Senate Committee Passes Cyber Threat Sharing Bill

By | March 13, 2015

  • March 13, 2015 at 10:13 am
    ExciteBiker says:
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    Target got hacked, and that’s scary!

    Naturally, the only solution is to pass a bill granting companies like Target full immunity for handing all of the information they have about their customers over to the NSA.

    This bill does ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to advance cyber security. But it does “create avenues for private-to-private, private-to-government, and government-to-private information sharing.”

    Companies can simply ‘volunteer’ to be Patriots, and, per Dianne Feinstein, this information should “pass through the Department of Homeland Security and [be] transferred in real time to other departments.”

    But don’t worry, they’ll only use this for anything they feel like calling an “immediate crime.” This, from the administration that quite literally changed the legal definition of ‘imminent’ to the exact opposite of what it actually means. The same administration that handles its official business on secret closely-held private email servers like @clintonemail.com

    I encourage all readers to contact their representatives in vigorous opposition to CISA (which is simply a rebranded CISPA).

    • March 13, 2015 at 11:29 am
      Ron says:
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      ExciteBiker,

      This is a bill that was approved by a committee headed by a Republican Senator, with a Republican majority, and the only “no” vote was from a Democrat and you are already blaming the Obama Administration. In addition, it will still need to be voted on by the Republican majorities in both houses before President Obama can even sign it.

      This is why we cannot have rational discussions.

      • March 14, 2015 at 10:25 am
        ExciteBiker says:
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        Illegal spying is one of the few issues that enjoys broad bipartisan support. Republicans and Democrats alike love the PATRIOT Act, and they love CISA just as much and for the same reasons.

        • March 16, 2015 at 9:05 am
          Ron says:
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          ExciteBiker,

          Agreed. So why did you only criticize Democrats in your post when this specific article only spoke about what was done by a committee with a Republican majority? If you believe they are both culpable, your post should reflect that sentiment.

          Question, if you found out that illegal spying efforts were responsible for stopping an attack that saved you, your family and/or friends lives, would you still be against it? Obviously we would never know for sure if that ever happened, but it should make you think.

          I personally am also against any infringement upon my freedom, liberty and privacy, but would have great difficulty answering that question.



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