They are referring to CISPA as the evil twin sister of SOPA and PIPA. There is a great deal of concern regarding the Internet and the security vulnerabilities we face as a Nation, which must be addressed and resolved. In addition to the security of our U.S. citizens there is another very important issue to consider and be mindful about. I just read a statistic that said the porn industry is a $97 billion dollar a year business. My question is, what do believe the value of the Internet (in currency) is worth? My next question is, do you believe there are powerful conglomerates and industries that would like to control the assets of the Internet? Possibly governments?
I have come to the realization that as citizens, we will always have to be mindful and take an active personal interest in the well-being of the Internet. The Internet is a global asset that belongs to the human race and not any one organization and/or industrial entity. Unfortunately, we do not have the luxury of complacency, making that choice assures we will be fighting for our freedoms all over again.
“The American Civil Liberties Union, the Center for Democracy and Technology, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and other groups are leading a week of protests against CISPA, which they warn could lead companies to hand over private user information to spy agencies.”
My point being…we need to accept the fact that we are all responsible for the Internet and its future outcome. The undisclosed desires for control and power of the Internet are very real concerns. The introduction of CISPA along with the defeat of SOPA and PIPA only demonstrates the continued attempts to control the Internet and our personal liberties.
Do you due diligence and make an informed educated decision before it is made for you.
Your CyberHood Watch Partner,
david c ballard
Radio Security Journalist
PS: Be sure to tune in to the CHWRadio on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 when I will ask Raj Goel to talk about CISPA