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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Dislike: Meet The Lobbyists Facebook Hired To Help The Government Spy On You

Beware the evil marriage of Big Government and Big Tech.  Contrary to popular belief, Congress Critters don't write legislation.  They merely put a bill number on legislation already written by special interests who fill their campaign coffers.
Following the defeat of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), lobbyists for Big Business have been very careful when writing and promoting legislation that drastically curtails Internet freedoms. Now, various corporations have gotten together to push for the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA. Proponents of the bill are saying that it is about “cybersecurity” and protecting Americans. But the bill gives wide room for abuse. It allows the government, private security agencies, or private corporations to share “cyber threat” information — which can be your personal and private information — with each other without even telling you they’re doing it and with complete legal immunity. Unlike SOPA, a number of major tech giants support CISPA. One of these is Facebook.
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