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U.S. Gives Big, Secret Push to Internet Surveillance


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JL
- 460 days ago - news.cnet.com
Justice Department agreed to issue "2511 letters" immunizing AT&T and other companies participating in a cybersecurity program from criminal prosecution under the Wiretap Act, according to new documents obtained by the Electronic Privacy Information Cent



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JL A. (272)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 6:00 pm
Copywritten article at the site
 

Roxy H. (340)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 6:41 pm
Chris had this up aslo, great article
 

JL A. (272)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 6:43 pm
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Sue H. (7)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 8:00 pm
Well hell, what's next??
 

JL A. (272)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 8:03 pm
That's the key question isn't it Sue? You cannot currently send a star to Sue because you have done so within the last day.
 

Lynn Squance (227)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 10:19 pm
So it is OK to break the law if you're the government or a government agency, but heaven help you if you're just a poor shmuck? May they choke on their "get out of jail free" cards!
 

JL A. (272)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 10:40 pm
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Past Member (0)
Friday April 26, 2013, 7:54 am
That's not good. I don't want the government spying on me while I'm on the computer. If this keeps going the way it is, the government could punish us even for posting a story on fanfiction.net.
 

Kit B. (277)
Friday April 26, 2013, 8:41 am

“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
Ben Franklin

”Those Who Sacrifice Liberty For Security Deserve Neither.”

We are so willing to give up our freedom which does require personal responsibility, for the false sense of security of having the government just think for us. tsk, tsk. As you sow....
 

JL A. (272)
Friday April 26, 2013, 9:25 am
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Angelika R. (146)
Friday April 26, 2013, 2:00 pm
They learned it all from Israel -? A selfmade fate.. the fear of the fear at work. Thx >Jl, I also read this before, it stinks!
 

Carol D. (104)
Friday April 26, 2013, 2:01 pm
They are probably already doing it to many individuals that they may be interested in

thanks

 

JL A. (272)
Friday April 26, 2013, 2:28 pm
You are welcome Angelika and Carol.
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Birgit W. (140)
Friday April 26, 2013, 2:36 pm
Noted
 

Past Member (0)
Friday April 26, 2013, 4:15 pm
Another brick in the wall of the corporate state.
 

Sandra Patterson (60)
Friday April 26, 2013, 5:25 pm
duly noted,ty
 

Kit B. (277)
Friday April 26, 2013, 5:28 pm

From the ACLU:

Thanks to tens of thousands of ACLU supporters and donors like you, last week we published a full-page ad in Politico opposing CISPA, modeled after classic horror movie posters of the 1950s.

It sent an unmistakable signal to Capitol Hill that CISPA is a dangerous threat to our freedom we refuse to tolerate. And President Obama swiftly agreed, issuing a veto threat against CISPA the very next day, just like we called for in our massive petition—an incredible victory!

But the US House of Reps went rogue, passing the bill anyway—with virtually none of the amendments proposed to protect our privacy. It looks like the bill may be dead in the Senate, but some key senators are talking about measures that are even worse than CISPA.

In response, we’re mailing posters of the CISPA ad to powerful players on the Senate Intelligence Committee in D.C. so they understand that CISPA, or anything like it, is unacceptable. And we need to keep spreading the word about the threat to our online privacy to the public, too.
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I only wish I could share that poster with you here. It is like a 1950's horror show movie poster.
 

JL A. (272)
Friday April 26, 2013, 5:33 pm
You are welcome Sandra.

Thanks Kit for the ACLU update--it does feel very Joe McCarthyish...
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Lois Jordan (55)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 2:15 pm
Thanks for posting, JL! I just sent letters to my Congress critters & POTUS today (through an ACLU mailing) to oppose CISPA. I think Demand Progress has a petition, too, (which I've signed). Sorry I don't have more info.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 2:20 pm
Just remembered the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) is also actively opposing CISPA with petitions.
 

Michael Kirkby (83)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 3:35 pm
Smug looking SOB isn't he?
 

JL A. (272)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 4:14 pm
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Theodore Shayne (56)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 10:37 am
Slick and yes you will be assimilated. It's the where and the why for that remains unrevealed.
 

JL A. (272)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 11:04 am
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