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We Are Losing Our Privacy- CISPA IS Passing

Updated on April 26, 2012

WE ARE LOSING OUR FREEDOM TOO

The House passed the controversial CISPA bill today, and put it into the senate's lap. Even though the President has threatened to Veto the bill because of the loss of internet privacy. However, if we lose our privacy, don't we also lose our freedom, or at least some of it?

The major reason, we have been told today, is to keep the U.S. safe in case of a major Cyber Attack. But, from who? We as citizens of the United States of America, don't need to be told why. We just need to follow the rules, even if we don't like them. Privacy? What is privacy and who needs it, well not us, if not having it, keeps us safe. Isn't that true? After all, a computer can pretty much do anything these days.

CISPA allows private and government online companies to access all of your information at any time at all. Facebook is already doing this. Facebook is working with the CIA at this point in time and has been for several years. Facebook has already been giving away your information for years. It doesn't matter if you have done anything wrong, it is just helping the government keep track of you. Statistics and that kind of information.

Part of the problem is other countries, that try to steal cyber information from computers in this country. So, to protect our cyber information, CISPA would be a way to do but at what cost?

Are we going to lose our privacy, and our freedom too?




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      Deforest 4 years ago from USA

      When it comes to deprive the citizens of any rights, the houses are prompt to vote yes! Another slap to the citizens, the question is when, as a unity, will we react?

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      maxomam41 I don't know when or even how we will react.

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      AudreyCB 4 years ago from Colorado Springs

      What you're saying is very scary indeed. Is there anything the American people can do to stop this bill from becoming law and regulation? As far as Facebook is concerned, where are you getting your information from? It's truly believable that FB has is been an acquaintance with the CIA; but I think sources for that type of statement would benefit your claim.

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      AudreyCB here is a link from the news that shows Facebook and the CIA and how they work together.

      http://youtu.be/xAq6QFt8sXU

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      Deforest 4 years ago from USA

      I know and that is scary!

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      AudreyCB 4 years ago from Colorado Springs

      Oh, thanks! Just watched it. That's terrible! We put that information up there because it's meant only for our friends!!

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      Daniel Durand 4 years ago from Southern Idaho

      The CIA runs the Open Source Center- they scour public information like newspapers, radio, journals, and yes, Facebook, to gather information that may be useful to national security. Most of that information is garbage, but occasionally it can be useful, and ends up in a report on the President's desk.

      Facebook isn't working with the CIA; the CIA merely hires people to surf FB and write a report of something they think is suspicious, like the Russian spies who were caught a couple years ago, who all had Facebook pages.

      I hope that link is a joke- The Onion is news satire, as in, it's fiction.

      We should be concerned about internet privacy, but to suggest a massive conspiracy is ludicrous. Be worried about the way corporations will take advantage of new laws, instead of buying a new foil hat.

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      Jhudah 4 years ago

      hmmm. very interesting hub. i'll do a research regarding this topic. it really is scary though i'm not from the US but im using the internet too.

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Doing research on this hub is fine. You can look at links like the onion, or snipes to see if it is a joke. It is not a joke. It should be known by more people now. It is on the news, so hopefully more people know about it.

      I just wish I knew of any way we could protect ourselves, our privacy, freedom of speech, or well freedom in general

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      The cyber attacks are becoming more numerous, but don't know if this is the best method of addressing the problem. Thanks for your information. It is a great piece of advice.

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Thank you for your comment teaches. I know this is true. The only problem is CISPA cannot protect us from other countries because they are highly sophisticated. Much better then we are. CISPA only makes it legal to take information from us. It is not about cyber attacks, it is more about the legality of taking private information. I have been studying the this for a while.

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      Priscilla 4 years ago from El Paso

      This is a great hub, it comes to show that what we do online especially on facebook isn't private or anything we do is private online. Voted up!

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Dancilla thank you for your comment. I stopped using Facebook. I even deleted my account. Three days later it was back on, open like nothing ever happened. That was so strange. I have only signed on a few times. But, now will never sign in again.

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      Girish puri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      Michele, the picture look quite scary, but still it never too late, some one has to come forward...

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      girishpui I hope so too, I really do.

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