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  •  White House issues veto threat (3+ / 0-)

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/...

    Four main points:
    1. Protect user privacy, separate intra-government sharing from government/private sharing (troubling because data shared with DHS could possible be shared with NSA or FBI then, even if the company doesn't intend for that data to go to those agencies)
    2. More oversight/liability for inappropriate use of these proposed powers; data sharing should not be used to help incumbents crush startups
    3. Liability waivers to encourage information sharing go way too far, protects bad behavior
    4. Internet is civilian, but bill treats it as military re: intelligence, which is bad

    •  Good to hear (2+ / 0-)

      ...though in the memo the Administration clearly pushes for the Lundgren & Lieberman bills, which have their own problems.

      Still, I'm glad that we now have an explicit veto threat against Rogers/McCain.

      (Hopefully this will encourage Minority Leader Pelosi to whip against it.)

      Tell Congress: DON'T BREAK THE INTERNET! Fight CISPA! Stop Cyber Spying!

      by Brown Thrasher on Wed Apr 25, 2012 at 01:48:37 PM PDT

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      •  True (2+ / 0-)

        I see it as seeking leverage for Lieberman and more privacy within it rather than implacable opposition.

        The tech and privacy worlds like Lundgren's definitions, which were much smarter and more limited than Rogers.

        EFF and CDT were hoping for a more successful markup of Lundgren to make that the basic bill to be improved, but Rogers-Ruppersberger had gained too much momentum by then.

        I helped put together this town hall at CNET to discuss CISPA with the tech community last Thursday: http://hackersandfounders.tv/...

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