Tell Congress: Stop CISPA
Update: CISPA passed the House in a surprise vote on Thursday evening. You can still take action below, but now the fight moves to the Senate. We will have more updates soon.
On the heels of the SOPA and PIPA comes a new debacle, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), which gives the intelligence community and private businesses free rein to delve into any citizen's everyday internet activity.
CISPA allows companies and the government to bypass existing laws in order to monitor our communications, filter content, or potentially even shut down access to online services for undefined “cybersecurity" purposes. But what it doesn't do is provide any new protections for critical infrastructure systems, like electrical grids and water supplies. Some security that is!
The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on the bill on
Friday, April 27 Thursday evening, April 26. Send an email to your member of Congress telling him or her to vote no. (email can be edited)