CISPA—time to kill this sucker

Zak from Fight for the Future/Privacy is Awesome sez,:

It's only days before the Senate votes on its version of CISPA, and the SECURE IT Act. The bill would open all your data up to the government, no matter how personal. Good bye privacy, hello police state. Since the vote is soon, anything we do at this point has a big impact, so if you care about your privacy, stand with us and take these actions:

The first thing you can do is change your Facebook cover photo to show your friends the creepy records government will be keeping on us if CISPA passes.

There's another thing you can do to send your message even stronger. Visit a Senator's office and deliver this explanation of how CISPA and SECURE IT would trample our privacy, or mail it in if you can't visit in person. Tons of people will be doing this. It's the best way we can educate our senators; a disturbing number of them don't really understand what they're about to vote on.


  1. Change my Facebook cover? I’m not on Facebook, you silly goose. Wait, is that why you’re all so terrified? Because you put your data on the web to begin with, so it can be shared with the government? Ohhhhhhhhh

    (J/K, I’m terrified as well)

  2. I’m actually thinking the “kill list” hoopla is being generated as cover for a QuickVote(tm) on CISPA.

  3. Of course they understand what they’re going to vote on, and either don’t give a shit, or think the government spying on everyone is a good thing. What on earth convinces anyone that this club of old rich people gives a fuck about them?

    1.  I think Al Franken and Keith Ellison do fine jobs of representing my interests in the Congress, generally speaking. Maybe you just need to come to Minneapolis.

      1. Well for starters Al Franken was a sponsor of PIPA, the Senate version of SOPA. Don’t get me wrong, he’s better than, say, Tom Coburn, but a person simply does not get elected to the US Senate without being in the pocket of one or more major industries.

  4. In this era of world wide gov’t suppression the lower your profile, the better. 

  5. If shit like this keeps happening, there is going to be a class war.
    I bet the rich know this and don’t care, because they are rich and can escape to some island in the middle of the Pacific and build an armed bunker.
    Crackpot theory? I sincerely hope so.
    My name is Dixon L. Creasey, Jr. and  I hate what this country has become.

  6. Aw… it’s sweet that you think the CIA isn’t pawing through all this stuff at will anyway…

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