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."
- Politico's CISPA Bill Targeted by Activists
- PC Magazine's Internet Groups Launch Anti-CISPA Protest
- The Global Post's CISPA: The Internet Finds a New Enemy
- US News and World Reports' Expert: New CISPA Bill Isn't SOPA, but Still Attacks Constitutional Rights
- CNET's Say Hello to CISPA It Will Remind You of SOPA
- The Hill's Under Pressure, House Committee Changes Cybersecurity Bill
- CNET's CISPA Gets a Rewrite, But Still Threatens American's Privacy
- The LA Times' CISPA Protests Begin Amid Key Changes to Legislation
- The Chicago Tribune's CISPA Legislation Seen by Many as SOPA 2.0
- The BBC's Facebook Supports CISPA Cybersecurity Bill