A little bit ago I wondered if there was a particular change that happened, or whether once legitimate technology firms had just lost their morals.
Even between postings, the CNet reported that Microsoft had rescinded their support. Yet, Forbe’s is now saying that “Monday a spokesperson told reporters Monday that the company’s supportive position on CISPA remains ‘unchanged.’“
Maybe what’s changed in America isn’t corporations, but how we value them. With all the attention even I give to the companies that have thrown away reason and supported CISPA it would seem like their opinions are the only ones that matter. There is little support for CISPA by the individual, non-corporate Internet user, yet sill the bill has such considerable momentum.
So the evidence then suggests that it’s our values that have slipped into irrationality. Well, if we’ve fallen so far as to only listen to corporate voices — then it’s good that there’s still one beacon of reason.
“While we wholeheartedly support a more secure Internet, CISPA has a broad and alarming reach that goes far beyond Internet security. The bill infringes on our privacy, includes vague definitions of cybersecurity, and grants immunities to companies and government that are too broad around information misuse. We hope the Senate takes the time to fully and openly consider these issues with stakeholder input before moving forward with this legislation”
So there it is, a real and documented corporation taking an actual stand against this overpowered and terrifying bill. Maybe now Google can stop groping around apathetically and actually do something about this.
Unless, of course, we’re all just going to trust Facebook’s “promise” not to do anything wrong when CISPA passes.