CISA bill heading to Senate vote will let government collect virtually all data without a warrant

Thursday, August 6, 2015
By Paul Martin

by: J. D. Heyes
Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Senate is set to vote on a cybersecurity measure that critics say will dwarf previous efforts by government to gather electronic information on all Americans without first obtaining a court-issued warrant as required by the Fourth Amendment.

What’s more, the legislation – officially called the “Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015,” or CISA, has the support, tacit or otherwise, of some major telecom and tech/media firms including Google, Facebook and AT&T.

As reported by The Hill:

One of the things that civil liberties activists like to lament about is that the general public seems to care more about Google and Facebook using their personal data to target advertising than the government using it to target drone strikes.

The reality is that both types of abuse are dangerous, and they work hand in hand.

It’s hard to find a more perfect example of this collusion than in a bill that’s headed for a vote soon in the U.S. Senate: the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, or CISA.

Gathering all “upstream surveillance” data

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