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May 3, 2012 8:43 pm 8:08 pm

“Greetings citizens of the United States.

WE ARE ANONYMOUS. 

Thursday April 26th, the United States House, in a rushed vote, passed HR 3523, also known as CISPA, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act.

It allows the United States to collect information about users of the Internet.  It allows the United States to monitor all activity on the Net, and can be used to monitor any individual’s Internet Usage.

This monitoring is called “Deep Packet Inspection”.  It looks through everything that is going in and out of your computer, which is a blatant violation of our Rights to Privacy.

Looking through your mail is a CRIME for a Postman, these rules should apply to the Internet, too.

The bill’s intent is to help stop “Cyber Attacks”, however the main wording of the bill could allow the Government to use this new power to go behind Privacy Protection and monitor, censor and cut off online communication.

President Obama has already said that he will veto the bill, however this is also what was said about NDAA.

Together we can stop this act.

The time to TAKE ACTION action is NOW. 

We have defeated previous attempts to censor our only platform of true, honest communication: the Internet.

SOPA was only the beginning.

Sign Petitions, Call your Congressmen, and KILL this act in the Senate. 

WE ARE ANONYMOUS.

WE ARE LEGION. 

WE DO NOT FORGIVE. 

WE DO NOT FORGET.

CISPA.

EXPECT US.”

ANONYOPS.COM

7:11 pm
RON PAUL wants you to write your Senators TODAY!

FROM the DAILY PAUL:

Now that CISPA has passed the House, it is coming up to the Senate soon.

Here is a letter I sent both my Senators - Boxer and Feinstein, and this is a fast template you can use to write your Senators as well!

All you have do is replace your relevant information in whatever is in the brackets “[[ ]]”. So put your name in where you see
[[Your Name]]. Pretty easy!

Here’s a list of Senators, sort-able by State, Party etc. Just find your state, click on your Senator’s link and it’ll take you to their Contact page.

http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_c…

We need to get the word out and show our Senate that we
DO CARE ABOUT OUR LIBERTIES AND PRIVACY and end this bill!

Dear Senator [[Your Senator]],

My name is [[Your Name]]. I have been a long time [[Your State]] Resident and like you, I am very passionate about the state of our Country.

The House of Representatives has recently passed H.R. 3523, the CISPA or Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. Despite the House tweaking the bill with 11 different amendments, the Bill still infringes on our citizens basic rights of Privacy, and Freedom.

There is a want, and a need for protection of our “cyber” assets. I understand that. However, security must not cost us our Liberties and Freedoms. As a [[Your State]] Senator, I am sure that you align with these principles.

When the Bill comes to vote before the Senate, it is my humble and sincerest wish that you vote NO on it. This Bill is draconian in the powers it grants private corporations and the data they will have at their disposal without any oversight or accountability. If you haven’t already, please take the time to review the bill and see for yourself how dangerous legislation like this can be to our civil liberties and our personal freedoms which has made our Country so great.

Again, I sincerely hope you vote NO on this Bill when it comes to a vote before you on the Senate Floor. Many of my fellow citizens are very concerned, and we will be watching who votes yes, and who votes no.

Thank you for your time, and I sincerely hope you make the right decision and vote NO on H.R. 3523 (CISPA). God Bless.

Sincerely,

[[Your Name]]

5:39 pm
TYRANNY IS AT OUR DOORSTEP!! CISPA Passed the House! Stop it in Senate!

via 

In a move that should surprise virtually no one, our lying, cheating, scheming den of whores and thieves (aka the US House of Representatives) passed CISPA on 4/26/2012 by a vote of 248-168.


If you don’t know what CISPA is, please take a few moments to acquaint yourself with it, either by googling it or clicking on any of the links at the bottom of the article. In essence, it gives the government carte blanche access to the online activity of anyone using the internet in the USA.

I am running out of ways to say it: TYRANNY IS AT OUR DOORSTEP. You can choose to act or bury your head in the sand. I, for one, intend to go down fighting.

The absolute LEAST you can do would be the following:

1. Go to Twitter and retweet this (or any) CISPA article using hashtags #cispa #stopcispa and #policestate. Get these topics trending.
2. Find out how your US Representative voted on CISPA. Then contact them in any way possible (Twitter, email, phone) and either thank them for voting no or disparage them for voting yes. If using Twitter, please use the hashtags as mentioned above.
3. Contact your US Senator and urge them to vote NO on CISPA.
4. Encourage all your friends, coworkers, and family to do the same!


Although the White House has threatened a veto of this bill, one cannot automatically assume that it will. (we all know how it went down with the NDAA.)

Killing CISPA in the Senate is our best shot to stop it. Get involved! Links below.
About CISPA


CISPA Passes House: Senate Next Stop for Internet Spying Bill
Cispa approved by House but critics urge Senate to block ‘horrible’ bill
EFF Condemns CISPA, Vows to Take Fight to the Senate
Insanity: CISPA Just Got Way Worse, And Then Passed On Rushed Vote
Get Involved
To find your US Representative, you may need to find your ZIP+4. You can do that here.
To find your US Representative, click here.
To see how your Representative voted, click here.
To find/contact your US Senator, click here.

4:00 pm 11:10 am
CISPA VOTE THIS WEEK! CALL YOUR SENATORS!
I know, I know, activism is hard, and seems pointless, but sometimes that’s your only option, the only way a citizen can voice their opinion at all.
We should at least let the government know that not all of us are sheep, who are fast asleep…some of us are watching as our Privacy is being pried from us.
Here’s a link to look up your Senator’s Numbers anyway.

If you are in California, here are local CA Office Numbers for our Senators (they are not usually as busy as their DC Offices):

BOXER:  (Fresno office): 559-497-5109

FEINSTEIN: (San Diego office): 619-231-9712

Please call and let your Senators know you do NOT SUPPORT CISPA…

April 28, 2012 2:50 pm April 26, 2012 6:11 pm
FROM RON PAUL’S WEB SITE:
April 26, 2012
Dear Colleagues:
Please join me in opposing the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (HR 3523), which will create a monstrous coalition of big business and big government to rob Americans of their protections under the 4th Amendment of the Constitution.
CISPA permits both the federal government and private companies to view your private online communications with no judicial oversight, provided they merely do so in the name of “cybersecurity.”  But America is a constitutional republic, not a surveillance state– and the wildly overhyped need for security does not trump the Constitution we all swore to uphold.
 “Cybersecurity” is the responsibility of companies that operate and make money in cyberspace, not taxpayers.  Those companies should develop market-based private solutions to secure their networks, servers, cloud data centers, and user/customer information.  The role of the US intelligence community is to protect the United States from military threats, not to provide corporate welfare to the private sector.  Much like TSA at the airport, CISPA would socialize security costs and remove market incentives for private firms to protect their own investments.
Imagine security-cleared agents embedded at private companies to serve as conduits for intelligence information about their customers back to the US intelligence community– while enjoying immunity from any existing civil or criminal laws. Imagine Google or Facebook reporting directly to the National Security Agency about the online activity of US citizens.  Imagine US government resources being wasted on a grand scale to “assist” private companies in the global market.  All of this this would become reality under CISPA.
Therefore I urge you to support internet freedom, support the 4th Amendment, and oppose corporatism by voting NO on CISPA!
Sincerely,
Ron Paul, M.D.Member of Congress
This post first appeared on Ron Paul’s House page. 
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FROM RON PAUL’S WEB SITE:

April 26, 2012

Dear Colleagues:

Please join me in opposing the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (HR 3523), which will create a monstrous coalition of big business and big government to rob Americans of their protections under the 4th Amendment of the Constitution.

CISPA permits both the federal government and private companies to view your private online communications with no judicial oversight, provided they merely do so in the name of “cybersecurity.”  But America is a constitutional republic, not a surveillance state– and the wildly overhyped need for security does not trump the Constitution we all swore to uphold.

 “Cybersecurity” is the responsibility of companies that operate and make money in cyberspace, not taxpayers.  Those companies should develop market-based private solutions to secure their networks, servers, cloud data centers, and user/customer information.  The role of the US intelligence community is to protect the United States from military threats, not to provide corporate welfare to the private sector.  Much like TSA at the airport, CISPA would socialize security costs and remove market incentives for private firms to protect their own investments.

Imagine security-cleared agents embedded at private companies to serve as conduits for intelligence information about their customers back to the US intelligence community– while enjoying immunity from any existing civil or criminal laws. Imagine Google or Facebook reporting directly to the National Security Agency about the online activity of US citizens.  Imagine US government resources being wasted on a grand scale to “assist” private companies in the global market.  All of this this would become reality under CISPA.

Therefore I urge you to support internet freedom, support the 4th Amendment, and oppose corporatism by voting NO on CISPA!

Sincerely,

Ron Paul, M.D.
Member of Congress

This post first appeared on Ron Paul’s House page

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  2. Ron Paul Slams Internet Control Bill CISPA
  3. SOPA mutates into much worse CISPA, the latest threat to internet free speech
  4. CISPA: Congress Takes Another Run at the Internet
  5. Cybersecurity Bill Authors Defend Legislation Against ‘Privacy Disaster’ Claims
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  7. SOPA’s Evil Twin Sister – CISPA
  8. Government Surveillance Crackdown On Internet Goes Into Overdrive
  9. Activists plan week of protests against new House cybersecurity legislation
  10. Should Obama Control the Internet?
  11. CISPA – HR 3523: The New SOPA
  12. Feds weigh expansion of Internet monitoring
April 25, 2012 9:00 pm

f="http://leftish.tumblr.com/post/21832079193/this-is-huge-president-obama-just-threatened-to-veto">This is HUGE: President Obama just threatened to veto CISPA if it makes its way through Congress.

Friends,

This is HUGE: President Obama just threatened to veto CISPA if it makes its way through Congress.

Please click here to urge Obama to stand strong, and to let your lawmakers know that you support Obama’s veto threat.

CISPA is up for a vote this week. It would obliterate any semblance of online privacy in the United States, giving the government — including the military — broad new powers to spy on Internet users.

The White House’s letter expresses precisely the concerns that we’ve been highlighting over recent weeks — and is a result of the public pressure against CISPA:

  • The White House says that any cybersecurity legislation must preserve “Americans’ privacy, data confidentiality, and civil liberties and [recognize] the civilian nature of cyberspace.”
  • It says that, “The bill also lacks sufficient limitations on the sharing of personally identifiable information between private entities and does not contain adequate oversight or accountability measures necessary to ensure that the data is used only for appropriate purposes.”

And the letter goes on to assert that:

The American people expect their Government to enhance security without undermining their privacy and civil liberties.

Without clear legal protections and independent oversight, information sharing legislation will undermine the public’s trust in the Government as well as in the Internet by undermining fundamental privacy, confidentiality, civil liberties, and consumer protections.

This is an amazing development.  Let’s make the most of it:

Just click here to urge Obama to stand strong and to tell your lawmakers to oppose CISPA.

Thanks.

-Demand Progress

PS- We only have a few days left to kill CISPA.  Please tell your friends to get involved by forwarding this email or using these links:

You can read the full letter from the White House here.
If you’re already on Facebookclick here to share with your friends.
If you’re already on Twitter, click here to tweet about the campaign: Tweet

April 16, 2012 2:38 pm
After SOPA, PIPA, Why’s Facebook Liking CISPA? [UPDATED]

via  - AllFacebook

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act has a few things in common with the defeated Secure Online Information Privacy Act the Protect Internet Property Act besides rhyming acronyms, except that Facebook likes CISPA, despite very publicly hating SOPA and PIPA. 

Unfortunately, CISPA won’t enable Netflix to stream videos to U.S. customers on Facebook, which a precursor to SOPA and PIPA might have done if only the Senate hadn’t attempted to widen the scope of dropped a friendlier law passed by the House of Representatives last year.

Instead, CISPA, or H.R. 3523, tackles hacking, in the bad-guy sense of the term, not the white-hat wearing type that Facebook’s own corporate culture has made fashionable in all-night coding marathons.

The bill amends the National Security Act of 1947 to grant access to any data regarding a so-called cyber-threat to not just the government but also private security agencies.

This proposed law has the backing of both Democrats and Republicans alike, along with more than 100 companies support this bill, including Facebook. The social network wants the law to not require the disclosure of any information beyond what the company already shares — for instance, in the case of responding to subpoenas from from law enforcement.

The social network’s own Vice President of U.S. Public Policy, Joel Kapla, explained Facebook’s stance in a post about CISPA today:

April 14, 2012 5:20 pm
Where do you think the United States ranks in Software Piracy around the world?

Chart: Software Piracy Rate by Country

Holy Shit!  What is wrong with the United States?   I was really surprised by these statistics, considering how the Government has been insanely trying to enact laws that will infringe on our privacy lately (PIPA, SOPA and now CISPA).  

Heres a list of companies backing CISPA.

April 13, 2012 5:12 pm
URGENT: Tell Facebook: "WE'RE FURIOUS: Withdraw Your Support For CISPA!" (the latest version of PIPA/SOPA)

What is Facebook thinking?  They’ve signed on in support of CISPA — the new bill that would obliterate online privacy, give the military crazy new abilities to spy on the Internet, and potentially let ISPs block sites and cut off users accused of piracy.

First, please help push this viral on Facebook by using this link — you’ll be sharing the campaign, along with the photo of Mark Zuckerberg at right:

If you’re already on Facebookclick here to share with your friends.

Then please sign on at right to add your name to our open letter.

The Center for Democracy and Technology says, CISPA has a very broad, almost unlimited definitionof the information that can be shared with government agencies and it supersedes all other privacy laws.”

According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation:

An ISP could even interpret this bill as allowing them to block accounts believed to be infringing,block access to websites like The Pirate Bay believed to carry infringing content, or take other measures provided they claimed it was motivated by cybersecurity concerns.

Internet users were able to push GoDaddy to withdraw its support of SOPA.  Now it’s time to make sure Facebook knows we’re furious.

PETITION TO MARK ZUCKERBERG: What is Facebook thinking?  You’re encouraging Congress to obliterate online privacy — Even as your users express increasing concern about the privacy of their accounts on your site.  Please withdraw your support for CISPA right away.

Please add your name to sign our open letter to Facebook.

Here’s CDT’s resource page on CISPA.  Here’s the EFF on IP implications.


April 7, 2012 7:27 pm

Worse than SOPA? CISPA to censor Web in name of cybersecurity.

[NOTE* from Leftish: THERE HAS BEEN HARDLY ANY COVERAGE OF THIS NEXT ASSAULT ON OUR ONLINE PRIVACY…this is IMPORTANT!]


An onrush of condemnation and criticism kept the SOPA and PIPA acts from passing earlier this year, but US lawmakers have already authored another authoritarian bill that could give them free reign to creep the Web in the name of cybersecurity. A piece of legislation dubbed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (or CISPA for short), has been created under the guise of being a necessary implement in America’s war against cyberattacks.

Kendall Burman of the Center for Democracy and Technology tells RT that Congress is currently considering a number of cybersecurity bills that could eventually be voted into law, but for the group that largely advocates an open Internet, she warns that provisions within CISPA are reason to worry over what the realities could be if it ends up on the desk of President Barack Obama.