This one’s a short one, but it’s important. It concerns not just our family, friends and colleagues in the United States, even though they will be the ones most affected. This is about CISPA, the latest in a series of bills to strip people of their right to privacy.
CISPA will affect you. No matter where & who you are. Do you know why it’s important, and how it will change your world?
Regardless of which side you’re on, you owe it to yourself to know what it’s about:
- CISPA as an infographic
- EFF’s article on the House passing the bill
- How would CISPA affect you?
- Aaron Swartz on SOPA, the predecessor of CISPA
Let’s consider this quote by Edmund Burke: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
I love and hate this quote. Love it because it is a powerful, simple sentence that conveys a strong message. Hate it because it’s so damn accurate.