Anonymous has released two video messages on YouTube along with a transcript in which they explained What is The Cyber Intelligence Sharing Act ( CISA) and it will affect user’s privacy.
“It has come to our attention that Congress is planning to pass a bill that will jeopardize privacy and personal security across all forms of media. We would like to inform you, that despite our direct and crippling attacks on former cyber security bills like SOPA, PIPA, and CISPA, there is yet a new threat.”
The drafters and the supporters of CISA bill has been labeled as “sworn enemies” by Anonymous, they said that the bill is a direct violation of the Fourth Amendment and basic human rights.
“The Cyber Security Information Sharing Act of 2014 has the power to allow governing authorities to search through and extract any form of data, public or private, from the internet, regardless of any privacy settings. Not only is this a direct attack against the fourth amendment of the bill of rights, but it is also an attack against our collective. CISA, and those who have crafted and supported this bill, have become sworn enemies of anonymous.”
“Every action you perform, every word you say, we will know. If you value the sanctity of your loved ones as well as your own, it will be best for you to back down and drop this bill where it belongs. Out of our congress. If not, we will be forced to show you our legion’s extent. We will march through the streets and we will make sure our voices keep you awake.”
In another YouTube video message Anonymous exposed the names of lawmakers and explained how CISA poses a serious threat to our privacy, by giving the government extraordinary powers to silence potential activists.
“Who are the creators of this bill? With no one’s surprise, Senator Feinstein, former and current Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and Senator Saxby Chambliss, are the ones deemed worthy to create such a horrible bill that would only step civil liberties backward, instead of forward.”
It is important to keep an eye on the threats given by Anonymous, and lets see if the congress will stop working on the bill.