Cyber Spying Bill Would Gather '#TMI,'
Internet Rights and Civil Liberties Group Says
In case there is any confusion about this, don't "friend" Big Brother. Don't "like" him, either.
Politicians and corporate interests are making another run at control of the Internet, this time with a bill that allows the government to spy on you through your Facebook pages, Google searches, cell phone records and more.
In a déjà vu moment---one of many we can expect to see---an Internet control bill is working its way through Congress, and Internet rights activists are gearing up for a fight much as they did a few months ago to thwart other Internet-choking bills.
The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), which would allow private companies and the government to share information about U.S. citizens with few limits, has drawn the ire of Internet and civil liberties groups who have launched a campaign called "Stop Cyber Spying." The bill (HR 3523) could be voted on by the full House this week.