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Mozilla breaks Silicon Valley silence, takes stance against CISPA

By Leeky
May 2, 2012
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  1. Mozilla broke Silicon Valley's silence over the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) late Tuesday, after expressing its concern that the bill reaches far beyond just internet security and...

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  2. freedomthinker

    freedomthinker TS Enthusiast Posts: 140

    "first major tech company to stand up against it." - Didn't Microsoft also point out the they are against the bill ?
     
  3. It seems to me that of course companies that have access to large amounts of private data would support this bill so they have future immunity from prosecution. Ahem... Facebook

    So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.
     
  4. little brother....
     
  5. Marnomancer

    Marnomancer TS Booster Posts: 808   +51

    In case you don't know, MS is supporting it. So I'm with Mozilla.
     
  6. Cota

    Cota TS Enthusiast Posts: 521   +8

    MS already resigned some days ago from what i remember.
     
  7. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,147   +737

    This. Bill. Is. Being. Vetoed. (and that's IF it passed through the sentate) let's not have another freak-out about big brother and the oppressive govt, blah-blah-blah.

    This passes through the house because then the reps who voted for it can go back to their rich lobbyists and tell them that they voted for it. They don't actually have to read it or care at all about what it says once Obama says he'll veto it. They may as well be voting to make salt illegal because it contributes to heart disease.
     
  8. Mozilla you rock! Thank you!!
     
  9. im not to worried about this im almost positive it will be vetoed this is not what we have to worry about this is probably a smoke screen to keep us paying attention to it while they pass a more sinister bill under the table using this for a distraction its a old old trick we should be looking into what else is on the table atm !
     
  10. yes the guy above my comment its right cuz remember in june or july Europe will vote for the Sopa or Acta...remember that even one guy from the goverment said that he left his charge bcuz of corruption.
     
  11. @freedomthinker: Microsoft is one of the companies who are supporting the bill.

    Damn right Mozilla, thank you!
     
     
  12. wow still only 10 comments about this written 2 so far they've taken down

    conspiracy theory o.0 hmmmmmmmm 0.o
     
  13. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,647   +323

    Its no conspiracy, and 3 were removed. There were a lot of expletives in there just for the sake of putting them in, all caps even. If you want to post your thoughts again without the 'shouting' and expletives feel free to do so.
     
  14. I am not for the bill but would it not be better if Mozilla put forward their ideas too instead just opposing.
     
  15. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,647   +323

    What? you aren't for the bill, yet you complain about a corporation that has nothing to lose (other than consumer opinion) when they say they oppose it - yet you haven't investigated why they oppose it... ok, good thoughts :?

    Edit: guests suck. I understand the idea behind letting guests post, but in a debate guests are pretty worthless. Ok ok, I'm sure there are studies that show guest whatever, but from a mod perspective, I can see the IP of each guest, and that clearly identifies people. I know that is not a 'foolproof' method, but it works pretty well for things.

    So you guys that post as a 'guest' and think you are awesome, I, and by extension, my avatar, is/am not amused.
     
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  16. "Its no conspiracy, and 3 were removed. There were a lot of expletives in there just for the sake of putting them in, all caps even. If you want to post your thoughts again without the 'shouting' and expletives feel free to do so."


    really only 1 thing to say to u about that, im sure you'll figure it out
    and it was only 2 fyi
     


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