I’ts been a few months since SOPA was ‘about’, There’s been a few new names for the same policy (Kind of). CISPA which is The CYBER INTELLIGENCE SHARING AND PROTECTION ACT.
There is a difference however, CISPA allows the US Government to hold all information you own from sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+. All this information will be shared with the CIA and National Security Agency, I know, It’s bloody rude!
Mike Rogers, The sponsored rep said an amended version of the bill would only enable companies and intelligence agencies to share information which is related to the follow:
- Cyber Security Purposes
- Investigation and Prosecution of cyber security crimes
- Protection of individuals from death and bodily harm (Threats etc I suppose)
- Child Pornography
- Protection of the national Security of the United States.
Now I completely agree with the Child Pornography and Protection of the national Security of the United States, These two sub-laws are completely understandable!
However, What if the US cocks up like they seem to usually do? I mean they are only human… What if they raid a 12 year olds house because they went on Hackforums?
Protection of individuals from death and/or bodily harm is a tough one to be honest, I mean what if the person brings it upon themselves? What if someone threatens someone else and shit hits the fan?
Also what constitutes a Cyber Security Threat? Booting a US server is hardly a threat.. it’s just an inconvenience. What about the case where the US Databases got hacked by a teenager?
Ok, Ok I understand the internet is a bit too ‘free’ in terms of dangers than can come from it. But what gives the US the right to monitor me? A British citizen. I’m not allowed to vote in their country so how is that fair?
It’s fairly unclear what’s going on at the moment but I do know this will pass…