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[ NNSquad ] House made CISPA *far worse* before passage!

House made CISPA *far worse* before passage!

http://j.mp/Istmv2  (TechDirt)

   "The vote followed the debate on amendments, several of which were
    passed. Among them was an absolutely terrible change (pdf and embedded
    below-scroll to amendment #6) to the definition of what the government
    can do with shared information, put forth by Rep. Quayle.
    Astonishingly, it was described as limiting the government's power,
    even though it in fact expands it by adding more items to the list of
    acceptable purposes for which shared information can be used. Even
    more astonishingly, it passed with a near-unanimous vote. The CISPA
    that was just approved by the House is much worse than the CISPA being
    discussed as recently as this morning.  Previously, CISPA allowed the
    government to use information for "cybersecurity" or "national
    security" purposes. Those purposes have not been limited or removed.
    Instead, three more valid uses have been added: investigation and
    prosecution of cybersecurity crime, protection of individuals, and
    protection of children. Cybersecurity crime is defined as any crime
    involving network disruption or hacking, plus any violation of the
    CFAA.  Basically this means CISPA can no longer be called a
    cybersecurity bill at all."

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Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org 
 - Data Wisdom Explorers League: http://www.dwel.org
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