ANONYMOUS - STOP CISPA
Greetings from the interwebz,
It is no longer news to us that, in our fight against the injustices of governments, Anonymous activist cells and fellow activists have lost some members to their never ending struggle for power. We are all constantly under threats of surveillance, arrest, and possible violation of our fundamental rights.
A new threat from the government of the United States has now surfaced. As anonymity online becomes less prevalent every day due to laws and legislation that attempt to reveal our identities, our ideals and motivation to change the world still sail strong. It is not acceptable to let governments control us, as the reason for their establishment was to protect and serve the people - not to control them.
Right now, the government of the United States is attempting to pass the “Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act” (also known as CISPA). This act would allow for the US government to monitor what we hear, see, and read. It is not allowed for your postman to read your mail - why should this be any different on the internet?
The US government attempts to control you by attempting to gain as much knowledge about your daily lives as possible. In the case of CISPA this would be done through, for example, a technique known as Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) that allows for monitoring all of your activity on the internet. Ultimately, the more information a government has about its citizens, the more potential there is for abuse, as has been shown throughout history. To top it off, there has never been a provable advantage in the field of national security throughout proposals like these, and their only purpose appears to be controlling citizens.
Allowing this bill to pass would literally put the United States on equal footing with countries like China and Iran in the field of monitoring communications, and it would likely fuel attempts throughout the world to introduce similar proposals. The only way to prevent this act from becoming reality, is by talking about it! Make people aware of its existence and what it means.
We are Anonymous,
We do not forgive.
We do not forget.
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HOW TO HELP STOP CISPA?
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A user-submitted post on Anonymous from Twitter follower Rob Sullivan
“As I sit on my bike this morning, strapped to the trainer, spinning my way to nowhere, I find myself thinking of the shocking developments underway in the Syrian conflict. Replay after replay of Anderson Cooper on the television and satellite radio. Updates from the infamous “Danny,” a Syrian man in the midst of the conflict who is bravely and defiantly informing the world on CNN via satellite. I also find myself thinking about where I have heard information first on the conflict and I have come to the conclusion that, while surprising yet obvious, it has been Twitter. Specifically, I have been getting up to the minute information from the notorious hacker conglomerate Anonymous through their Twitter handle @YourAnonNews. Which brings me to the question I am pondering as I peddle away this morning. Do I like Anonymous or not?
On the one hand, I am an attorney and believer in our laws and system of justice and Anonymous does run afoul of the law from time to time. On the other hand, I am a bit unconventional in my own right, perhaps slightly outside the mainstream and a firm believer in checks on government power. When it comes down to it, that is the very foundation of the justice system in our country. It is immortalized in our Constitution which sets forth the system of checks and balances between our three branches or government: executive, legislative, judicial. While those branches are designed to balance each other, who strikes the balance between the government as a whole and everyday citizens? THE PEOPLE! Anonymous is the people and its work represents a truly noble and ancient cause. That cause is fighting back against misuse of power and oppression of the people by government and, in the modern age, corporate abuse of power. If fact, it is every citizen’s obligation to resist the unlawful use or abuse of power. Maybe it is the rebel in me, fueled by the unwavering belief that it is often up to the people to keep the government and its powerful corporate friends in check that draws me to this conclusion: yes, I do like Anonymous.”
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