The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) is so unlimited in scope that all the proposed new powers of censorship that led to SOPA’s mass response are likely to be brought in to law. CISPA simply makes the terms vaguer than SOPA and gives more rights to huge cooperations over individuals. Morover, CISPA throws the net far wider, effectively ending the internet as we know it. The bill is currently being bulldozed through Congress with the final vote on Monday.
- Deactivate your Facebook account immediately: Facebook are supporting the bill. As of today facebook.com/neurobonkers is going dark until further notice. (Followers please swap to other forms of subscription – see the side bar).
- US citizens: Contact your representative in Congress.
- Join over half a million people and sign the Avaas petition.
- Publicly announce that you are withdrawing from business with companies giving expressed support:
CTIA – The Wireless Association
Cyber, Space & Intelligence Association
The Financial Services Roundtable
Independent Telephone & Telecommunications Alliance
Information Technology Industry Council
Internet Security Alliance
National Cable & Telecommunications Association
US Chamber of Commerce
US Telecom – The Broadband Association
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