Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

CISPA CyberSecurity Bill Passes the House 288 to 127; Now to head to Senate

The House of Representatives have passed Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act on Thursday by a heavy margin of 288 to 127 after two days of intensive debate on whether the threat of “cyberattacks” was grave enough to justify the over-lingering privacy concerns. The bill which was moved  to the House  after a closed-door 18 to 2 vote, received  support from 92 Democrats and will now move to the Senate and then to the president Obama, whose advisers recently threatened a veto of the bill as it overrides the digital privacy of American Citizens. “In the case of Boston they were real bombs, in this case they’re digital bombs. And these digital bombs are on their way.”- said Rep. Mike McCaul (R-TX), a vehement CISPA supporter to hard-press the need of pass...

“We believe in a free and open internet”-Matt Russell, Namecheap

For long, corporate entities have felt uber-cautious about getting into issues of public interest, as regardless of a company’s position, voicing support or opposition is guaranteed to spur some sort of public reaction. And why risk alienating some customers when you can simply stay mum and stick to your business? But rarely do we get to see the other side of the spectrum; i.e. the pleasant sight of companies that feel so passionately about an issue that they’re willing to share their opinion in the public sphere; howsoever risqué it may be. And Namecheap, a top-shelf American based ICANN registrar with 3 million domains is a bellwether when it comes to issues related to internet freedom and privacy. A vehement opponent of anti-privacy legislations for long, Namecheap further substantiated...

Namecheap Takes a Preemptive Stance Against CISPA

Leading domain name registrar Namecheap has rung the alarm to fight against newly rebirthed CISPA, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. Relaunched earlier this week, CISPA poses a threat to of all Internet freedoms, giving the U.S. government the authority to access your private online activity without due process. Namecheap has sent a mailer to notify all its subscribers about this significant issue. According to Richard Kirkendall, CEO of Namecheap, “CISPA is advocated under the premise of anti-terrorism legislation, but like its squashed predecessor SOPA, is so broad that it threatens to endanger the privacy of every Internet-connected law abiding citizen.” CISPA is just another re-hashed version of SOPA, which was vehemently opposed by the entire internet comm...

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