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CISPA Cybersecurity Bill Passes US House, Might Not Get Through The Senate

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The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) has not sparked too many protests compared to SOPA and PIPA, but it is certainly a reality and the US House of Representatives has passed the bill by a vote of 248-168.

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CISPA Bill Even Worse Than SOPA/PIPA

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The good news is that SOPA and PIPA haven't come to pass, but the bad news is that they could be followed by a bill that is even more invasive and could violate even more of your civil liberties.

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The Pirate Bay May Go Down In The UK

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It appears like the free and open web is going to be a totally different place in the future. First it was the crackdown on Megaupload, and now The Pirate Bay is one step closer to being banned in the UK after the British High Court ruled that the Swedish file-sharing site is committing copyright infringement.

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FBI Shuts Down Megaupload Over Piracy

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So much for all the black outs and all! It appears like they can do whatever they want without passing any new legistlation. The feds have brought the curtain down on Megaupload, one of the most popular “locker services” on the Internet. No, you haven’t missed anything; SOPA and PIPA are yet to be passed.

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