A fresh campaign on the War On The Net.
The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) is a United States proposed law introduced on November 30, 2011 by U.S. Representative Michael Rogers (R-MI) and 29 co-sponsors. The bill would give the U.S. government additional options and resources to ensure the security of networks against attacks and enforce copyright and patents. Several commentators have compared CISPA to the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) bill. The vote on SOPA has been indefinitely postponed. CISPA was reported out of committee on December 1, 2011 and has yet to be debated or brought to a vote. This controversial bill is already widely criticized by advocates of Internet privacy and neutrality, such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Avaaz.org, because it contains few limits on how and when the government may monitor private information, and because few safeguards are included as to how the data may be used; they claim that such new powers are likely to be used to find and punish file sharers rather than foreign spies or hackers. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyber_Intelligence_Sharing_and_Protection_Act
- and Microsoft http://lifehacker.com/5900962/why-microsoft-and-facebook-are-pro+cispa-but-anti+sopa
- list of letters of support
- Fred Wilson is not surprised, recognizing that FaceBook is now part of BigWorld. Facebook was once an insurgent. But now they are an incumbent. And we can expect them to be supportive of the ultimate incumbent, our government, particularly when it comes to sharing data on all of us with them.
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