The following companies just betrayed billions of people.

Apple, Microsoft, Adobe, Symantec, and a handful of other tech companies just began publicly lobbying Congress to pass the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), a bill that would give corporations total legal immunity when they share private user data with the government and with each other. Many of these companies have previously claimed to fight for their users’ privacy rights, but by supporting this bill they’ve made it clear that they’ve abandoned that position, and are willing to endanger their users’ security and civil rights in exchange for government handouts and protection.

Tell them why they’re on the wrong side of history.

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We’re up against some of the most powerful corporate lobbyists in the country, but that hasn’t stopped us before. If a critical mass of citizens speak out against CISA, our voices will be impossible to ignore.

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What does it take for some of the biggest competitors in the tech industry to put their differences aside and sign a letter endorsing a hugely unpopular surveillance bill? Sweeping legal immunity. Worse, these companies know that their customers hate CISA, and so they’re jumping into the water together, hoping there’s safety in numbers. After all, you can’t blame Microsoft if Apple is doing the same thing, right?

What’s wrong with CISA?

If you’re not up to speed, CISA is a mass surveillance bill posing as a “cybersecurity” bill. Congress has been blindly scrambling to react to the OPM hacks, and their solution is a giveaway to the NSA and giant corporations:

  • All privacy policies effectively null and void. Companies can share any private user data with the government, without a warrant, as long as the government says it is being used for a “cybersecurity” purpose.
  • Data is shared with a wide array of government agencies, from the FBI and NSA, to the IRS and local law enforcement.
  • In exchange, companies are given blanket immunity from civil and criminal laws, like fraud, money laundering, or illegal wiretapping (if a violation was committed or exposed in the process of sharing data).
  • Companies that play along can get otherwise classified intelligence data from the government, including private information about their competitors.

To learn more about CISA, click here.

Dial 985-222-CISA to call Congress now.

Internet users demand meaningful cybersecurity legislation, not more mass surveillance. Millions have already spoken out, and there’s still time to send Congress a clear message. Please call your representatives, and share this page to spread the word!

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