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Anyone worried about the government having too much power or interfering too much in citizens' lives should be outraged. This bill opens the door for federal monitoring of all internet traffic - e-mails, browsers, you name it. Your internet privacy will disappear.
Yesterday, the US House prepared for the debate on the privacy-invading bill called CISPA, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. The rules committee hearing was the last stop before the bill is voted on by the full House.
Nothing surprises me out of Congress anymore. Worthless fools should all be voted out.
This part made me just go "WTF":
"Rep. Rogers is adamant that no sensitive personal information or email content will be collected under the bill and then sent to the federal government. Under questioning from Rep. Polis, Rogers said 'Again, zeroes and ones, hundreds of millions of times a second, in patterns. It has nothing to do with content. Nothing.'"
One of the major proponents of the bill doesn't seem to understand how data is transferred over the internet.
Very disturbing. Will Obama be able to veto?
Probably - it only passed the House 227-192, so there wasn't a 2/3 majority. I'm pretty sure that absent a 2/3 majority in both chambers, Congress can't override a presidential veto. The bigger worry that I'd have is Obama just paying lip service and throwing out a symbolic veto, getting a few minor, inconsequential changes, and then allowing the bill to pass anyways.
Well lets hope he stands his ground and nixes the whole thing.
Amen. Honestly, I'd prefer it just not pass the Senate so it doesn't have to come to that, but we'll see.
Too many old people in congress that don't understand the internets
We desperately need term limits. Grandfather in the people that are already in congress, but we need term limits badly.
Seriously. These old farts making laws about the Internet would be like me trying to perform a knee replacement. If you don't understand something you shouldn't try to get involved with it until you do.
This is nothing more than big corps pushing their agenda in Washington. It is pathetic that these lawmakers are trying to talk like they know anything about the proposal.
funny how after IBM sends 200 execs to washington the bill suddenly gets favor.
Nearly 200 senior executives will press for the passage of the controversial cybersecurity bill, due for a House vote soon. Nearly 200 senior IBM executives are flying into Washington to press for the passage of a controversial cybersecurity bill that will come up for a vote in the House this week.
This stupid bill won't go away.
Wow, the main proponent's wife stands to benefit heavily from the passing of CISPA. Who ever could have seen this coming?
No privacy anywhere anymore. This better get killed in the Senate.
I don't know. After all, republicans are all for small government right?
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