, “I’m fine, I just, I don’t really like to talk about it.”
“Long time no see, huh?!”
((Heheheh, Hello Dreamer Mun ^^ :DDD (>^w^)> O>O))
“C-CLAUDE!” His voice roared through the manor, No one again, “Hannah?!” No one at all in the manor, where were they? They must have been outside preparing things, “Stay away! I’m not afraid to harm you, I’ve done much worse to people.” Such a sadistic grin had tugged across his lips, a huge warning coming from them.
“Oh yes, it’s very-“
“They’re… gone. Sorry..”