House passes the mother of all bills: CISPA (just to be sure you really feel fucked over)

The House on Thursday approved cybersecurity legislation that privacy groups have denounced as invasive.

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act ( CISPA) sponsored by Reps. Mike Rogers (R-Michigan) and Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Maryland), passed on a vote of 248 to 168.

Gigaom reports:

The revised bill passed by a vote of 248 to 168, with 206 Republicans voting in favor of the bill and 140 Democrats voting against it. Earlier today, we published this FAQ, which examines the issues surrounding the bill and its potential impact on the technology and media industries.

The Verge reports:

Even should the bill pass, though, the White House has threatened a veto: today, a letter from the Executive Office of the President (PDF) says that the Obama administration strongly opposes CISPA due to a lack of civilian oversight and privacy protections.

H.R. 3523 fails to provide authorities to ensure that the Nation’s core critical infrastructure is protected while repealing important provisions of electronic surveillance law without instituting corresponding privacy, confidentiality, and civil liberties safeguards.

Read the politicians names here that supported this invasion of our privacy. Vote them out.

If CISPA passes through the Senate and it’s highly likely, then it rests on President Obama’s shoulders to veto this treasonous legislation. Obama signed the NDAA – I really hope he doesn’t punk out on us with CISPA too, but it’s a possibility, however, I suspect the President will be sure it’s edited to ensure the privacy of Americans.

I hope.


Image: The Verge

  • novenator

    Republican 206-28
    Democratic 42-140

    Remember folks, “both sides are the same.” Except for the fact that nearly every Republican and conservative Democrat voted for CISPA and nearly every moderate or liberal Democrat voted against it.

    Fuck the right. They hate freedom.

    • Michael Smith

      The Left hates Freedom just as much. You Greencoats and your UN Agenda 21 “Sustainability” Cult are proof of that. And it was Obama who signed the NDAA when he said he wouldn’t… until it was made MORE draconian. Taxes are slavery on the people who make money and you idiots think your FREE because the Government robs people to give you welfare? What will happen when the checks stop coming through… which will soon happen because the Government is broke and we’re about to experience an WORLDWIDE economic collapse. Deal with that! LOL

      • novenator

        Wow. You must be a rocket surgeon.