Time: Activists Flood Congress With Faxes to Protest Cybersecurity Bill

Posted by Soledad Vega on Tue, 07/28/2015 - 13:29

The US government will have big-brother spy powers over the entire web. Our friends at Fight For The Future came up with an ingenious #faxbigbrother campaign. Check out this Time coverage and speak out at FaxBigBrother.com like in the '80s! #FaxBigBrother #StopCISA

Article by Nolan Freeney for Time Magazine

"We figured we’d use some 80s technology to try to get our point across"

Internet activists opposed to a controversial cybersecurity bill are trying to get Congress’ attention the old-fashioned way: by flooding its fax machines.

The nonprofit group Fight For the Future has set up eight phone lines to convert emails and tweets protesting the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) into faxes that will be sent to all 100 U.S. senators. Supporters can fax their own messages via FaxBigBrother.com or with the hashtag #faxbigbrother.

The legislation, first introduced last year by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), would give tech companies more freedom to collect user data and share it with federal agencies in the name of cybersecurity; the data they share would then be exempt from Freedom of Information Act requests.

- Read more at Time