Stop the online spying bills
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Stop the online spying bills

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      <span>CREDO Action</span>

We need to speak out to stop the Senate from greatly expanding the power of the federal government and big corporations to spy on us as we use the Internet.

The House has already passed "Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act" (CISPA), a horrible bill that shreds our online civil liberties.

Supporters of CISPA cynically used the legitimate need to protect our vital national interests from cyber attacks as an excuse to give the government and private companies the authority to read, watch and listen to everything we do on the Internet.

Now the fight moves to the Senate, where several CISPA-like bills are under consideration.

Tell the Senate: Stop the online spying bills.

Among other things, CISPA would give the NSA - the spying agency controlled by the Department of Defense - additional power to snoop on our texts, our emails, our web history and everything else we do online.

It would also make it easier for the government to get information about us and what we do online from private companies without a court order.

The folks behind CISPA claim that national security interests make this surveillance necessary. But the bill's language is so vague and overreaching that it opens the door for rampant abuse of our online rights.

Various CISPA-like bills are under consideration in the Senate. While they differ from CISPA and each other in various ways, they all could potentially sacrifice our online civil liberties in the name of national security.

We need to send a clear message to everyone in the Senate that we won't stand for that.

Senators who are with us need to know their constituents support them. And senators who aren't with us need to be put on notice that their constituents don't want them to sell us out.

Tell the Senate: Stop the online spying bills.

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We shouldn't sacrifice our civil liberties in the name of national security. Don't support any cyber-security legislation that violates our right to communicate freely online..

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Felicia Griffin ANAHEIM, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      So many of our constitutional rights are being attacked, and unfortunately, this government already has a shaky track record when it comes to abuse of power. Do we really need to put more power in the hands of a government that is already bursting with corruption?

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    • Rosa Kim SELLERSVILLE, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      Our right to privacy is broken with these bills. No point in making laws if you're just going to break them. How can you guys call yourself the government when you break the one rule that protects us citizens?

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