These companies just betrayed billions of people. Apple and Microsoft included.

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by mrbbq, Sep 23, 2015.

  1. mrbbq

    mrbbq MDL Member

    Jul 18, 2015
    Looks like the gloves are off and true colors just showed fully. The fight is on for privacy now;
    Apple, Microsoft, Adobe, Symantec, and a handful of other tech companies just began publicly lobbying Congress to pass the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), a bill that would give corporations total legal immunity when they share private user data with the government and with each other. Many of these companies have previously claimed to fight for their users' privacy rights, but by supporting this bill they've made it clear that they've abandoned that position, and are willing to endanger their users' security and civil rights in exchange for government handouts and protection.
  2. nodnar

    nodnar MDL Expert

    Oct 15, 2011
    but it will not work.. the only place to hit back is in their wallets. use open source stuff, and nothing closed source. ditch m$, adobe, etc.
    and nothing from sony, apple, and hollywood cowboys. make do with what it is free.. that is what i liked in this black march initiative a few
    years ago. because that will work.
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  3. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

    Nov 30, 2014
    ha ha ha they been already doing that for years!!!!!!
  4. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

    Sep 5, 2013
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  5. MysTikAL3

    MysTikAL3 MDL Senior Member

    Jul 15, 2013
    #5 MysTikAL3, Sep 24, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2015
    There is much much more involved in fighting CISA than just

    So then you also must claim the EFF and COUNTLESS OTHERS who are adamantly opposed to CISA are wrong as well?

    [​IMG] Electronic Frontier Foundation
    Defending your rights in the digital world

    September 1, 2015 | By Lee Tien

    Amendments to CISA "Cybersecurity" Bill Fail in All Regards

    Although grassroots activism has dealt it a blow, the Senate Intelligence Committee's (CISA) keeps shambling along like the zombie it is. In July, Senator McConnell vowed to hold a final vote on the bill before Congress left for its six-week long summer vacation. In response, EFF and over 20 other privacy groups ran a successful Week of Action, including over 6 million faxes opposing CISA, causing the Senate to postpone the vote until late September.
    Senators submitted many amendments to the bill before going on vacation. The amendments, like the original language of the bill, fail to address key issues like the deep link between these government "cybersecurity" authorities and surveillance, as well as the new spying powers the bill would grant to companies.
    But “cybersecurity” is already intimately tied to surveillance—a problem CISA would only worsen. Documents released by the New York Times reveal the government used the Comprehensive National Cyber Security Initiative (CNCI) to pay telecommunications companies to spy on consumers using their networks. The CNCI includes initiatives for information gathering, but it’s always been presented to the public as fostering research and encouraging public awareness of cybersecurity problems—not spying on Americans' Internet traffic.
    The revelations are stunning. The NSA paid telecommunications companies nearly $300 million dollars in the 2010 fiscal year to invest in surveillance equipment as part of the CNCI. In fact, STORMBREW’s Breckenridge site was “100% subsidized with CNCI funding.”

    August 5, 2015 | By Lee Tien

    DHS Agrees with EFF: Senate's CISA "Cybersecurity" Bill Will Damage Privacy


    You are quick in trying to shoot down any attempts, valid information, or arguments, that help to preserve consumers rights to privacy across just about every thread on MDL...:trollface:

    Your statements have no facts, nothing more than just opinions...:annoyed:
  6. MysTikAL3

    MysTikAL3 MDL Senior Member

    Jul 15, 2013
    #6 MysTikAL3, Sep 24, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2015
    CISA: the dirty deal between Google and the NSA that no one is talking about