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House passes CISPA bill (internet security)
politico ^ | 4/26/12 | Jonathan Allen

Posted on 04/26/2012 7:15:54 PM PDT by Nachum

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), formerly the ranking member on the Intelligence Committee, voted against the measure.

After the vote, she tweeted: "I voted no on #CISPA-it didn't strike the right balance & #GOP didn't allow amendments to strengthen privacy protections." Continue Reading Text Size

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The House adopted several amendments to the bill before passing it, including one by Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) that added a five-year sunset to the bill.

But lawmakers voted to reject a motion to recommit by Rep. Ed Perlmuttter, who sought to add language specifying that nothing in the bill could be construed to allow employers and the government to mandate that employees and job applicants disclose confidential passwords without a court order. The defeated motion also would have added language saying that nothing in the bill could allow the government to block access to the Web through “the creation of a national Internet firewall similar to the ‘Great Internet Firewall of China.'”

Privacy hawks were disappointed with the outcome of the passage vote.

"Americans should be concerned at the extent to which their privacy will be

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bill; cispa; house; passes
Kinda quietly snuck this one by.
1 posted on 04/26/2012 7:16:07 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Another friggin’ law that will have to be settled in court. Damn!


2 posted on 04/26/2012 7:22:55 PM PDT by upchuck (Need is not an acceptable lifestyle choice; dependent is not a career. ~ Dr. Tim Nerenz)
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To: Nachum

how come every time these wonderkins do something for our security we end up less free

Repubs as bad as deems on thing stuff maybe worse...


3 posted on 04/26/2012 7:24:43 PM PDT by Breto (The Establishment party is killing our country)
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To: upchuck

I’m sorry. Let rephrase reply #2:

Another friggin’ bill that, if it becomes law, will have to be settled in court. Damn!


4 posted on 04/26/2012 7:24:43 PM PDT by upchuck (Need is not an acceptable lifestyle choice; dependent is not a career. ~ Dr. Tim Nerenz)
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To: Nachum

how come every time these wonderkins do something for our security we end up less free

Repubs as bad as dems on this stuff maybe worse...


5 posted on 04/26/2012 7:25:59 PM PDT by Breto (The Establishment party is killing our country)
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To: Nachum

To keep “freedom of speech” safely where it belongs....in the hands of the Government.


6 posted on 04/26/2012 7:28:27 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Nachum.
...Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), formerly the ranking member on the Intelligence Committee, voted against the measure.

7 posted on 04/26/2012 7:30:39 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Nachum
Kinda quietly snuck this one by.

Only for the 90% of "conservatives" who spend their day worrying about Sanford, FL and Obama's vacations.

You can be sure Mr Constitution (Levin) won't utter a peep about it on the air.

Boy, this 2010 Tea Party House sure is for limited government! /sarc

8 posted on 04/26/2012 7:36:09 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Let's name a law after a kid who died because of CAFE standards!)
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To: Nachum

Oh...there won’t be much fuss here on Free Republic just as there wasn’t much fuss over SOFA or NDAA.

This site is going small “f” for “free”.


9 posted on 04/26/2012 7:40:59 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: ShadowAce

ping


10 posted on 04/26/2012 7:50:51 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Fitzy_888
Oh...there won’t be much fuss here on Free Republic just as there wasn’t much fuss over SOFA or NDAA.

I think the thread is dead already. Pathetic.

11 posted on 04/26/2012 8:08:43 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Let's name a law after a kid who died because of CAFE standards!)
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To: Nachum

FUeGOP.
I am seriously so sick and tired of washington d.c.


12 posted on 04/26/2012 8:19:45 PM PDT by Post5203 (Newter 0bama...The real Axis of Evil...Washington, New York City and Hollywood.)
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To: Nachum

Glad to see my Pubbie Congressman, Thad McCotter, was one of the few Republicans to vote against this bill.


13 posted on 04/26/2012 8:28:04 PM PDT by ConservativeTeen (Proud Right Wing Extremist)
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To: Nachum
It will be interesting to see what, through committee and ‘compromise’ this morphs into. From what little I've read of this monstrosity in progress it seems to be mainly immunity for ISPs. Which means if you have an ISP... anything goes. Crazy, immoral, illegal.
14 posted on 04/26/2012 8:54:40 PM PDT by allmost
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To: rdb3; Calvinist_Dark_Lord; Salo; JosephW; Only1choice____Freedom; amigatec; stylin_geek; ...

15 posted on 04/27/2012 4:46:49 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: Nachum

Here’s some excerpts from this website

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20120426/14505718671/insanity-cispa-just-got-way-worse-then-passed-rushed-vote.shtml
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Basically this {Quayle’s amendment} means CISPA can no longer be called a cybersecurity bill at all. The government would be able to search information it collects under CISPA for the purposes of investigating American citizens with complete immunity from all privacy protections as long as they can claim someone committed a “cybersecurity crime”. Basically it says the 4th Amendment does not apply online, at all. Moreover, the government could do whatever it wants with the data as long as it can claim that someone was in danger of bodily harm, or that children were somehow threatened—again, notwithstanding absolutely any other law that would normally limit the government’s power.
. . .
CISPA is now a completely unsupportable bill that rewrites (and effectively eliminates) all privacy laws for any situation that involves a computer. Far from the defense against malevolent foreign entities that the bill was described as by its authors, it is now an explicit attack on the freedoms of every American.


16 posted on 04/27/2012 10:49:53 AM PDT by S.O.L.
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To: Nachum
Kinda quietly snuck this one by.

Which makes me think Lamar Smith is going to make another run at getting SOPA passed. This is not good, it's like House Republicans are trying to piss off Conservatives and get young people out to vote for Obama at the same time.
17 posted on 04/27/2012 1:42:03 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Breto

Most congressional Repubs will protect corporate interests over personal liberty every time.

My company seems to be one of the big donors to the CISPA PAC so I guess we’ll be in position to profit or reap contracts from this bill. meh.


18 posted on 04/27/2012 10:00:05 PM PDT by techworker
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To: Nachum

It makes no difference between D or R politicians. They are all beholden to the lobby money. They all look at us citizens as potentially guilty of something while they take money from their corporate bribers and their cash cows.

No corporation should get immunity at the sacrifice of and taxpayer and citizens expense and privacy. We the people are the “owners” of the USA, not corporations or special interests. Our politicians of both Parties look at it as just the opposite.


19 posted on 05/02/2012 9:39:37 AM PDT by apoliticalone (Honest govt. that operates in the interest of US sovereignty and the people, not global $$$)
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