CISPA 2013 Blackout Staged By Anonymous Doesn’t Go As Planned (via The Huffington Post | By Alexis Kleinman )
If you take away our privacy, then we have no true security. I understand the purpose of the CISPA bill that the US government wants to build a defense against cyber threats found through intercommunication on the Internet. The idea of losing privacy on the web seems like the wrong tactic to defend against cyber threats in the sense that the cost of losing your right to privacy through your usage of the Internet. The CISPA bill, like many previous bills concerning our activity and the rights we have using the Internet are not fully enforced to being truly effective. Many of the bills and statuses of the laws proposed to establish Internet security and to protect valuable content on the web have been able to find loopholes created by mass users of the Internet. The Internet has become something parallel with technology. As technology continues to advance so will the capabilities and uses of the Internet. The laws will come into play but they will not be effective because they will be outdated and by then there is a new problem to face. Another problem I have with the CISPA bill is that it makes every Internet user at fault by taking their privacy. The Internet users and groups that are well informed and more advanced with the Internet than the common user will more than likely not support this bill. Online activist groups like Anonymous will deploy tactics to inform users and actions to make the online community’s voice be heard. Had it not been for Anonymous I probably would not have heard about the bill possibly becoming a law. This is a law that concerns every Internet user, but it was rarely mentioned in the news headlines to inform people. How can a law concerning the usage of the Internet used by millions of people, and be supported by major companies not be a major topic of public concern. The companies that support CISPA are not looking at the big picture because the law does help them and it removes them from being held liable from what users do with their services, but they are taking it as if they are too big to fail. The thing that makes the Internet remarkable is that one year MySpace is the hottest website than it becomes replaced by Facebook, what I want to make clear is that these major companies may have heavy users and site traffic, but they do not speak for people or Internet users as a whole.