DownsizeDC: CISPA: Stop the Cybersecurity-Industrial Complex by James Wilson


CISPA: Stop the Cybersecurity-Industrial Complex
Posted by James Wilson

Should Congress commission private companies to spy on you?

As John Perry Barlow wrote, "Relying on the government to protect your privacy is like asking a peeping tom to install your window blinds."

This week the House (our peeping toms) will be considering CISPA, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. This is the same bill, HR 3523, we warned you about last week.

There will almost certainly be last-minute changes to the bill, or a cybersecurity bill with a different name or bill number could pass.

We have grave doubts that ANY "cybersecurity" bill is necessary. As the following letter shows, it will likely do more harm than good.

That's why I sent this letter to Congress using's Hands off the Internet Campaign, and invite you to join me.

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