This is the repost of this article written on April 18, 2012
After some failed attempts to take control over the internet with SOPA, PIPA and ACTA, the US tries it once again and is poised to pass a new law that would permit US agents to spy on almost everything we do online. But we can stop them before the final vote.
Companies that we trust with our personal information, like Microsoft, IBM and Facebook, are key supporters of this bill that lets corporations share all user activity and content with US government agents without needing a warrant in the name of cyber-security – nullifying privacy guaranteed for almost everyone around the world, no matter where we live and surf online.
If enough of us speak out, we can stop companies that profit from our business from supporting cyber-spying.
The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) would allow companies operating in the United States to gather accurate informations on all our online activities, and to pass it to the U.S. government without telling us that we are being watched. No court order, legal basis and due process would be necessary. And it gets worse: The law gives the government and corporations sweeping immunity in order to protect them from lawsuits for breach of privacy or other illegal acts.
CISPA will be taken forward in Congress and the vote will take place in just a few days. With a huge wave of protests we can restrain the corporations to give out private informations to the U.S. government and prevent them from monitoring our online activities. Sign the petition now!
Feel free to contact Facebook, IBM and Microsoft directly, urging them again to drop their support for this bill and protect our Internet freedom.
Sample message: As a concerned customer, I urge you to immediately drop your support for CISPA and block any attempt to allow private corporations and US agencies to spy on Internet users’ private information.
– Click here to send Mark Zuckerberg a Facebook message
– Click here to Tweet directly to Facebook
– Or call: (+1) 650-543-4800 and then press “7” to leave a message.