Feds Propose Onerous Internet Laws

From: EFF

Government Seeks Back Door Into All Our Communications

The U.S. government has made two proposals this week that threaten online speech and privacy in radical new ways. Either one, if passed by Congress, will fundamentally rewrite the rules of the Internet. EFF is fighting hard for your rights and needs your help.

These proposals are the most frightening we’ve seen in a long time. The first is a bill called the “Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act,” which would give the Justice Department new powers to censor websites accused of aiding “piracy.” The second is an Obama Administration proposal that would end online privacy as we know it by requiring all Internet communication service providers — from Facebook to Skype to your webmail provider — to rebuild their systems to give the government backdoor access to all of your private Internet communications.


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