CISPA Is back, and with a vengence

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  1. Krynn72

    Krynn72 The Freeman

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    It now allows the Government to give immunity to companies like AT&T for spying on customers (currently an illegal breach of federal wiretap laws) as long as they cooperate with the Government.
    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57581161-38/u.s-gives-big-secret-push-to-internet-surveillance/
    It now allows your boss to demand you hand over your social media account passwords.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/...asswords-blocked_n_3128507.html?ir=Technology
    Lobbists in support of CISPA are spending $38 to ever $1 the opponants spend, lots of it as donations to members of congress.
    http://www.nationaljournal.com/tech...tspent-by-industry-lobbyists-38-to-1-20130422
    The biggest supporter of CISPA in congress' wife ran a security company who has a $10 billion contract riding on the passage of CISPA.
    http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20...stands-to-benefit-greatly-cispa-passing.shtml
     
  2. Lobster

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    Didn't this get thrown out yesterday or was that just a delay?
     
  3. Remus

    Remus Companion Cube

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    It has always baffled me why the lobby system is even legal in the US. It's basically legalized bribery: I'll give you x amount of "donations" if you agree to support x law.
     
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    <RJMC> The Freeman

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    the hell whit that obssesion of getting the passwords of facebook and the like? isnt that like getting to read your letters and email and others thing like that
     
  5. Remus

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    Yes it's exactly like that.

    You know how companies have rules of what sort of things are not OK for you to be doing while on the job? Well with your boss spying on you constantly via social network, those "work rules" basically extend to your private life as well. So if for example you make the mistake of posting a photo of you being drunk at a party, you get your ass fired. Because how dare you do stuff that is against company policy in your own private time.
     
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    If an employer wont hire me because I have drunk pics on facebook, I don't wanna work there. Not that I have a whole lot of drunk pics on facebook or anything...
     
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    Vegeta897 Banned as all fuck

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    If a potential employer saw what you could do with a lawn mower, they'd hire you instantly.
     
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    I'd be better off starting my own business, and cutting out the employer altogether.

    Matt's Mowing - Mow for Your Money!
     
  9. Krynn72

    Krynn72 The Freeman

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    You guys realize it says passwords right? They can already see your drunk pics on facebook if you leave it open or friend them (which some places now require you to do, my mom had to make an account to do it lol). But this will let them edit your content.
     
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    Oh, yeah I realize that. Does anyone actually believe their "intellectual property protection" fairytale?
     
  11. bobtheskull

    bobtheskull Party Escort Bot

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    Just a thought.... It's bad enough that they may get access where they could edit posts and the like, but you have private correspondence in your facebook private messages that you may not want anyone else reading, and isn't this also an invasion of privacy to your friends, that will not want you're employer reading their content/messages too? How does that get policed? All of a sudden most of your friends list de-friends you so that you're shitty employer can't spy on them too... This is ridiculous. So much for the whole 'land of the free' thing.
     
  12. morgs

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    Has Facebook ever been private though? I figured they had ownership over your page and everything on it.
     
  13. Krynn72

    Krynn72 The Freeman

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    There's been a lot of back and forth in that regard. Facebook tried to claim ownership of any images posted, but I think they backed way off after a huge outcry.
     
  14. Maestro

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    Facebook goes wayyyyy deeper than that. They are probably be able to figure out you are depressed, cheating on your wife, or gay before your friends and family do. It all comes down to statistical algorithms. Statistical algorithms that Facebook pays dozens of people 100K+ a year to make more effective.
     

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