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US Senate Sells Out On Privacy

“REPUBLICANS” FALL SHORT ON LIBERTY … AGAIN Another day, another D.C. betrayal …. This time it’s the “Republican-controlled” U.S. Senate, which voted overwhelmingly this week to pass the so-called “Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act,” or CISA. This bill is a fundamental recalibration of America’s mass surveillance operation – one effectively putting private…

“REPUBLICANS” FALL SHORT ON LIBERTY … AGAIN

Another day, another D.C. betrayal ….

This time it’s the “Republican-controlled” U.S. Senate, which voted overwhelmingly this week to pass the so-called “Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act,” or CISA.

This bill is a fundamental recalibration of America’s mass surveillance operation – one effectively putting private companies in charge of snooping on citizens and turning over that information to the government.

Same sh*t … different day, in other words.

“The bill is fundamentally flawed due to its broad immunity clauses, vague definitions, and aggressive spying authorities,” the pro-liberty Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) noted.

None of that stopped the party of “limited government” from passing it, though … with overwhelming “Republican” support.  In fact only five GOP Senators voted against the bill – along with sixteen Democrats.

(For those of you keeping score at home, presidential candidates Ted Cruz, Lindsey Graham, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio missed the vote).

 

“The passage of CISA reflects the misunderstanding many lawmakers have about technology and security,” EFF added.  “Computer security engineers were against it. Academics were against it. Technology companies, including some of Silicon Valley’s biggest like Twitter and Salesforce, were against it.  Civil society organizations were against it.  And constituents sent over 1 million faxes opposing CISA to Senators.”

A lot of good that did …

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16 comments

The Buzzman October 28, 2015 at 4:44 pm

HOLY SHIT!

Don’t tell me we got fucking SAURON to worry about now!

Thought he was vanquished forever. And how the hell did he get to the here and now out of Middle Earth?

I blame Peter Jackson.

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The Buzzman October 28, 2015 at 4:47 pm

Don’t think I’m not taking this issue seriously. It sucks, what they have done. But ya gotta laugh, to keep from cryin’.

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Centrist View October 28, 2015 at 8:24 pm

1 million FAXes???

Capitol Hill FAX machines ran out of paper after the first 100K. No wonder Congress did not get the word.

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secfemsonclucked October 28, 2015 at 9:55 pm

Senator Tim Scott voted for this. Lindsay Graham didn’t vote. So how bout them’ republicans.. government expanders

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shifty henry October 28, 2015 at 10:03 pm

The photo of the burning vagina pretty well sums up the message about what we are receiving — ( your message here _________ ) .

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The Buzzman October 28, 2015 at 10:39 pm

Amazon vagina during Snu-Snu.

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"Representative Government" October 29, 2015 at 8:55 am

This is no less than the 5th time this bill has come up for vote only to be defeated by public outcry. This time it simply wasnt enough. 5 times america has told their “representative government” they do not want this bill to pass. and it kept coming back in one form or another.

BUT it allows the government to bypass the 4th amendment, so the police state just couldnt allow it to go by the way side.

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CISA, the end all of democracy October 29, 2015 at 9:15 am

People fail to see the implications. Want a government job, applying for veteran’s benefits, trying to get a business license, applying for student loans, are you a witness in a court case? The government will have full access to your entire history of communications, not just your web history, but every phone call you make, text message you send, email you send, tweet you post. and every one that you receive too. And it wont matter if the information would have otherwise been privileged, so communications between you and your preacher, doctor, spouse and lawyer will all be admissible in court under this law because they were given to the government by an entity legally entitled to have them without the government “asking”

Every one of you has something in your private conversations with friends that would damage your character, something that could be taken out of context. And now the government has free reign over this information.

The only way to change things is to vote these scumbags out of office….but good luck with that since they now have the dirty laundry of anyone who would try to run against them

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9" October 29, 2015 at 2:17 pm

On the other hand,why would any of those gubmint people give a fuck about you ?

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9" October 29, 2015 at 10:41 am

You have a Facebook account and you’re worried about this shit?

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True none the less October 29, 2015 at 11:02 am

You make a valid point-

But if someone who wrote this same article WASN’T on CIA/FBI/NSAbook it would just be a more valid point.

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9" October 29, 2015 at 12:20 pm

Let me know the next time your laptop is confiscated by police or your identity stolen

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True none the less October 29, 2015 at 1:24 pm

Shit, my data was part of the data stolen in the SCDOR leak & yet again here via T-Mobile just last month. I had someone in England charging truffles on my credit card last month.

I’m missing your point though.

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9" October 29, 2015 at 1:55 pm

The SCDOR leak was insignificant,and had happened in other states,too.If your next door neighbor is hacking your wi-fi,that’s a bigger problem

True none the less October 29, 2015 at 2:57 pm

I wouldn’t call the SCDOR leak insignificant, but more to the point- my neighbor would go to jail for doing to same thing government is doing.

That’s not right.

9" October 29, 2015 at 3:28 pm

Not true.This is illegal in only one or two states,last I checked.You can be charged w/someone else’s internet crimes,but going to the police is not a good idea…
If you’re living in an apartment,it’s worse.

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