The tenacity of the government and corporate empires to invade the privacy of every citizen of the U.S. never ceases to amaze me, and watching the events as they unfold only serves to reinforce how necessary it is for VPN service providers to exist. And, though CISPA supporters are claiming it resembles the SOPA and PIPA bills in any way, the measure will provide many venues for the government to invade your privacy...without a warrant or even a real defining reason.
Makeover - Better, But...
Some of the provisions and language in the original bill was just as vague and indeterminate as SOPA and PIPA were. But legislators have heard the internet public speak once and are wishing to avoid another online protest of the same magnitude. But according to the Cnet, there are more than a couple of provisions left in that could potentially undermine internet privacy in the worst way...without oversight. One single statement in the bill, "Notwithstanding any other provision of law" nullifies almost every other law ever created designed to protect our rights to privacy. Now you will really need a good VPN service.
Other Telling Terms
Perhaps the most telling terms laid out in this law is the "self-protected entity may, for cybersecurity purposes -- (i) use cybersecurity systems to identify and obtain cyber threat information to protect the rights and property of such self-protected entity; and (ii) share such cyber threat information with any other entity, including the Federal Government.." This means that any company can monitor and record everything you are doing on the internet just to make sure you aren't violating the government's "Cybersecurity." This section allows companies to share the data collected by their intrusions with each other, and virtually every government agency that asks for it. I'm predicting that, if this law passes, many internet users will need to become "Self protected entities" using VPN services to protect their privacy.
The Internet Companies Have An Agenda Too
With all the recent hooplah surrounding the SOPA and PIPA bills a person would think this bill to be just as unpopular among them, but this just isn't the case. Over 800 companies, including Google, Facebook, Verizon, AT&T, are supporting this bill. It's been floating around that this could be because of the uproar surrounding the "Do Not Follow" issue. With this law the internet companies would be able to monitor and collect even more data than before, share it, and possibly even sell it...all in the name of "Cybersecurity" and without a warrant, or notification of the user. Now it's really time to get out the VPN service client and start using it.
Nosiness Is Required For Control
And total control seems to be the way the government and corporations are going. Control of what we read, of what we see, and of what we think. If you want to protect your privacy on the internet, it will become indefinably more difficult, unless you enlist a VPN service.