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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    Anon, 5 May 2012 @ 4:31pm

    The cake is a lie >:O

    Obama is going to pass CISPA. Remember when he said that he will veto NDAA? Well he did, and he signed/pass the NDAA. What makes people think that he won't sign it? It's like believing a lie. CISPA is going to make it easier for the United States government to know everything about you. If they don't like you because of your political views, who you vote for, if you believe in conspiracy theories, ext. They can always always use the NDAA bill and assassinate you. People of all ages need to wake up and look at what the United States Government is doing and compare it to Nazi Germany. America is much like Nazi Germany now because people are dumb and don't understand what is actually happening and not realizing that this is a Government take over.

    FEMA camps
    Re-Education camps
    False Flag
    President: Fascist & Socialist
    Secret Prisons
    People spying and reporting on their neighbors.
    Black Bagging (Kidnapping)
    The list goes on...
    Just like Nazi Germany, Hitler had people bagged or killed if they did not agree with him. He had concentration camps (FEMA camps USA) he had camps that people go their not liking Hitler or not know who he is and after their out they loved him as if he was their hero. Hitler did false flag (9/11 USA) to go to war. Hitler told People to spy and report their neighbors if they feel they are a threat. (The U.S Gov is doing the same thing).

    I highly encourage every one to look around and look at back at history.

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