A few nuggets on this gem of a bill:
- Allows companies to share your personal information, like your internet records and the content of your e-mails, with each other and military agencies like the National Security Agency
- Fails to require companies to strip your personally identifiable information before sharing it with the government or with each other.
This really seems like J Edgar's wet dream, a dossier on everyone. Do you really want your prudish Uncle Sam to know that you are into kinky sumo suit sex videos (is that even a thing) or have a crippling LOL Cats addiction?
Well the good news is that CISPA can be stopped, here and here are a few places to start.
UPDATE Jan 25, 2014
Well nevermind Congress, it seems they have been doing this and more all along (ya' know if Mom says no, just ask Dad). Still, as if to prove their approval ratings are justified, the House did pass CISPA by a 288-127 vote. The Senate said they won't take it up, but they are planning something similar in it's place (probably the same thing by a different name like "Keep America Strong Safe Internet Accountability Transparency Much Good Act" or something). It's all pretty much academic by now though, the guberment does whatever it wants - but it's only because they love us so, so, so much.