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JL
- 417 days ago - act.freepress.net
It's the zombie bill that refuses to die. The "new" CISPA is identical to the original CISPA that passed in the House last year -- and poses the same threat to our digital civil liberties and our freedom to connect online



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JL A. (269)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 9:34 am
A major threat to our online privacy has come back from the dead.
Last year, thanks to a public outcry, the effort to pass overreaching cybersecurity legislation stalled in the Senate. Now supporters have reintroduced the House version of that legislation — the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA).
It’s the zombie bill that refuses to die. The “new” CISPA is identical to the original CISPA that passed in the House last year — and poses the same threat to our digital civil liberties and our freedom to connect online. Take action now to kill the new CISPA.
Just like the old CISPA, the new CISPA would offer companies like Facebook and Microsoft protection from legal liability when they hand over your sensitive online data to the federal government, without any regard for your privacy.
And it would permit the government — including the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security — to use that information for matters that have nothing to do with cybersecurity.1
The whole process would, of course, take place behind closed doors, with no accountability to the public.
Tell Congress: Vote “No” on ANY cybersecurity bill that threatens our online privacy and freedom to connect.
Last year, President Obama vowed to veto any destructive CISPA-like bill that reached his desk.
This time around it’s unclear if the president would once again commit to vetoing CISPA. So if the new “zombie” CISPA goes farther than it did last time around, we simply don’t know what will happen.2
If CISPA becomes law, it will be a major blow to our online privacy. But more than that, it would have a chilling effect on our freedom to connect online. We won’t feel as free to state unpopular opinions, or to speak truth to power, if we know that Big Brother could get a feed of everything we say and do.
This is not what the free and open Internet is about. Take action now to bury CISPA for good.
Thanks,
Josh, Kate, Jennifer and the rest of the Free Press Action Fund team
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P.P.S. Wanna connect with people working to protect the open Internet? Come to the National Conference for Media Reform in Denver on April 5–7.
1. "Online Spying, Brought to You by Facebook," Huffington Post, April 4, 2012: http://act.freepress.net/go/13747?t=9&akid=4093.9479243.DoFeD6
2. "Cybersecurity Bill Supporters Regroup as Executive Order Looms," Think Progress, Feb. 6, 2013: http://act.freepress.net/go/13748?t=11&akid=4093.9479243.DoFeD6
 

Michael Kirkby (80)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 9:42 am
Noted, signed & posted. They can have my digital freedom when they pry it from my cold, dead hands.
 

Joe R. (195)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 9:51 am
Thanks JL. Signed and noted.
 

SuSanne P. (177)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 10:35 am
Thank you JL. Kudos to Michael Kirby! Star on the way.

Thank you for speaking out against CISPA. We'll be in touch as soon as the bill moves through Congress.
 

Roger Garin-michaud (60)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 12:17 pm
signed, forwarded and noted, thanks !
 

JL A. (269)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 12:38 pm
You are welcome Joe, SuSanne and Roger!
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Mitchell D. (123)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 1:49 pm
Noted and signed. One of the "freepress" decals lives on a window of my car.
 

Autumn S. (138)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 2:13 pm
signed and noted, TY JL
 

Edwin M. (366)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 2:24 pm
Thanks JL I had signed this previously but it allowed me to sign again.
 

Angelika R. (143)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 2:55 pm
s&N, thx
 

JL A. (269)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 2:56 pm
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Henriette Matthijssen (145)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 4:07 pm
I signed, Thanks J.L. for posting, SuSanne for the forward!
 

JL A. (269)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 4:35 pm
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Sara W. (110)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 6:21 pm
Signed.
 

JL A. (269)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 6:24 pm
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Ellen G. (330)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 6:32 pm
Signed
 

Giana Peranio Paz (367)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 10:43 pm
Noted and signed.
 

JL A. (269)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 10:47 pm
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Lynn Squance (219)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 11:50 pm
Signed

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Judy C. (106)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 3:26 am
Signed. Thanks J.L.
 

John B. (215)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 5:19 am
Thanks J.L. for the post and the link. Post read, message signed, sent and post noted.
"Thank you for speaking out against CISPA."
 

JL A. (269)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 7:17 am
You are welcome Judy and John. Thanks for the extra effort Lynn!
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Julian Robert Gonzalez (112)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 6:57 pm
s&n
 

JL A. (269)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 7:03 pm
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Dandelion G. (399)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 9:08 pm
Thank you for speaking out against CISPA.

Please also sign this Petition on same issue.
Remember Aaron Swartz please sign Tell Congress to oppose CISPA 2
 

Christeen Anderson (422)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 3:59 am
Signed.
 

JL A. (269)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 7:07 am
Thanks for posting the link to the additional petition Dandelion!
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Dandelion G. (399)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 10:21 am
You are welcome JL A and thank you for the green star.
 

Brian M. (143)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 10:37 am
Noted. Signed. Shared. Thanks!!
 

. (0)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 10:48 am
Thanks J.L. and dandelion. Signed
 

Phillipa W. (199)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 7:46 pm
Thankyou JL A and Dandelion. signed both. We need to keep the internet free and increasingly we must take up the fight to not only preserve our privacy but our freedom from tyrannical power mongers
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Friday March 1, 2013, 6:36 am
S&N
 

Gvapo T. (21)
Friday March 1, 2013, 8:46 am
so we go again
thanks for posting this
 

Lisa AWAY Neste (696)
Friday March 1, 2013, 12:50 pm
Thank you for speaking out against CISPA. Thanks J.L. & Dandelion.
 

Terrie Williams (753)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 10:27 am
Signed, noted and shared on FB
 

Darlene W. (297)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 2:06 pm
Noted, signed, and shared. Bless all who care!!
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 6:46 pm
Absolutely signed & noted. Much thanks, J.L......and Dandelion for the link.
 

JL A. (269)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 7:08 pm
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Devon Leonard (54)
Sunday March 3, 2013, 10:31 am
Thanks J.L and Dandelion for bringing this to our attention..!! Signed two petitions and posted to FB.... We don't want this to pass..!!!!!!!
 

Gina Caracci (230)
Sunday March 3, 2013, 4:23 pm
so done!
 

Susan Allen (208)
Sunday March 3, 2013, 11:09 pm
noted, signed and share
 
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