Here Comes CISPA Again - Get Ready to Fight!

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The email I received today from Namecheap about CISPA. I've been saying it's not a question of if a bill like SOPA or CISPA will pass, it's a question of WHEN. So we can fight, fight, fight and stave it off for awhile, just like the online gambling prohibition battles, but eventually a bill WILL BE PASSED. Shouldn't stop us from fighting each one, however....



"A new threat, CISPA (Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act) originally emerged in 2012. It has come to life again this week as an even bigger threat to online freedom.
As such, we are once again committing to action. We are asking for your help to raise awareness and take a stand. Take a moment to learn more about this threat and then use the buttons provided on the page to share this information with your social media contacts. In addition, you can use the coupon code CISPAalert during your next .com, .net. or .org registration or transfer and save $1 on the first year per domain while showing your support for the fight against this legislation.
Shari Steele, Executive Director, EFF states:
EFF is pleased to stand with Namecheap in voicing strong opposition to the CISPA legislation recently re-introduced in the House. We thank Namecheap users for their much-needed support and generosity. With the support of the Namecheap community, EFF can continue the fight for digital rights on behalf of all Internet users."
#cispa #fight #ready
  • Profile picture of the author colinph970
    Governments serve the people and should never believe they are "in power" (assuming they are democratically elected). For this reason alone we should fight such interference. It always amazes me how various governments seem to believe that the more they regulate business the better off we all are!
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    • Profile picture of the author bluecoyotemedia
      Originally Posted by colinph970 View Post

      Governments serve the people and should never believe they are "in power" (assuming they are democratically elected). For this reason alone we should fight such interference. It always amazes me how various governments seem to believe that the more they regulate business the better off we all are!
      governments are in power.. are you taking meds

      the majority of the people are alseep.
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    • Originally Posted by colinph970 View Post

      Governments serve the people and should never believe they are "in power" (assuming they are democratically elected). For this reason alone we should fight such interference. It always amazes me how various governments seem to believe that the more they regulate business the better off we all are!
      people hate liberty, they say they love it, but their actions say they hate it.
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      soon people... Relax...
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      • Profile picture of the author cypherslock
        Originally Posted by HelpingYouBeAnExpert View Post

        people hate liberty, they say they love it, but their actions say they hate it.

        Examples? I know up here we have the issue of most people not wanting their little world disrupted and so don't speak up or out. I had one girl tell me she was voting for a particular politician because he promised to "protect" her career, even though when looking at the competition, it was clear that they had more long term and better plans.

        It just didn't matter to her. So long as we turn a blind eye to this type of stuff (CISPA or the shooting sports), we always run the risk of having our freedoms and rights taken away under the guise of "keeping the public safe" and "protecting the children" (yes protect them, but find a way to do it that doesn't trample over people's rights).
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  • Profile picture of the author marketinguk
    I agree with the OP it is likely that something like this will eventually happen not so much if but when, especially with all the cyber crime going on, espionage reported in the press the whole time etc.
    I actually couldn't care less any more to be honest, like we have any privacy online anyway, look at Google for example, anyone who thinks Google aren't spying/snooping day and night on people need a reality check. I fully expect Google to publicly fight this proposed bill like they have done in the past, but it's the ultimate in hypocricy coming from them IMO.

    However, I don't really mind, i'm not doing anything to be worried about so it doesn't really affect my life one iota and I understand why they want to regulate the web more. Not saying I agree with them or support them on it but I get it, the level of cyber crime is terrible, online fraud, other Countries spying/hacking etc.

    I am sure others will think differently about this but that's my viewpoint on it.
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  • Profile picture of the author colinph970
    the meds are good.....and I agree that most are asleep....zzzzzzzz
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  • Profile picture of the author felixcohen
    Just check "Contagion" movie and you will see what government is planning.
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  • Profile picture of the author kindsvater
    One problem is a company like Namecheap "leading the charge." When a business becomes popular as a safe haven for anonymous spammers and scammers it is a poster child for why government forced transparency is needed. Sort of like the mob leading the charge against banking disclosure laws.

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    • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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      Originally Posted by kindsvater View Post

      One problem is a company like Namecheap "leading the charge." When a business becomes popular as a safe haven for anonymous spammers and scammers it is a poster child for why government forced transparency is needed. Sort of like the mob leading the charge against banking disclosure laws.

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      I'd say EFF is leading the charge. Namecheap is only collecting donations that go to EFF. I honestly doubt that Namecheap would ever have a reputation for being a safe haven for anonymous spammers and scammers. Protecting privacy of your customers doesn't automatically mean that you provide safe haven for bad actors.

      https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/0...-get-your-data
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    • Profile picture of the author Jason_V
      Originally Posted by kindsvater View Post

      One problem is a company like Namecheap "leading the charge." When a business becomes popular as a safe haven for anonymous spammers and scammers it is a poster child for why government forced transparency is needed. Sort of like the mob leading the charge against banking disclosure laws.

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      Funny you bring that up, I just saw a blurb this morning about how banks are getting away with 300% interest on "Payday Loans"

      Yet, when the mob did it, it was called "Loansharking"

      The mob would "run numbers" or you could place bets with "bookies" Now these are state sponsored called "lotteries" and "sports betting" in casinos (yes, I know the mob/casino connection, but it's still legal, isn't it?)

      Funny how when one organization does something it's "criminal and illegal" but when the government or in the case of payday loans big banks does something, it's "totally okay"

      I imagine just as before sites like Wikipedia and other well known sites will jump all over this.

      This isn't something to be taken lightly.
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    • Originally Posted by kindsvater View Post

      One problem is a company like Namecheap "leading the charge." When a business becomes popular as a safe haven for anonymous spammers and scammers it is a poster child for why government forced transparency is needed. Sort of like the mob leading the charge against banking disclosure laws.

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      what will destroy is thinking the government can regulate and protect you and that is why people like you will demand our freedom be destroyed in the name of good. I hate regulation like CISPA the problem is I'm considered a looser from people like you who make majority and can force me me to be regulated even that I don't want to be regulated. There is your problem and why America was not a democracy.
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      soon people... Relax...
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      • Profile picture of the author Kay King
        Yes, a couple of large banks are now offering advances at 300% interest. Oh my, says the HuffPost, what a shocking development.

        But those are legal loans - and quite an improvement over the payday advance storefronts that (in some states) charge more than 500% annual interest. So - is it really shocking? Or is it a lack of regulation of lending practices? Or is it a distasteful type of loan that is necessary for some consumers in this economy? It's not a black and white issue.

        Regulations on the internet are the same. There will be regulation and fighting every single attempt to impose some order is doomed to fail. The groups leading protests and launching petitions could be more effective if they would target only the provisions that could harm normal, law abiding internet users.

        The internet has become a series of roadways - there are 10 lane highways and dirt roads, spaghetti junctions and one way streets. The traffic is horrendous and to protect the average "driver" there have to be rules imposed and enforced that set speed limits, add traffic signals and protect honest users from the wild drivers who have no respect for the rights of others.

        The only people who don't give up their privacy online are those who are deliberately hiding in order to spam/scam/pirate others online. The rest of us may feel anonymous by not using our name - but we have a digital signature that provides our identity. If you want total privacy - you aren't online to begin with.

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  • Profile picture of the author himanuzo
    Ooooo CISPA....

    Hope our online businesses are safe and still running....
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  • Profile picture of the author fpdeziner
    The House cybersecurity bill that allows the National Security Agency (NSA) and the military to collect your private internet records is scheduled for an encore appearance.
    allows companies to turn over your sensitive internet records directly to the NSA and the Department of Defense without requiring them to make even a reasonable effort to protect your privacy.
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    • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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      Originally Posted by fpdeziner View Post

      The House cybersecurity bill that allows the National Security Agency (NSA) and the military to collect your private internet records is scheduled for an encore appearance.
      allows companies to turn over your sensitive internet records directly to the NSA and the Department of Defense without requiring them to make even a reasonable effort to protect your privacy.
      Not just NSA and the Dept of Defense. Just about any government agency that wants it.

      https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/0...-get-your-data
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