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Windows 7: Under CISPA, companies can't promise to protect your privacy

18 Apr 2013   #1

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Under CISPA, companies can't promise to protect your privacy

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Major technology and Web companies — not limited to Google, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft — will not be allowed to promise to protect users' privacy should CISPA pass Congress.

For those out of the loop, CISPA will allow private sector firms to search personal and sensitive user data of ordinary U.S. residents to identify this so-called "threat information", and to then share that information with each other and the US government — without the need for a court-ordered warrant.

Under a new amendment voted on earlier today in the U.S. House [PDF], U.S. companies would have been able to keep their privacy policies intact and their promises valid, including terms of service, legally enforceable in the future.
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19 Apr 2013   #2

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Flood your congressman's inbox with letters asking them to do their duty to fight this. This went from slippery slope, to just flat out ridiculous in the blink of an eye.........just the way they wanted it.
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19 Apr 2013   #3

Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, OSX Maverick
 
 

The House of Representatives passed CISPA yesterday, by the margin of 288-127. Next up is the Senate that has rejected CISPA the last time around by a vote of 52-48, barely enough for majority. They will vote on CISPA sometimes later this year and the President already promised to sign CISPA, if it passes the Congress.

The companies, from IBM to Verizon, do support CISPA, either directly or indirectly or by association membership:

CISPA supporters list: 800+ companies that could help Uncle Sam snag your data | Digital Trends

Google and Microsoft fall into the indirectly, while Facebook is squarely in the directly category. It's pretty much up to the Senate now, if CISPA becomes law of cyber world in the US.

And yes, I did contact my congressmen prior to the vote by the House of Representatives and the senator as well...
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19 Apr 2013   #4

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Better think two or three times about what you decide to put out on the net.....
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19 Apr 2013   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
Better think two or three times about what you decide to put out on the net.....
They heard that
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19 Apr 2013   #6

Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, OSX Maverick
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
Better think two or three times about what you decide to put out on the net.....
Well, it's soon to be what you're looking at on the net...
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19 Apr 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cr00zng View Post
and the President already promised to sign CISPA, if it passes the Congress.
Ah, so he came out and doubled back on his promise to veto? Not like veto threats from him even matter since NDAA demonstrated his veto threats are quite empty indeed.
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19 Apr 2013   #8

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I have never seen the president promising to sign it, in fact, all I have seen is the White House saying that Obama would likely veto it? A Guy
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19 Apr 2013   #9
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"Protected Private Information" really isn't nor has been. "They" can get any internet info with much more ease than a wire tap. Heck I, a noob, dug up some private info on a former employer just for grins and giggles. Address, bowling team, wife's work and more.
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19 Apr 2013   #10

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The President will veto the bill as it stands......he is wanting some things added/taken away from it. That is my understanding of the latest news on it.
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