they been spying on people for decades now, they just aren't monitoring the net much and this way they can keep track more and spy more. there is no private messages or email or none of that now. there are drones in the air flying around some with even x-ray devices and there's also the ability to monitor phones, which has been going on for many decades now, possibly back in the 20th century they've been spying via the phones/phone lines so why not take it up a step sort of thing. this is the government we're talking about, they've been doing what they want since the dawn of government creation
A wonderfully prophetic quote from one of my favourite authors. To me this says it all:
"There has grown in the minds of certain groups in this country the idea that just because a man or corporation has made a profit out of the public for a number of years, the government and the courts are charged with guaranteeing such a profit in the future, even in the face of changing circumstances and contrary to public interest. This strange doctrine is supported by neither statute or common law. Neither corporations or individuals have the right to come into court and ask that the clock of history be stopped, or turned back". - "Life-Line" Robert A. Heinlein 1939
Congress is so pathetic. They have time to censor the Internet but cannot find time solve the fiscal cliff.
There are couple of lessons to be learned here:
1. US Government doesn't give a shit about what the people want. I don't know how much more proof is required before people wake up. Government is being used to enforce corporate edicts over the will of the people. This is by definition fascism.
2. The Solution is to boycott the corporate media that is pushing this crap. You don't need to buy their products anymore. Turn off the TV and stop watching their movies. People should learn to make their own entertainment. This is an Artists' site so people should understand the value of creating their own stuff. That is the main reason I am active on DeviantART. I am my own source of entertainment. Stay away from BS websites like InstaGram that claim copywrite over the photo's YOU post on their site. Imagine that, they own they copywrite of YOUR photos for profit. This is the kind of parasite capitalism CISPA is trying to protect. People need to pull their heads out of their asses and boycott.
What is there to be afraid of? Your internet provider already knows where you have been going and looking at. And if the government really wanted to, well, there is only one way to look at something on a computer with 100% security.