CISPA, Blair, and our Economy.
With CISPA being passed in the U.S. House of Representatives last week, I thought about a 1984 graphic, but Uncle Sam gets the job done just the same.
Speaking of the book though, when I was in highchool being taught the book a student asked my instructor: “You know what’s so funny about1984, Mr. Teacher?” Without any pause my teacher responded: “You mean, other than that it’s nearly all came true?”
Maybe I was just young and hopeful, but at the time I didn’t buy my teacher’s cynicism. Now though, with this paranoid bill’s passing, I’d be hard pressed to find evidence against it.
I’m trying to keep my head up, though. Certainly, Obama’s promise to veto the bill if it passes the Senate gives me some hope. Yet I’m still faced with the oppressive notion that there are still telecoms who support the bill (though they opposed PIPA/SOPA).
The question that dogs me is thus: if Facebook (or any of the companies that support CISPA) wants to pass a bill that gives them free reign over more of our private information, then how can we trust them with the information they currently possess?
The simple answer I’ve come to is that we cannot.
CISPA is a pure powerplay by these corporations and is certainly one we cannot allow to continue.