April 17, 2012 | By EFF Intern

Initial Media Coverage of CISPA Protests

by Patrick Steele, EFF Activism intern

Yesterday EFF and a coalition of digital civil liberties organizations launched Stop Cyber Spying Week. The week focuses on CISPA, dangerously vague cybersecurity legislation that would allow companies to spy on our online communications and share sensitive user data with the government. The goal of the week of action is simple: to get as many folks as possible contacting Congress to express concern about the civil liberties implications of this cyber spying bill. We've created a new Congressional Representative Twitter Handle Detection Tool, which lets users find their Representatitves on Twitter and send them directed tweets. We're encouraging individuals to tweet about the (often sensitive) way we use the Internet to communicate. The tweets will showcase how much unnecessary personal data could be collected under this bill. Twitter users should use the hashtags #CongressTMI and #CISPA.

Since we launched, there's been an explosion of news coverage around the web. Here's a quick roundup of some of the important news coverage about "Stop Cyber Spying Week."


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