I find it hilarious that the Supreme Court recently ruled that organizations can’t be sued for torture on the grounds of not reading the term “individual” so “unnaturally” because the law in question references “individual persons alone,” but can’t seem to come to apply that kind of logic to the Citizens United ruling, which claims that corporations act as “individual persons.”
The hypocrisy and corruption is so glaringly obvious.
Wondering if they mean a real infographic (a graphic explanation), or one of those illustrated informational things we have come to think of as infographics (she says, having just posted one of the latter)
SAN FRANCISCO — Civil liberties groups on Monday launched protests targeting proposed US cyber intelligence law that they fear would let police freely dip into people’s private online information.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Reporters Without Borders were among organizations that signaled the start of a week of Internet protests against the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA).
“A blanket monitoring system is never an appropriate solution,” Reporters Without Borders said in a release calling for Congress to reject the CISPA legislation introduced in November of last year.
“Freedom of expression and the protection of online privacy are increasingly under threat in democratic countries, where a series of bills and draft laws is sacrificing them in the interests of national security or copyright.”
The EFF released an online tool for US residents to find Twitter accounts of their representatives in Congress to target messages about the threat CISPA poses to privacy in day-to-day lives.
“CIPSA would allow ISPs, social networking sites, and anyone else handling Internet communications to monitor users and pass information to the government without any judicial oversight,” said EFF activism director Rainey Reitman.
“The language of this bill is dangerously vague, so that personal online activity — from the mundane to the intimate — could be implicated.”