It looks like SOPA’s evil little half-brother CISPA has already passed in the House and doesn’t seem it’ll have any trouble getting through the Senate either.

“CISPA is an extreme proposal that allows companies that hold our very sensitive information to share it with any company or government entity they choose, even directly with military agencies like the NSA, without first stripping out personally identifiable information,” said Michelle Richardson, legislative counsel at the ACLU’s Washington Legislative Office.

Anonymous is calling for another internet wide blackout on Monday, April 22 to protest CISPA, similar to the blackout that took place to protest SOPA that seemed to have some effect. The problem is that there’s not nearly as much lead time to get people informed and ready for a blackout this Monday.

Another major hurdle is that many of the large internet companies that opposed SOPA actually support CISPA. Facebook, Twitter and Google just to name a few companies that support CISPA. If this bill passes you can say goodbye to any sort of privacy you thought you may have had online before. Not only can companies pass your private information back and forth they can do it all without informing you of any of it.

Posted by James Poling

A socialist, tinkerer, thinker, question asker and all around curiosity seeker. If you'd like to reach me you can use the contact link above or email me at jamespoling [at] gmail [dot] com.

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