Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

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I think the future might be similar to what was shown in the movie The Matrix. Governments will control everything , even breathing and will want us to breed and multiply so they can control more :(
 

Sushubh

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Companies currently supporting this new bill.

AT&T
Boeing
BSA
Business Roundtable
CSC
COMPTEL
CTIA - The Wireless Association
Cyber, Space & Intelligence Association
Edison Electric
EMC
Exelon
Facebook
The Financial Services Roundtable
IBM
Independent Telephone & Telecommunications Alliance
Information Technology Industry Council
Intel
Internet Security Alliance
Lockheed Martin
Microsoft
National Cable & Telecommunications Association
NDIA
Oracle
Symantec
TechAmerica
US Chamber of Commerce
US Telecom - The Broadband Association
Verizon

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011 | The Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
 


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One of the scariest parts of CISPA is that the bill goes above and beyond information sharing. Its definitions allow for countermeasures to be taken by private entities, and we think these provisions are ripe for abuse. Indeed, the bill defines "cybersecurity purpose" as any threat related to safeguarding or protecting a network. As long as companies act in "good faith" to combat such a cybersecurity threat, they have leeway to protect against “efforts to degrade, disrupt, or destroy [a] system or network.” This opens the door for ISPs and other companies to perform aggressive countermeasures like dropping or altering packets, so long as this is used as part of a scheme to identify cybersecurity threats. These countermeasures could put free speech in peril, and jeopardize the ordinary functioning of the Internet. This could also mean blocking websites, or disrupting privacy-enhancing technologies such as Tor. These countermeasures could even serve as a back door to enact policies unrelated to cybersecurity, such as disrupting p2p traffic.



Yes, CISPA Could Allow Companies to Filter or Block Internet Traffic
 

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Might be this cud start the End of the World....the famed apocalypse that was being talked about! :confused:Btw, Apple isnt supporting it? They shud be 1 of the frontrunners alongwith the leeches like Microsoft & FB.
 

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cispa is not new. it was delayed last year. there are a bunch of other new legislations that are appearing with longer names. would post about them soon enough. :)