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CISA: Wall Street & Facebook’s dirty deal with the NSA

U.S. Congress is rushing toward a vote on the Cyber Intelligence Sharing Act (CISA), a dirty deal between government spy agencies like the NSA and giants Facebook and Google. It grants big businesses and banks legal immunity to do almost anything they want with our data, in exchange for sharing our personal information with the government. CISA is a spying bill dressed up as a “cybersecurity” bill. We’ve stopped bad legislation like this three times before. Now we need to do it again.

CIS(P)A is coming back soon for the fifth time. And this time Obama says he’ll sign it.

Senators Dianne Feinstein and Richard Burr are planning a Senate vote on CISA before the end of July (2015). This will be the fifth time Congress tries to pass this bill to allow corporations to share our personal data with governments more loosely. Unlike in the past, Obama now supports CISA and has been calling for its passage.

The bill gives legal immunity to companies that share personal data with the government in the name of cyber security. In reality, the government would use the data they receive under the bill in a scheme to justify warrantless mass surveillance of domestic Internet traffic. It’s purely a surveillance bill -- nothing in it is actually designed to improve security.

The NSA and members of Congress want to pass CISA so badly, they’re using the recent hack of the Office of Personnel Management as justification for bringing this back up and rushing it through. In reality, the OPM hack just shows that the government is not a good steward of sensitive data. The truth is that CISA could not have prevented the OPM hack, and no Senator could explain how it could have. Congress and the NSA are using irrational hysteria to try to end privacy on the Internet.

CISA won't prevent hacking. It will be used to conduct even deeper surveillance into the lives of Internet users worldwide. You can stop Congress from passign it by taking action now. We've stopped CISA before, let's do it again. Please use the form above to email your senators and then share this page with your friends.

Big Tech and the NSA both want to pass CIS(P)A. And that should scare you.

Recent news reports reveal that the NSA has been pressuring their most powerful defenders in Congress to reintroduce CISA -- the Cyber Intelligence Sharing Act. This bill would allow corporations to share our private data with the government more easily, and with complete legal immunity. No wonder NSA chief Keith Alexander has been begging Congress for years to pass a CISA bill, and the trade groups led by Google and other tech giants are on board.

At a time when opinion polls and growing dissent show that the public is overwhelmingly opposed to broader government surveillance, anti-privacy members of Congress seem determined to give the NSA and big tech companies what they want, even if it means trampling our rights in the process.

We need to stop CISA for good this time. Let's make this the last time they try anything like CISA. Email Congress and share this page now.

What's wrong with CIS(P)A?

As it's written in the most current version, CISA won't protect us from cyber threats, but it will violate our 4th Amendment right to privacy.

  • The NSA wants it badly, because it will give them more access to your data, and give companies immunity for legally shaky programs like PRISM: (read more)
  • It lets the government spy on you without a warrant. (read more)
  • It makes it so you can't even find out about it after the fact. (read more)
  • It makes it so companies can’t be sued when they do illegal things with your data. (read more)
  • It allows corporations to cyber-attack each other and individuals outside of the law. (read more)
  • It makes every privacy policy on the web null and void, and violates the 4th amendment. (read more)

Which companies will really go to bat for you?

The companies and organizations below have proven their true commitment to user privacy by vocally opposing CIS(P)A. How legit is that? These companies are actually saying, “We want to be sued if we do something illegal with your data.” That’s how you know they are actually taking your privacy seriously. If Google, Twitter, and Facebook are ready to walk the walk, they’ll join this list!

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