The US government’s sequel to PIPA and SOPA? It’s called CISPA, and it would allow the unlimited sharing of your personal information amongst and between private companies and the government, without a single safeguard for privacy or civil liberties.
Sign&Share the Access petition telling tech companies to support their users, not CISPA: https://www.accessnow.org/page/s/protect-our-privacy
Honestly, Canada is pretty awesome. Hockey. The Canadian Rockies. Rachel McAdams.
Not to mention that they look out for other people as well. They stood with the US against PIPA/SOPA and with the world against ACTA. But now Canada needs our help.
Recently, the Harper government introduced Bill C-30, which would give law enforcement unlimited and warrantless access to user data online. It would also force ISPs to change the fundamental nature of the internet to implement constant surveillance.
Public outcry has lawmakers backtracking, but we can deliver the knockout punch. Sign the Access petition against C-30, and call on the Harper government to respect the rule of law and respect the privacy of their citizens.
How about this for blunt? MEP Kader Arif, the lead rapporteur on ACTA, resigns from this position because ACTA is a “charade.”
Wow! Keep up the pressure and sign the Access petition: https://www.accessnow.org/page/s/just-say-no-to-acta
If you thought SOPA and PIPA were bad, let us introduce you to their Big Brother, ACTA.
The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, which has already been signed by several countries, poses a dangerous threat to the inherent freedom and openess of the Internet. Under ACTA, ISPs and websites will be given more power to track what we do online, while forcing them to turn over our information and reporting our activity to the authorities — all in the name of copyright protection! While we respect the rights of creators, ACTA’s ill-conceived provisions will have chilling effects on free speech everywhere.
The European Parliament will soon hold a final consent vote on ACTA and may be our only hope to stop this dangerous agreement. A “No” vote will dismantle ACTA and make countries go back to the negotiating table. We’ve already help bring down SOPA and PIPA, now let’s turn the fight to ACTA. Call on the EU Parliament to take a stand and vote “NO” on ACTA!
Dear Members of the European Parliament,
The ACTA will fundamentally destroy the openness of the Internet, lacks democratic credibility, and poses a serious threat to free speech that wrongly allows ISPs to surveil and police their users. We urge you to withhold consent on this agreement, and to stand up for democracy and the fundamental rights of everyone across the world.