CISPA is the new SOPA‏...alert from Demand Progress to those concerned about online access rights; here we go again !!!

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Below is an email I received on 4/10/12 from Demand Progress ( http://demandprogress.org/ ) alerting people on its email list of a new attempt to restrict our online access rights. The bill is called the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), [H.R. 3523] . The bill has 28 corporate sponsors as of today ... more than SOPA had; click on the Slashgear.com link below for this list, and for the text of the bill itself. Some say it is worse than SOPA, some say it is not. Please read the analysis I have included, and decide whether or not you wish to join the Demand Progress campaign or others you may learn of to fight back. In a reply after this main body I will include other letters that Demand Progress has sent in this campaign, including one that asks Facebook and Twitter users to help get the word out. Ironic, since Facebook itself is on the list of corporate sponsors.

Expert: New CISPA Bill Isn't SOPA, But Still Attacks Constitutional Rights
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2012/04/12/expert-new-cispa-bill-isnt-sopa-but-still-attacks-constitutional-rights

Say 'hello' to CISPA, it will remind you of SOPA
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57413627-93/say-hello-to-cispa-it-will-remind-you-of-sopa/

CISPA brings Reddit’s SOPA warriors in force
http://www.slashgear.com/cispa-brings-reddits-sopa-warriors-in-force-13222837/

Facebook supports horrible proposed Internet bill CISPA
http://boingboing.net/2012/04/13/facebook-supports-horrible-pro.html

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This link is set up to check for additional stories on the CISPA bill from Google, and will pick up new items as they are added : http://tinyurl.com/7p4m7dc

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This is the original email I received from Demand Progress ( http://demandprogress.org/ ) :

Here's their next move: The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, would obliterate any semblance of online privacy in the United States.

And CISPA would provide a victory for content owners who were shell-shocked by the unprecedented outpouring of activism in opposition to SOPA and Internet censorship.

The House of Representatives is planning to take up CISPA later this month. Click here to ask your lawmakers to oppose it.

SOPA was pushed as a remedy to the supposed economic threat of online piracy -- but economic fear-mongering didn't quite do the trick.

So those concerned about copyright are engaging in sleight of hand, appending their legislation to a bill that most Americans will assume is about keeping them safe from bad guys.

This so-called cyber security bill aims to prevent theft of "government information" and "intellectual property" and could let ISPs block your access to websites -- or the whole Internet.

Don't let them push this back-door SOPA. Click here to demand that your lawmakers oppose CISPA.

CISPA also encourages companies to share information about you with the government and other corporations.

That data could then be used for just about anything -- from prosecuting crimes to ad placements.

And perhaps worst of all, CISPA supercedes all other online privacy protections.

Please click here to urge your lawmakers to oppose CISPA when it comes up for a vote this month.

Thanks for fighting for the Internet.

-Demand Progress

PS - CISPA is likely to see a vote later this month. Please urge your friends to take action by forwarding this email or using these links:

If you're already on Facebook, click here to share with your friends.If you're already on Twitter, click here to tweet about the campaign: Tweet

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re: CISPA is the new SOPA (received 4/10/12 from Demand Progress) ‏

CISPA would obliterate any semblance of online privacy in the United States. And CISPA would provide a victory for content owners who were shell-shocked by the unprecedented outpouring of activism in opposition to SOPA and Internet censorship.

Please encourage your friends to fight back:

If you're already on Facebook, click here to share with your friends.

If you're already on Twitter, click here to tweet about the campaign.

Or, just email the link to your friends:

http://act.demandprogress.org/act/cispa/?referring_akid=a5523625.1939829.FjsNpo&source=auto-e

Here's a sample email you can send to your friends:

Friends,

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA would obliterate any semblance of online privacy in the United States -- and provide a victory for content owners who were shell-shocked by the unprecedented outpouring of activism in opposition to SOPA and Internet censorship.

The House of Representatives is planning to take it up later this month. Click here to ask your lawmakers to oppose it:

http://act.demandprogress.org/letter/cispa/?referring_akid=a5523625.1939829.FjsNpo&source=auto-taf

SOPA was pushed as a remedy to the supposed economic threat of online piracy -- but economic fear-mongering didn't quite do the trick, so those concerned about copyright are engaging in sleight of hand, appending their legislation to a bill that most Americans will assume is about keeping them safe from bad guys.

This so-called cyber security bill aims to prevent theft of "government information" and "intellectual property" and could let ISPs block your access to websites -- or the whole Internet.

CISPA also encourages companies to share information about you with the government and other corporations. That data could then be used for just about anything -- from prosecuting crimes to ad placements. And worst of all, CISPA supercedes all other online privacy protections.

Please click here to urge your lawmakers to oppose it when it comes up for a vote this month:

http://act.demandprogress.org/letter/cispa/?referring_akid=a5523625.1939829.FjsNpo&source=auto-taf

Thanks.

One last thing -- Demand Progress's small, dedicated, under-paid staff relies on the generosity of members like you to support our work.

Thank you!

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miksilvr
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Privacy, obliterated‏ (received 4/11/12, from Demand Progress)

Demand Progress members have been bombarding Congress in opposition to CISPA, with nearly 60,000 emails sent in the last 24 hours.

We need to make sure our lawmakers know that we won't stop fighting for privacy rights and Internet freedom.

Will you help bolster our cause by urging your friends to join the effort? You can use these links, or forward the email below:

If you're already on Facebook, click here to share with your friends.

If you're already on Twitter, click here to tweet about the campaign: Tweet

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Here's their next move: The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, would obliterate any semblance of online privacy in the United States.

And CISPA would provide a victory for content owners who were shell-shocked by the unprecedented outpouring of activism in opposition to SOPA and Internet censorship.

The House of Representatives is planning to take up CISPA later this month. Click here to ask your lawmakers to oppose it.

SOPA was pushed as a remedy to the supposed economic threat of online piracy -- but economic fear-mongering didn't quite do the trick.

So those concerned about copyright are engaging in sleight of hand, appending their legislation to a bill that most Americans will assume is about keeping them safe from bad guys.

This so-called cyber security bill aims to prevent theft of "government information" and "intellectual property" and could let ISPs block your access to websites -- or the whole Internet.

Don't let them push this back-door SOPA. Click here to demand that your lawmakers oppose CISPA.

CISPA also encourages companies to share information about you with the government and other corporations.

That data could then be used for just about anything -- from prosecuting crimes to ad placements.

And perhaps worst of all, CISPA supercedes all other online privacy protections.

Please click here to urge your lawmakers to oppose CISPA when it comes up for a vote this month.

Thanks for fighting for the Internet.

-Demand Progress

PS - CISPA is likely to see a vote later this month. Please urge your friends to take action by forwarding this email or using these links:

If you're already on Facebook, click here to share with your friends.If you're already on Twitter, click here to tweet about the campaign: Tweet

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miksilvr
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So I guess Sinclair Lewis was wrong when he said:

"When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross."

Instead it will come as an email in your inbox or no email because some ass thought you should be banned from the Internet. Time to round up the troops again and fight CISPA! Show the goons that the people not the rich are boss!

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This one comes from www.zdnet.com :

After denouncing SOPA and PIPA, how can Facebook support CISPA?

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/facebook/after-denouncing-sopa-and-pipa-how-can-facebook-support-cispa/11700?tag=mncol;txt

miksilvr
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Really, Facebook?‏ (received 4/12/12, from Demand Progress)

What is Facebook thinking?

They've signed on in support of CISPA -- the new bill that would obliterate online privacy, give the military crazy new abilities to spy on the Internet, and potentially let ISPs block sites and cut off users accused of piracy.

Please click here to call out Facebook by sharing the image of Mark Zuckerberg at right:

If you're already on Facebook, click here to share with your friends.

Then click here to sign on to our open letter urging Facebook to withdraw its support for CISPA.

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The Center for Democracy and Technology says, "CISPA has a very broad, almost unlimited definition of the information that can be shared with government agencies and it supersedes all other privacy laws."

According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation:

An ISP could even interpret this bill as allowing them to block accounts believed to be infringing, block access to websites like The Pirate Bay believed to carry infringing content, or take other measures provided they claimed it was motivated by cybersecurity concerns.

Internet users were able to push GoDaddy to withdraw its support of SOPA. Now it's time to make sure Facebook knows we're furious.

First, please help push this viral on Facebook by using this link -- you'll be sharing the campaign, along with the photo of Mark Zuckerberg at right:

If you're already on Facebook, click here to share with your friends.

Then click here to sign on to our open letter urging Facebook to withdraw its support for CISPA.

Thanks for keeping up the fight.

-- Demand Progress

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One last thing -- Demand Progress's small, dedicated, under-paid staff relies on the generosity of members like you to support our work. Will you click here to chip in $5 or $10? Or you can become a Demand Progress monthly sustainer by clicking here. Thank you!

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re: Really, Facebook?‏ (received 4/13/12, from Demand Progress)

It's going viral: In just over 12 hours, more than 70,000 people have signed on to our campaign to get Facebook to back down from its support for CISPA.

It's the new bill that would obliterate online privacy, give the military crazy new abilities to spy on the Internet, and potentially let ISPs block sites and cut off users accused of piracy

Even if you already have, please use this link to help us push our campaign viral on Facebook:

If you're already on Facebook, click here to share with your friends.

Then click here to sign on to our open letter urging Facebook to withdraw its support for CISPA.

Or you could just forward the email below on to your friends and/or link your website back to our petition page.

Thank so much!

Demand Progress

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Email for forwarding to your friends:


Friends:

What is Facebook thinking?

They've signed on in support of CISPA -- the new bill that would obliterate online privacy, give the military crazy new abilities to spy on the Internet, and potentially let ISPs block sites and cut off users accused of piracy.

Please click here to call out Facebook by sharing the image of Mark Zuckerberg at right:

If you're already on Facebook, click here to share with your friends.

Then click here to sign on to our open letter urging Facebook to withdraw its support for CISPA.

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The Center for Democracy and Technology says, "CISPA has a very broad, almost unlimited definition of the information that can be shared with government agencies and it supersedes all other privacy laws."

According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation:

An ISP could even interpret this bill as allowing them to block accounts believed to be infringing, block access to websites like The Pirate Bay believed to carry infringing content, or take other measures provided they claimed it was motivated by cybersecurity concerns.

Internet users were able to push GoDaddy to withdraw its support of SOPA. Now it's time to make sure Facebook knows we're furious.

First, please help push this viral on Facebook by using this link -- you'll be sharing the campaign, along with the photo of Mark Zuckerberg at right:

If you're already on Facebook, click here to share with your friends.

Then click here to sign on to our open letter urging Facebook to withdraw its support for CISPA.

Thanks for keeping up the fight.

-- Demand Progress

Paid for by Demand Progress (DemandProgress.org) and not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee. Contributions are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.

One last thing -- Demand Progress's small, dedicated, under-paid staff relies on the generosity of members like you to support our work. Will you click here to chip in $5 or $10? Or you can become a Demand Progress monthly sustainer by clicking here. Thank you!

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re: Zuckerberg‏ (received 4/13/12, from Demand Progress)

Please help push this viral on Facebook, and let them know how furious we are. You can use these links:

If you're already on Facebook, click here to share with your friends.

If you're already on Twitter, click here to tweet about the campaign.

Or, just email the link to your friends:

http://act.demandprogress.org/act/cispa_facebook/?referring_akid=a5625579.1939829.JO6Awx&source=auto-e

Here's a sample email you can send to your friends:

Friends-

What is Facebook thinking? They've signed on in support of CISPA -- the new bill that would obliterate online privacy, give the military crazy new abilities to spy on the Internet, and potentially let ISPs block sites and cut off users accused of piracy.

The Center for Democracy and Technology says, "CISPA has a very broad, almost unlimited definition of the information that can be shared with government agencies and it supersedes all other privacy laws."
According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation:

An ISP could even interpret this bill as allowing them to block accounts believed to be infringing, block access to websites like The Pirate Bay believed to carry infringing content, or take other measures provided they claimed it was motivated by cybersecurity concerns.

Internet users were able to push GoDaddy to withdraw its support of SOPA. Now it's time to make sure Facebook knows we're furious.

Please tell Facebook to withdraw its support for CISPA. Just click here:

http://act.demandprogress.org/sign/cispa_facebook/?referring_akid=a5625579.1939829.JO6Awx&source=auto-taf

Thanks!

One last thing -- Demand Progress's small, dedicated, under-paid staff relies on the generosity of members like you to support our work.

Thank you!

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FB responds‏ (received 4/15/12, from Demand Progress)

It's working: Nearly 200,000 people have signed our open letter, and Facebook is responding to our criticism of its support for CISPA.

Will you help us break 200,000 signatures?

Even if you already have, please use this link to help us push our campaign viral on Facebook -- you'll be getting Mark Zuckerberg's attention, by plastering the image at right all over his website:

If you're already on Facebook, click here to share with your friends.

If you haven't yet, please click here to sign on to our open letter urging Facebook to withdraw its support for CISPA.

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CISPA is the new bill that would obliterate online privacy, give the military crazy new abilities to spy on the Internet, and potentially let ISPs block sites and cut off users accused of piracy.

Facebook released a statement that says:

The overriding goal of any cybersecurity bill should be to protect the security of networks and private data, and we take any concerns about how legislation might negatively impact Internet users’ privacy seriously.

That's good news, and it means the pressure we're putting on Facebook is working.

But it also means that Facebook never should have signed up as a supporter of CISPA to begin with.

Even if you already have, please use this link to help us push our campaign viral on Facebook:

If you're already on Facebook, click here to share with your friends.

If you haven't yet, please click here to sign on to our open letter urging Facebook to withdraw its support for CISPA.

Or you could just forward the email below on to your friends and/or link your website back to our petition page.

Thank so much!

Demand Progress

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Email for forwarding to your friends:


Friends:

What is Facebook thinking?

They've signed on in support of CISPA -- the new bill that would obliterate online privacy, give the military crazy new abilities to spy on the Internet, and potentially let ISPs block sites and cut off users accused of piracy.

Please click here to call out Facebook by sharing the image of Mark Zuckerberg at right:

If you're already on Facebook, click here to share with your friends.

Then click here to sign on to our open letter urging Facebook to withdraw its support for CISPA.

---

The Center for Democracy and Technology says, "CISPA has a very broad, almost unlimited definition of the information that can be shared with government agencies and it supersedes all other privacy laws."

According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation:

An ISP could even interpret this bill as allowing them to block accounts believed to be infringing, block access to websites like The Pirate Bay believed to carry infringing content, or take other measures provided they claimed it was motivated by cybersecurity concerns.

Internet users were able to push GoDaddy to withdraw its support of SOPA. Now it's time to make sure Facebook knows we're furious.

First, please help push this viral on Facebook by using this link -- you'll be sharing the campaign, along with the photo of Mark Zuckerberg at right:

If you're already on Facebook, click here to share with your friends.

Then click here to sign on to our open letter urging Facebook to withdraw its support for CISPA.

Thanks for keeping up the fight.

-- Demand Progress

Paid for by Demand Progress (DemandProgress.org) and not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee. Contributions are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.

One last thing -- Demand Progress's small, dedicated, under-paid staff relies on the generosity of members like you to support our work. Will you click here to chip in $5 or $10? Or you can become a Demand Progress monthly sustainer by clicking here. Thank you!

miksilvr
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From todays headlines on Democracy Now ! :

Critics Decry Proposed CISPA Cyber-security Bill Granting "Unfettered Access" to Online Info

In news from Capitol Hill, House lawmakers are expected to vote this week on a cyber-security bill that has faced widespread criticism for violating privacy rights online. The "Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act," or CISPA, would allow Internet companies to hand over confidential customer records and communications to the National Security Agency and other intelligence and law enforcement agencies. In a letter on Monday, 18 Democratic House members expressed concerns about the bill’s broad and ambiguous language. They wrote that unless specific limitations were put in place, the bill, "would, for the first time, grant non-civilian federal agencies, such as the National Security Agency, unfettered access to information about Americans’ internet activities and allow those agencies to use that information for virtually any purpose." Nearly 750,000 people have signed an online petition to stop CISPA.

http://www.democracynow.org/

Exclusive: National Security Agency Whistleblower William Binney on Growing State Surveillance

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Link for the letter written by the 18 Democratic House members :
http://chsdemocrats.house.gov/sitedocuments/cispa.pdf

The petition mentioned by Amy Goodman in the above news headline story :
https://secure.avaaz.org/en/stop_cispa/

The Obama administration has also now clearly stated its opposition to the bill:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/apr/24/cispa-cybersecurity-bill-opposed-obama

A group of more than fifty professors, entrepreneurs and information security professionals has written an open letter to Congress in opposition to these overbroad cybersecurity bills :
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/04/open-letter-academics-and-engineers-us-congress

The above links are from a Forbes.com article on CISPA :

The Internet's Political Voices Are Lining Up To Smash CISPA - Forbes

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Google helped with CISPA, joins Cybersecurity Theatre | ZDNet

Save The Internet : http://www.savetheinternet.com/

For other petitions to stop CISPA, and for news on these campaigns :

http://tinyurl.com/7kbyn2q

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More on CISPA from http://www.cnet.com ...

4/16 CISPA gets a rewrite but still threatens Americans' privacy

4/17 White House questions CISPA cybersecurity bill

4/19 CISPA cybersecurity bill 'not being rushed through,' aide says

4/23 Opposition grows to CISPA 'Big Brother' cybersecurity bill

4/24 CISPA revision allows DHS Internet 'countermeasures'

4/25 White House takes aim at CISPA with formal veto threat

4/25 Proposed CISPA amendments do little to appease critics

4/25 The debate over CISPA (video)

4/25 CISPA debate heats up

check back with CNET for further updates ... as you can see, they are hard to keep up with, and seem to be on top of this story ... http://www.cnet.com/

miksilvr
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From the ACLU :

CISPA is Worse Than SOPA. Sign the Official Petition and Stop it Now.

www.aclu.org/Stop-CISPA

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CISPA veto ! (received 4/25/12, from Demand Progress)

Friends,

This is HUGE: President Obama just threatened to veto CISPA if it makes its way through Congress.

Please click here to urge Obama to stand strong, and to let your lawmakers know that you support Obama's veto threat.

CISPA is up for a vote this week. It would obliterate any semblance of online privacy in the United States, giving the government -- including the military -- broad new powers to spy on Internet users.

The White House's letter expresses precisely the concerns that we've been highlighting over recent weeks -- and is a result of the public pressure against CISPA:

  • The White House says that any cybersecurity legislation must preserve "Americans' privacy, data confidentiality, and civil liberties and [recognize] the civilian nature of cyberspace."
  • It says that, "The bill also lacks sufficient limitations on the sharing of personally identifiable information between private entities and does not contain adequate oversight or accountability measures necessary to ensure that the data is used only for appropriate purposes."

And the letter goes on to assert that:

The American people expect their Government to enhance security without undermining their privacy and civil liberties.

Without clear legal protections and independent oversight, information sharing legislation will undermine the public's trust in the Government as well as in the Internet by undermining fundamental privacy, confidentiality, civil liberties, and consumer protections.

This is an amazing development. Let's make the most of it:

Just click here to urge Obama to stand strong and to tell your lawmakers to oppose CISPA.

Thanks.

-Demand Progress

PS- We only have a few days left to kill CISPA. Please tell your friends to get involved by forwarding this email or using these links:

If you're already on Facebook, click here to share with your friends.If you're already on Twitter, click here to tweet about the campaign: Tweet

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One more thing-‏ (received 4/26/12, from Demand Progress)

Thanks for signing: The bill has already passed committee, so it's time to push back hard. Will you please ask your friends to take action too?

If you're already on Facebook, click here to share with your friends.

If you're already on Twitter, click here to tweet about the campaign.

Or, just email the link to your friends:

http://act.demandprogress.org/act/snooping/?referring_akid=a5961693.1939829.dlMad0&source=auto-e

Here's a sample email you can send to your friends:

Friends,

"A direct assault on Internet users" is what the ACLU is calling it. A U.S. House committee has already approved HR 1981, a broad new Internet snooping bill.

They want to force Internet service providers to keep track of and retain their customers' information -- including your name, address, phone number, credit card numbers, bank account numbers, and temporarily-assigned IP addresses.

Just click here to tell your lawmakers to oppose it:

http://act.demandprogress.org/letter/snooping/?referring_akid=a5961693.1939829.dlMad0&source=auto-taf

The ACLU, EFF, Demand Progress, and 25 other civil liberties and privacy groups have expressed our opposition to this legislation. Will you join us, by emailing your lawmakers today? Just use the form at right.

ISPs would collect and retain your data whether or not you're accused of a crime. Supporters shamelessly dubbed it the "Protecting Children From Internet Pornographers Act," but our staunchest allies in Congress are calling it what it is: an all-encompassing Internet snooping bill.

Rep. Zoe Lofgren of California, who led Democratic opposition to the bill said, "It represents a data bank of every digital act by every American [that would] let us find out where every single American visited Web sites."

Just click here to tell your lawmakers to oppose it:

http://act.demandprogress.org/letter/snooping/?referring_akid=a5961693.1939829.dlMad0&source=auto-taf

Thanks.

One last thing -- Demand Progress's small, dedicated, under-paid staff relies on the generosity of members like you to support our work.

Thank you!

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Uggh. (received 4/26/12, from Demand Progress)

We pushed them to the brink, but House Republicans rammed through CISPA this afternoon, ahead of schedule.

Let's make sure it dies in the Senate: Please click here to email your Senators right away.

Our hundreds of thousands of emails and tens of thousands of phone calls have had a real impact:

  • Amendments were adopted that made CISPA (marginally) better.
  • Earlier this month CISPA was supposed to sail through, but we helped foment real opposition, and the vote was far closer than anybody could have imagined even a couple of weeks ago.
  • Most Democrats held firm in opposition, and more than two dozen libertarian-leaning Republicans defied their leadership and vote no.
  • Most importantly, President Obama has threatened to veto CISPA.

The Senate will consider cyber security legislation in the coming weeks. Let's turn up the heat right away:

Click here to tell the Senate to reject CISPA and any and all legislation that doesn't respect privacy and civil liberties.

Thanks for fighting by our side, and please encourage your friends to get involved. You can forward this email or use these links:

If you're already on Facebook, click here to share with your friends.If you're already on Twitter, click here to tweet about the campaign: Tweet


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On to the Senate (received 4/26/12, from Demand Progress)

The Senate will consider cyber security legislation in the coming weeks.

Let's turn up the heat right away.

Please urge your friends to tell the Senate to reject CISPA and any and all legislation that doesn't respect privacy and civil liberties.

If you're already on Facebook, click here to share with your friends.

If you're already on Twitter, click here to tweet about the campaign.

Or, just email the link to your friends:

http://act.demandprogress.org/act/cispa_passes/?referring_akid=a6017151.1939829.V3cse1&source=auto-e

Here's a sample email you can send to your friends:

Friends,

We pushed them to the brink, but the House Republicans rammed through CISPA this afternoon, ahead of schedule. Let's make sure it dies in the Senate.

Please click here to email your Senators:

http://act.demandprogress.org/letter/cispa_passes/?referring_akid=a6017151.1939829.V3cse1&source=auto-taf

CISPA would give the government and corporations vast new powers to track and share data about Americans' Internet use.

But our hundreds of thousands of emails and tens of thousands of phone calls have had a real impact:

-Amendments were adopted that made CISPA (marginally) better.

-Earlier this month CISPA was supposed to sail through, but we helped foment opposition, and the vote was far closer than anybody could have imagined even a couple of weeks ago.

-Most Democrats held firm in opposition, and more than two dozen libertarian-leaning Republicans defied their leadership and voted no.

-Most importantly, President Obama has threatened to veto CISPA.

The Senate will consider cyber security legislation in the coming weeks. Let's turn up the heat right away: Tell the Senate to reject CISPA and any and all legislation that doesn't respect privacy and civil liberties.

Just click here:

http://act.demandprogress.org/letter/cispa_passes/?referring_akid=a6017151.1939829.V3cse1&source=auto-taf

Thanks!

One last thing -- Demand Progress's small, dedicated, under-paid staff relies on the generosity of members like you to support our work.

Thank you!

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miksilvr
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For further updates on CISPA from CNET (sort by date to bring most recent articles to top) :

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Time to Rethink the War on Terror

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When Eric Holder eventually steps down as Attorney General, he will leave behind a complicated legacy, some of it tragic, like his decision not to prosecute Wall Street after the financial crisis, and his all-out war on whistleblowers like Edward Snowden.

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