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Forum Post: This Year, We helped Stop SOPA, PIPA and ACTA — All Dire Threats To The Internet. Now, Let’s Block CISPA

Posted 6 years ago on April 18, 2012, 12:02 p.m. EST by Reneye (118)
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[from another forum]

Dear Friends,

Right now, the US is poised to pass a new law that would permit US agents to spy on almost everything we do online. But we can stop them before the final vote.

Companies that we trust with our personal information, like Microsoft and Facebook, are key supporters of this bill that lets corporations share all user activity and content with US government agents without needing a warrant in the name of cyber-security — nullifying privacy guarantees for almost everyone around the world, no matter where we live and surf online.

If enough of us speak out, we can stop companies that profit from our business from supporting cyber-spying. Sign the petition to these key net corporations now:


The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) would allow companies doing business in the US to collect exact records of all of our online activities and hand them over to the US government, without ever notifying us that we are being watched. No warrant, no legal cause and no due process required. To make matters worse, the bill provides the government and corporations with blanket immunity to protect them from being sued for violation of privacy and other illegal actions.

The bill’s supporters claim that consumer information will be protected, but the reality is that huge loopholes would make everything we do online fair game — and nowadays, from banking to shopping, our private information is all stored on the Internet.

CISPA is being moved forward in Congress and will be voted upon in days. Let’s raise a massive outcry to stop corporations from giving the US a blank check to monitor our every move. Click below to take action:


This Year, We helped Stop SOPA, PIPA and ACTA — All Dire Threats To The Internet. Now, Let’s Block CISPA and end the US government attack on our Internet.

WIth hope and determination, Dalia, Allison, Emma, Ricken, Rewan, Andrew, Wen-Hua, and the rest of the Avaaz team

More information:

CISPA: The internet finds a new enemy (Global Post)


CISPA protests begin amid key changes to legislation (Los Angeles Times)


Cybersecurity Bill FAQ: The Disturbing Privacy Dangers in CISPA and How To Stop It (Electronic Frontier Foundation)


New CISPA Draft Narrows Cybersecurity Language as Protests Loom (Mashable)




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[-] 3 points by shadz66 (19985) 6 years ago

Re. CISPA, please also consider :

  • "How CISPA would affect you (faq) : CISPA may have cleared the U.S. House of Representatives, but the fight isn't over. It's shifted to the U.S. Senate. Here's CNET's FAQ on what you need to know about this particularly controversial Internet bill.", by Declan McCullagh : http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article31191.htm .

e tenebris, lux ...

[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (33688) from Coon Rapids, MN 6 years ago

Good one! Thanks Nevada1. You know I signed it and placed it out to other social media.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33688) from Coon Rapids, MN 6 years ago

Wow another great find. Thanks Nevada1.

[-] 2 points by Nevada1 (5843) 6 years ago

Hi DKA, Thank you. We need to constantly remind too many of our elected officials, that we the people exist.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33688) from Coon Rapids, MN 6 years ago

Well in their defense ( Don't Hit Me ). We have left them alone among themselves for much too long. No wonder they fell into bad company. But we are back ( The People ) and now we can work on treating the effects of keeping with bad company.

[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (5843) 6 years ago


[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33688) from Coon Rapids, MN 6 years ago

Good thing we are here together in a place to spread the word. I am so looking forward to all of the activity tomorrow.

[-] 1 points by Reneye (118) 6 years ago

You are a true warrior Nevada1 !! I appreciate your work!

[-] 2 points by Nevada1 (5843) 6 years ago

Hi Reneye, Thank you. Am concerned that Senate will approve. If it happens, hoping for President veto.

[-] 2 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 6 years ago

I am guessing this is the one that they end up passing. If by chance, we stop it, I am guessing they are just going to bundle this up in something else next time.

[-] 1 points by GregOrr (113) 6 years ago

Please check out http://the99percentvotes.com

I hope you'll use this as a platform to popularize your Internet policy ideas.

[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (5843) 6 years ago

Good time to bring this post back to top.


[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (5843) 6 years ago

Back to the top for visibility.

[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (5843) 6 years ago

Everyone needs to see this thread.

[-] 1 points by ClearTarget (216) 6 years ago

I was looking for a post like this as I'm completely against CISPA. CISPA violates our civil liberties and has no place in this world.

Signed without hesitation.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 6 years ago

right, government and company information should be available to the public at large

[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 6 years ago

I've posted the avaaz link on fb twice, and it's been removed. Keep spreading this around, people. Thanks Reneye.

[-] 0 points by Reneye (118) 6 years ago

You betcha! fb...arrrrgh!

[-] 1 points by forjustice (178) from Kearney, NE 6 years ago

These bills will continue until we get corporate money our of government and restore a government for the people.

And ACTA isn't buried yet. Obama signed it. Sen Ron Wyden is still fighting it.

Please everyone sign every petition you can find against this. here's another. https://secure.aclu.org/site/SPageServer?s_subsrc=SEM_Reddit_CISPA&pagename=SEM_CISPA

and this http://act.demandprogress.org/letter/cispa/?akid=1307.1458750.fibb9e&rd=1

Also call your senator before they vote.

[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (5843) 6 years ago

Hi forjustice, Thank you for links. Best Regards

[-] 1 points by shadz66 (19985) 6 years ago

Re. The NSA, please see :

multum in parvo ...

[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (5843) 6 years ago

Hi Reneye, Signed. Thank you for your effort on this most critical issue. Will spread petition. Best Regards

[-] 1 points by shadz66 (19985) 6 years ago

Hi Nev1 : Re. The NSA, a couple more articles for your consideration :

qui tacet consentire ...

[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (5843) 6 years ago

Hi shadz66, Thank you for links. All so strange. An old movie plot coming true. Best Regards

[-] 1 points by reckoning (53) 6 years ago

If Obama signs this like the NDAA..will the Obama supporters be ok with it???

[-] 1 points by PeterKropotkin (1050) from Oakland, CA 6 years ago

Yes they will defend the corporate wolves in the democratic party until the end.

[-] 1 points by alexrai (851) 6 years ago

If he signed away their souls they still wouldn't bat an eyelash...

Lets see if Obama can redeem himself a bit by putting a big fat V.E.T.O. on this bill instead of a signing statement.

[-] 0 points by Reneye (118) 6 years ago

I hear you! What will it take????????? I take no sides.