Saturday, April 28, 2012

CISPA Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act Passes House 248-168 April 26, 2012

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, called CISPA for short, has passed the House with a vote of 248 in favor and 168 opposed. This vote occurred a day earlier than publicly announced. It was announced as being scheduled for Friday, April 27, 2012, but was abruptly moved forward by a day, and occurred on Thursday, April 26, 2012. Let's hope the Senate does not pass this.

What does CISPA mean for Americans? Basically, it means you have absolutely no privacy once you power up your computer, or any computer, even the one at the local library or Kinko's or any other internet kiosk. Anything you do with a computer can and probably will be tracked, logged, analyzed, and flagged in some database to be used against you whenever convenient for the Government or its industry allies, like banks. You are being profiled.

By now, you should realize that whatever you post on Facebook or any other social media site is never deleted. Even though you may have clicked an option to remove your post from your timeline or delete your post, it's never gone. It's just no longer visible to you.

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