April 24, 2013


I know that it's easy to dismiss people posting about CISPA and internet censorship as geeks or crazed activists. But does this article breaks it down enough for you to understand what it might mean, how invasive it is and how sick it is that anyone would even SUGGEST linking your personal, leisure time activities with your job. Should anyone have to care in a "free" country what our boss thinks of our social interaction? Much less handing over our passwords so that presumably, our bosses could even masquerade as us on social media? What freak dared proposed this? We know what Congress isn't getting done (background checks for guns, a budget that doesn't cut social security, etc.) Now we see what they do support and can get done: radical, intrusive and definitely not any kind of freedom-supporting legislation like this. I can safely say that the majority of us in both parties would NOT want anything like this passed. Am I right? My few remaining republican friends left--am I right? BUT LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE: MANY OF US DON'T HAVE JOBS SO IT'S LESS OF AN ISSUE. "Handing over passwords could legally be a condition of acquiring or keeping a job, said WebProNews. Perlmutter said of his amendment before it was defeated: 'It helps the individual protect his right to privacy and it doesn't allow the employer to impersonate that particular employee when other people are interacting with that person across social media platforms." MORE: DAILYMAIL