I was going to do a post today about the chickens, you want to know more right? Or maybe the worms. They are worms meh.
Instead I will veer off any of my topics and high-jack this post with politics, eekkk!! It will not happen often.
I do feel strongly about this topic. So there you go, read at your risk.
We all like to think we have the right to privacy, correct? It is MY house, My car, My computer……. but maybe someone in the government does not like this.
do you know what CISPA is? cyber intelligence sharing and protection act. You thought it was all over last year huh? Nope Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) and Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) submitted it again in February 2013. Crazy huh? Want to know more? and you should.
Thank you Geek Beat for telling us this is happening again.
This piece of legislation dubbed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act has been created under the guise of being a necessary implement in America’s war against cyber attacks. But the vague verbiage contained within the pages of the bill permits both the federal government and private companies to view your private online communications with no judicial oversight provided. It will essentially allow them to monitor, censor and stop any online activity that they consider disruptive to the government or private parties.
I wonder if this blog post would fall under the disruptive to government part of the bill?
I understand why the police want this. Freedom to share information about criminals. What if you are the criminal because of what you surf on the net? What if the government starts to collect data on all of us? Even more than they have now. Only with this bill they do not need to get a search warrant, they just have to track your internet habits. Scary.
I know that some of you will think I am being a conspiracy theorist, in this I think that is a good thing.
I for one am sick of the government taking away my rights.
The Bill of Right, specifically the 14th Amendment gives me
(Privacy of the Person and Possessions)
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Doesn’t this mean that they can’t search my internet habits as well?
I am getting all preachy here. I believe we should all be informed citizens and should stand up for what we believe in.
How do you feel about CISPA?