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#OpCyberPrivacy - PCNA, CTSA, NCPA and CISA

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  1. #OpCyberPrivacy - PCNA, CTSA, NCPA and CISA
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  3. The CISPA bill received negative, nation-wide feedback in 2012 due to its violation of online privacy. Now it is back, in four different bills: The CISA bill (Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act), The PCNA bill (The Protecting Cyber Networks Act),The NCPA bill (National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act) and the CTSA bill (Cyber Threat Sharing Act). All four of these bills offer no improved Cybersecurity, but increased surveillance and sharing of your personal information. They directly attack the fourth amendment, by giving the government power to search through and log your person files without the need of a warrant. Because each bill was written with vague language, it can be interpreted any way the governments sees fit to suit its purpose. We need to stop these bills, by raising awareness, and ensuring our politicians know that we do not support such action.
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  5. The CISA bill allows the government to force companies to share all personal information they have access to, such as your pictures, credit cards, etc. It also makes it illegal to sue companies for sharing your personal information. This would allow a free and open exchange of your personal information.
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  7. The NCPA bill allows the government to ignore the privacy laws and obtain files on you without a warrant as long as they have a "willful conduct". This violates the fourth amendment allowing the government to do illegal searches and seizures.
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  9. The CTSA bill allows the government to ignore legal protection for companies that violate your rights. It allows private information to be shared with the government even when there is no standing law that deems it legal and in direct contrast to current standing privacy policies. All information given from companies would be considered legal and you cannot sue them for it.  
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  11. The PCNA bill allows the government to undermine civilian control of domestic cybersecurity. It also allows companies to share information with the government. The PCNA bill is a dumbed down version of the CISA bill.
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  13. Even if you are not a US citizen, these bills will impact you if they are passed; if you are connected to the internet in anyway, it will damage your online privacy. The United States has great influence over the internet, and if these bills are passed, many websites you know and use, such as Google, Yahoo and Facebook, will be forced to operate under these new laws. Such legislation gives the companies that “advantage” because they can't be sued when they do illegal things with your data. That means, that they can share your data with 3rd party companies and do basically what they want with it.  When you send a picture to a friend, you expect that only your friend will see that picture, not the government or another 3rd party. Undue access creates power and power breeds fear. Why should the people fear the government, shouldn't the government fear the people?
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  15. These bills must be stopped immediately. The only way to accomplish that is to spread information about these bills as quickly as possible. Officials are making no hast in the process of passing them.
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  17. How can you help?
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  19. -Spreading the word through social media is a quick and effective way to expand awareness. You can also pass out one of the many flyers we have, and discuss the bills with people you meet. Word of mouth is the most natural way to create a buzz.
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  21. -Find a rally that protests against these bills. If you can't find one - organize one. Rallies bring larger scale exposure.
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  23. -Call and write to your local congressman expressing your objection to enhanced cyber security laws and encourage others to do the same.
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  25. These bills do not help cybersecurity, they do only hurt cyber privacy. Everyone must take action to ensure that these bills do not pass to become laws. If they do, the entire world will feel the consequences of their failure to stand up to defend their right to privacy and anonymity on the internet.
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  27. Twitter: https://twitter.com/OpCyberPrivacy
  28. Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKQzr27wYbUAQWmHDeU_Adw
  29. Facebook: AnonUnited | OpCyberPrivacy
  30. IRC: https://webchat.anonops.com/?nick=NewUser&channels=opcyberprivacy&prompt=0
  31. Flyers: https://i.imgur.com/vzJfppM.jpg
  32.         https://i.imgur.com/o9OA8pt.jpg
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