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CISPA Explained By Internet Lawyer

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Remember the PIPA and SOPA drama? Well, now we have the Cyber Intelligence Sharing Protection Act — commonly known as CISPA — yet another attempt to curtail cybercrimes. A proposed amendment to the National Security Act of 1947, CISPA was introduced in October 2011, and like SOPA and PIPA, is currently being tweaked and re-drafted to address public concerns. Someone Explain This CISPA Thing In Plain English D.C. Lawmakers have initiated H.R. 3523, CISPA. Its stated intent is a defense weapon in the battle to prevent cyber attacks against America. Unfortunately, Americans who live in America, don’t qualify for the protection from the American government. What is the bottom CISPA line? Simply put, if the government suspects, or can justify its concerns, for an alleged cyber crime, it can step in, read and interpret your emails and act accordingly. It ...
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