CISPA – Could this be the end of YOUR Internet Freedom
Mass online criticism of the controversial acts, SOPA and PIPA stopped these bills being passed in the US earlier this year, but lawmakers have been busy putting together a similar act that will allow the government (and most likely the National Security Agency) to crawl the internet all in the name of cyber security.
To sum up CISPA, corporations such as Facebook, Microsoft and IBM can collect your data and pass it off the the US government without your permission all under the guise of cyber security. The Electronic Frontier Foundation, another online advocacy group, have made a statement condemning CISPA for what it means for the future of the Internet. “It effectively creates a ‘cybersecurity’’ exemption to all existing laws,” explains the EFF, who adds that “There are almost no restrictions on what can be collected and how it can be used, provided a company can claim it was motivated by ‘cybersecurity purposes.’”
I, for one, really hope the scary reality of this bill will motivate the majority to condemn this bill. For exact details of the bill please click here.
Below is a simple infographic that cuts through all the jargon and deliver an accurate picture of what is being planned by lawmakers in the US.
I hope you can understand the implications of this bill and help me spread the word to as many people as possible. Internets stand up for your rights!