It is now totally legal for private companies, corporations, etc to give up your personal consumer information as well as your browsing history with the federal government. Not only did they pass CISA, but they did it as an omnibus bill giving NASA 1.1 trillion dollars in funding.
How fucked are we as a country, as citizens of the United States? I am so god damned sick of the political system that is literally here to fuck me in the ass. Whatever happened to consumer protection or simple privacy?
>The CISA bill basically tells cyber companies to "anonymously" share its data with the government for the sake of cybersecurity. In other words, your name (or whoever is paying for your internet's name) won't be connected to the data that cyber companies are forced "asked" to share with the government. However, given the wording of the bill, this anonymity isn't guaranteed, and there's a loophole where your name still could be attached to your data as it is passed to the government. Further, the NSA and FBI will still be able to over-rule the part of the bill that grants anonymity, so they will know who certain data is coming from.
>inb4 I have nothing to hide
The thing is it's literally impossible to function without using google or amazon or youtube and farther into the future it will be even more impossible to separate yourself from websites that aggregate data for sale to advertisers. The United States government has been in leagues with corporations for years now when it comes to data sharing, they literally advocate for corporate protection when it comes to consumer privacy infringement. They sell your fucking data themselves. The difference is now data you send over your ISP can be used to incriminate you. Remember that time you said you wanted to kill all the jews on /pol/? Well now AT&T can hand over that information to the FBI or your local police and have you arrested for whatever the fuck.
This is a genuine step towards fascism. Everybody has incriminated themselves over the internet at one time or another and now the evidence is at hand. People who mention Tor or VPNs don't understand the sort of future technologies the U.S government has. Snowden revealed a network of spying that is legitimately on the level of science fucking fiction; this of course further serving the purpose of incriminating joe six-pack. There's no way the FBI or CIA haven't seized a reasonable size of every TOR node out there.
The Navy's not going to let them seize their resources. They probably allow the CIA full access though...at their leisure of course, as the CIA has no direct jurisdiction over them.
on the other hand, does this mean that if I somehow insinuate my way into the FBI, I can use their dossiers to persecute people who insult my pet causes (loli, dubbing not subbing, and making sure that people stand to the right on escalators)? Overreach in a collapsing empire is one thing but I think we're really overlooking the corruption/scavenging potential.
That is just how getting things passed works. To get someone who would not normally be for it to vote in favor they add extra things all over. Some bills end up being something completely different than the original bill after it get gutted out for new things someone wants to pass under another name.
The only people who complain about this are the people who are doing illegal questionable shit. I'm glad it was passed sittin here relaxing while all of you edgelords are freaking out private browsing google how to delete everything.
The funny thing is, though, that NASA got significantly more funding from this, too, or so I've heard. So silver linings and all that, even though I don't think it outweighs are transition to a surveillance state.
>giving a corruptible institution unfettered access to your personal data
I'm not even worried about the government seeing me pirate shit, I doubt they care. I'm more worried that they're infringing on what are meant to be guaranteed civil liberties, and the fact that they can do that means they can do a whole lot more we didn't think the government capable of.
I can guarantee you... that literally 90-100% of the people posting in this thread, and bitching about the bill have not even read it. Nor even skimmed it. You're taking your info from shit ass "news" blog sites. You have absolutely no idea what is in the bill, now law, in reality
yes, that's a big problem. I don't like relying on what people tell me about this stuff, but it's also unthinkable to have most of the population read and understand these kind of things. It does not only require the time to read it, but the education and background to understand it and its consequences. And because of this, government officials saying "it's all available" is a complete farce
I will try to read it before complaining, but the fact that important legislation like this is passed without public scrutiny is enough to begin to distrust it, though.
>I have nothing to hide, so I don't need a right to privacy
>I have nothing controversial to say, so I don't need freedom of speech
The biggest advantage of a right to privacy isn't about what you personally can or cannot do; It's about the effect that it has on the society you live in. No free speech = no free press = no democracy. It doesn't matter whether or not you have any need to personally exercise your right to free speech, without it you'd live in a shit hole. A right to privacy is exactly the same for very similar reasons.
Also, there absolutely are people who want your personal browsing history. Data that can be used for targeted advertising is a resource that is worth money, and it gets bought and sold all the time.
THIS. Gov just kept hammering until all the pro-privacy people are tired of fighting. When we stop making a ruckus about our provacy being slowly chipped away, is when they win.
And with "they win" i mean, "everyone loses".
comsumer protection never existed.
all the rosy romanticized images of the US you have are completely false.
it is and always has been a masonic experiment and slave state.
the term "george washington never told a lie" is true and makes a whole lot of sense once you learn the trivium.