Originally published: April 16, 2012
Last updated: April 19, 2012 - 6:53pm
A coalition of privacy groups launched an online campaign against a House cybersecurity bill, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA).
The campaign aims to recreate the backlash that derailed anti-piracy legislation earlier this year. Groups including the Center for Democracy and Technology, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the American Civil Liberties Union and Free Press are leading the campaign, which is titled "Stop Cyber Spying." They are encouraging people to use the hashtags "#CongressTMI" (as in, "too much information") and "#CISPA" on Twitter to draw attention to the bill. The groups also have set up websites to help people contact their representatives in Congress. The groups have no plans to blackout websites, which was a central feature of the protests against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) in January.
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