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CISA Is Now The Law: How Congress Quietly Passed The Second Patriot Act

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by poncho, Dec 19, 2015.

  1. poncho

    poncho Well-Known Member

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    Back in 2014, civil liberties and privacy advocates were up in arms when the government tried to quietly push through the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, or CISA, a law which would allow federal agencies - including the NSA - to share cybersecurity, and really any information with private corporations "notwithstanding any other provision of law." The most vocal complaint involved CISA’s information-sharing channel, which was ostensibly created for responding quickly to hacks and breaches, and which provided a loophole in privacy laws that enabled intelligence and law enforcement surveillance without a warrant.

    Ironically, in its earlier version, CISA had drawn the opposition of tech firms including Apple, Twitter, Reddit, as well as the Business Software Alliance, the Computer and Communications Industry Association and many others including countless politicians and, most amusingly, the White House itself.

    Continue . . . http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-...ot-act-and-nobody-noticed-how-cisa-became-law
     
  2. Zaac

    Zaac Well-Known Member

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    We have lost our collective minds!!!
     
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