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Tag Archives: CISPA

Senators are trying to revive CISPA. Again!

Time to call our Senators and Congresspeople again. How come the only thing members of Congress can come together on is controlling the web habits and information sharing of everyday citizens? What are they afraid of?

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US Government Comes Down Hard On 3D Printed Guns, The World Has Changed.

Last year we predicted the next great battle between the online public and the government would be around 3D printing. Now the battle is here courtesy of the US State Department and Senator Schumer.

3D printing is a massively disruptive technology. Sure, one can print a gun with this technology but one can build a gun if one really wants to from materials at a hardware store. “Zip guns” which are made from everyday industrial materials have been around since the gun was invented. But there is a much bigger issue in play here.

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Pro-CISPA Forces Spent 140 Times More Lobbying Than Opponents

Interests supporting a controversial bill aimed at improving cyber security, set for a House vote Thursday, spent 140 times as much lobbying Congress as those on the other side of the debate and have dozens of former Capitol Hill insiders working on their behalf, an analysis by the Sunlight Foundation’s Reporting Group shows.

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Another Loss For Freedom At the Hands Of the Republicans, CISPA Passed the House

Congratulations America, the Republican controlled House of Representatives just passed CISPA, which will allow private companies to share your personal online information with the government with no worry of legal liability. If AT&T shares your medical records with Uncle Sam, well that’s too bad. There’s nothing you can do about it.

Now it goes to the Senate, where McCain, and Schumer are waiting to send it to the president for signature. Obama has indicated that he might veto, but I wouldn’t hold my breath.

Soon the government (in theory) will be able to follow your web browsing (with help from private industry) without so much as a warrant.

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