CISPA Sponsor Mike Rogers May Go On To Lead The FBI

from the sure-that-having-cispa-in-place-would-help dept

We've often heard stories of politicians passing legislation soon before they left office, only to have that very same legislation help them in their next job (coincidentally, we're sure). So it does seem interesting that Rep. Mike Rogers, the main champion behind CISPA, the privacy-destroy cybersecurity bill, is apparently a top candidate to head the FBI -- so much so that the FBI Agents Association, representing 12,000 FBI agents, has officially stated that it would like him to take the job. I'm sure it would be much easier to run the FBI if it could have companies violate the privacy of their users without any possible liability (even if they promised to protect that privacy), which is exactly what CISPA would allow. For what it's worth, there are a number of other candidates for the job, though it's somewhat horrifying to see one other top candidate be Neil MacBride. He's the former "anti-piracy" VP for the Business Software Alliance, who is now the US Attorney who has been driving the case against Kim Dotcom. Just imagine what kind of FBI there would be under his watch...


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    silverscarcat (profile), May 14th, 2013 @ 11:56am

    Revolving Door

    And this is just another reason why people don't trust the government.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 14th, 2013 @ 1:02pm

    isn't it strange how often this seems to happen? a shitter of a bill introduced that would rob some of something, giving certain industries or agencies certain other things 'to make the job easier', then Out Of The Blue, there is a career change! amazing!! not knowing who else may be in the running, if either of the two mentioned in the article were to 'win', that would be seriously scary!!

     

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    PlagueSD (profile), May 14th, 2013 @ 1:19pm

    Another fine example of the "revolving door" between the different government branches.

     

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    The Mighty Buzzard (profile), May 14th, 2013 @ 1:34pm

    Re: 12345

    "...everybody in the car so come on let's ride, to the liquor store around the corner."

    Sage advice in these times.

     

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    The Mighty Buzzard (profile), May 14th, 2013 @ 2:00pm

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    What the shit?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 14th, 2013 @ 2:26pm

    honestly feds..

    i know your reading this so i will just put it up for thought: why does your agency always have crazy currupt loons run it? is it really so hard to be professional and have at least a SMALL bit of integrity?

     

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    Joe Biden Is Involved, May 14th, 2013 @ 2:58pm

    Biden oversees the search

    According to the linked article, Joe Biden's office is overseeing the search for the new FBI director. That's the same Joe Biden whose biggest BFF is Chris Dodd, CEO of the MPAA. The same Joe Biden that Kim Dotcom believes to be personally responsible for the MegaUpload fiasco. The same Joe Biden whose former Staff Director and Chief Counsel was MegaUpload persecutor Neil MacBride, yet another of Biden's BFFs. The same Joe Biden who's widely seen as a likely 2016 candidate for the US Presidency. The same jackass who personally embodies the rapacious interests of the copyright monopolists and who evidently does absolutely everything possible to abuse and pervert the law according to their wishes.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 14th, 2013 @ 3:19pm

    Rest Assured!!! The government will do all it can to protect you against its own terrorist plots. Invading your privacy is for your own protection.

     

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    That Anonymous Coward (profile), May 14th, 2013 @ 5:12pm

    When you were charged with protecting our freedoms we expected you to keep them intact, not strip them all away to make the job easier.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 14th, 2013 @ 7:56pm

    Fuck freedom who needs it I mean it's not lik

    Er gotta run it's almost time for my 10pm citizen check in.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 15th, 2013 @ 12:51am

    Re: Revolving Door

    Or law enforcement....

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 15th, 2013 @ 3:28am

    The FBI has become more and more dangerous with stuff like this. I mean they've been asking for backdoors in Google and Facebook services for a while now. So of course they'd want someone like Mike Rogers.

    Still, it's unbelievable the path the US government is taking, and the outrage doesn't seem nearly big enough to stop this trend. If we don't stop it here, expect much, much worse down the road

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 15th, 2013 @ 7:23am

    Re: Re: Re: 12345

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 15th, 2013 @ 7:41am

    Re: Revolving Door

    This really isn't a case of a revolving door. It's a branch transfer from the legislative to the executive. It's really not much different from a senator running for president. The pressing concern here is the type of people being looked at for the job.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 15th, 2013 @ 7:44am

    Re: Biden oversees the search

    Same Joe Biden that pressured the ISPs into 'voluntarily' adopting the six strikes plan.

     

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    btrussell (profile), May 15th, 2013 @ 7:48am

    Re:

    "If we don't stop it here, expect much, much worse down the road"

    Good luck!

    Too many people want the shiny new thing and take loans to get it. They are afraid of losing even one shiny thing and will not rock the boat to preserve it.

    It will need to get much worse before change comes about.

     

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