The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) is scary. Congress defined it as a proposed law to “improve cybersecurity in the United States through enhanced sharing of information about cybersecurity threats, and for other purposes.”
As if the cybersecurity concerns weren’t enough to give privacy advocates a cold chill down their spine, the “for other purposes” part should worry everyone because, basically, this bill, which just passed the Senate, has been compared to putting the NSA on steroids. (hat tip to here for the source)
Techdirt described it as:
[T]he Senate basically just passed a bill that will almost certainly be used mainly for warrantless domestic surveillance, rather than any actual cybersecurity concern.
Think about that. A tech website says that this is simply going to be used to screw us over and not just using techie methods. You may want to take a hard look at this list of who voted for this bill, write them an unpleasant letter of voter discontent, and then prepare to disappear. Why? Because it’s never pretty when a government decides to track your every move.
How do you plan to handle this issue: Petition your Congressman or disappear? Sound off below.