In response to CISPA passing in the House recently, there has been a call for website blackout today, Monday, April 22. Since I am too cyber-baby to know how to do a literal blackout of my site, this post is my participation.
If CISPA passes:
- Employers will be legally allowed to demand all your social media passwords, and to pose as you online.
- Invasion of your privacy without warrant will become legal, and without notification or indication afterwards.
- The legal ability for corporations to track our activities online will increase.
To read more on CISPA:
CISPA Vote: House Passes Cybersecurity Bill To Let Companies Break Privacy Contracts: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/18/cispa-vote-house-approves_n_3109504.html
CISPA Amendment Banning Employers From Asking For Facebook Passwords Blocked: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/21/cispa-amendment-facebook-passwords-blocked_n_3128507.html
Reddit Cofounder Calls on Google’s Larry Page to Oppose CISPA: http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/04/reddit-opposes-cispa/
The Case For – And Against – Freaking Out About CISPA, The Controversial Cybersecurity Bill That Passed In The House: http://www.mediaite.com/online/cispa-reasons-to-worry/