White House Reiterates Plans To Veto CISPA In Its Current Form; Though For The Wrong Reasons

from the amendments-not-convincing dept

As I'm sure you remember, the House passed CISPA with a few amendments -- some of which may have limited the possible abuses, while at the same time expanding the scope. Right before the bill went up for a vote, the White House stated that it would veto CISPA, if it got to the President's desk. It appears that, even with the amendments, the White House is still not willing to support the bill. White House "Cybersecurity Coordinator" Howard Schmidt appeared on CSPAN reiterating the White House's objections to CISPA, specifically calling out the problematic privacy issues.

That said, the White House is still supporting the Lieberman cybersecurity bill in the Senate, which isn't quite as bad as some of the other proposals, but still has plenty of problems. And, most importantly, still doesn't include any clear explanation for why it's needed. It's bizarre and troubling that no one in the federal government seems willing to provide a real justification for any of these bills others than "oooooh, it's scary out there on the internet!!"

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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 4 May 2012 @ 10:11am

    Re: Re: Liars, damned liars and politicians.

    When are the sheeple going to realize that all this right and left garbage is just a smoke screen for fascism?

    Politics in the US (and many other countries) has been completely co-opted by business dollars and businesses rule the peoples' lives through sham politics and sham politicians and by stoking distractions while they rob people blind.

    The whole caveman left/right fer us/agin us game these days is just a part of a ploy to keep the sheeple distracted while they're robbed of everything by (and enslaved by) the Oligarchs.

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