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CISPA: Son Of SOPA Threatens Internet Freedom

CISPA: Son Of SOPA Threatens Internet Freedom

Congress is trying to censor the Internet, again. Only months after SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act, was defeated by an online popular uprising, a new bill is quietly working its way through Congress; a bill that threatens the future of the Internet, a bill that threatens everyone’s digital rights.

CISPA, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (H.R. 3523), is a draconian measure that would allow the feds and other corporate interests to monitor and even censor online activity without due process or even probable cause.

If passed, the legislation would give companies and the government new powers to monitor and censor communications, all in the name of “cybersecurity.” In particular, the legislation could be used to silence whistleblower websites like WikiLeaks.

CISPA, H.R. 3523, is meant “to provide for the sharing of certain cyber threat intelligence and cyber threat information between the intelligence community and cybersecurity entities, and for other purposes.”

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