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CISA Is Now The Law: How Congress Quietly Passed The Second Patriot Act (MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM YOUR SLAVEMASTERS!)

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Back in 2014, civil liberties and privacy advocates were up in arms when the government tried to quietly push through the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, or CISA, a law which would allow federal agencies - including the NSA - to share cybersecurity, and really any information with private corporations "notwithstanding any other provision of law." The most vocal complaint involved CISA’s information-sharing channel, which was ostensibly created for responding quickly to hacks and breaches, and which provided a loophole in privacy laws that enabled intelligence and law enforcement surveillance without a warrant.

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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-12-18/congress-just-passed-second-patriot-act-and-nobody-noticed-how-cisa-became-law

I told you guys that they'd be giving us lots and lots of shitty presents this year! Here's another one! 

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Gaaah! Well, I guess this is about perfect? Then again. nah, that is worse than CISA.. if htat's possible :blush:

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I rarely read the entire articles on ZH but the comments are some of the most sarcastic on the net. Love em!

"If you like your tyranny you can keep your tyranny."

And a caution:

"Kerry signed the UN Small Arms Treaty and there is gun grabbing legislation in the TPP. It is coming soon folks, hope your houses are in order."

From Wired:

In a late-night session of Congress, House Speaker Paul Ryan announced a new version of the “omnibus” bill, a massive piece of legislation that deals with much of the federal government’s funding. It now includes a version of CISA as well. Lumping CISA in with the omnibus bill further reduces any chance for debate over its surveillance-friendly provisions, or a White House veto. And the latest version actually chips away even further at the remaining personal information protections that privacy advocates had fought for in the version of the bill that passed the Senate.

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"It's almost like they've been waiting for a terrorist crisis to push through CISA. That's sick."

The latest version of CISA that they're looking to put into the omnibus:

  1. Removes the prohibition on information being shared with the NSA, allowing it to be shared directly with NSA (and DOD), rather than first having to go through DHS. While DHS isn't necessarily wonderful, it's a lot better than NSA. And, of course, if this were truly about cybersecurity, not surveillance, DHS makes a lot more sense than NSA.
  2. Directly removes the restrictions on using this information for "surveillance" activities. You can't get much more direct than that, right?
  3. Removes limitations that government can only use this information for cybersecurity purposes and allows it to be used to go after any other criminal activity as well. Obviously, this then creates tremendous incentives to push for greater and greater information collection, which clearly will be abused. We've just seen how the DEA has regularly abused its powers to collect info. You think agencies like the DEA and others won't make use of CISA too?
  4. Removes the requirement to "scrub" personal information unrelated to a cybersecurity threat before sharing that information. This was the key point that everyone kept making about why the information should go to DHS first -- where DHS would be in charge of this "scrub". The "scrub" process was a bit exaggerated in the first place, but it was at least something of a privacy protection. However, it appears that the final version being pushed removes the scrub requirement (along with the requirement to go to DHS) and instead leaves the question of scrubbing to the "discretion" of whichever agency gets the information. Guess how that's going to go?

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20151215/06470133083/congress-drops-all-pretense-quietly-turns-cisa-into-full-surveillance-bill.shtml

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If you read the echelon thread on here, well "the total surveillance" is already in place. They already share all the info since 2001 wtc towers downing. (maybe be4) but not "all the fusion centers/etc be4" Still even with this, sometimes they miss. (human error/etc)

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6 minutes ago, rbear said:

If you read the echelon thread on here, well "the total surveillance" is already in place. They already share all the info since 2001 wtc towers downing. (maybe be4) but not "all the fusion centers/etc be4" Still even with this, sometimes they miss. (human error/etc)

They do miss and often when it comes to terrorists, gang bangers and drug cartels. Law abiding citizens get caught in their trap for "alleged" offenses.

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3 minutes ago, YourMom2 said:

They do miss and often when it comes to terrorists, gang bangers and drug cartels. Law abiding citizens get caught in their trap for "alleged" offenses.

Well on the terrorist, they "find, recruit, and use them for their plans". The gbers, well they have gang units and whatnot, but for the most part, they don't want to end it because if they did, they could have done so long ago or soon/before. The drug cartels, well yeah they fund them and use them for their own plans. I suspect the gbers also for the most part. Remember the original gangsters wore suits, now here is some of their attire:

http://www.use.com/images/s_3/2015_12_18_229_01a28bcd94a35c8755a3.jpg

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