Just a minor post today, because I am hella pissed. They’re trying to pass CISPA again. It already passed in the US House of Representatives because they don’t give a rat’s ass about anyone who doesn’t donate money to them. I may disagree with the president about stuff but I’m glad that he’s promised to veto this bill.
Why is it that people want to protect privacy when it comes to how many guns they buy, but not literally every other piece of data about their lives, which is exactly what this bill does? I love that their reasoning is that it will protect us from future bombings and foreign hackers. It’s not a terrible goal, but come on. The language is broad enough that it’s basically a digital bypass of the fourth amendment. And you know what? That amendment is supposed to protect even an obviously guilty person from searches and seizures without a warrant. I don’t see why that doesn’t apply for the internet as well.
When new technologies arrive, laws have to adapt. Sometimes even change. But that does not mean it’s okay to violate the spirit of the law when applying it to said new technologies.
Grrr, I’m still mad. I’m going to go find a bear and fight it to the death. I’ll bring you guys soup.