Alert! Privacy Advocates Blast ‘Surveillance Bill In Disguise’ After CISA Tucked Into Spending Deal
Under the cover of a late-night session of Congress, House Speaker Paul Ryan announced a new version of the “omnibus” federal government funding bill that includes a version of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, outraging privacy advocates.
The new version combines three bills, two passed by the House, and one – the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) – that had already passed the Senate by a vote of 74 to 21.
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RT: Obama signs $1.1 trillion spending package, approves CISA surveillance legislation
Published time: 19 Dec, 2015 01:52
The omnibus spending package was signed into law on Friday afternoon.
“There’s some things in there that I don’t like, but that’s the nature of legislation and compromise, and I think the system worked,” the president said at his year-end news conference at the White House,reported the Associated Press. “It was a good win.”
The legislation pairs two enormous bills: the $1.1 trillion government-wide spending measure to fund every federal agency through next September, and a $680 billion tax package.
The House of Representatives adopted the 2,000-page budget plan in a 316-113 vote on Friday, with the Senate voting 65-33 in favor.
The spending bill includes many of the increases Obama has demanded all year, with Republicans getting a big boost for the military and an end to a ban on exporting US crude oil for the first time in 40 years.
The $680 million tax package includes tax breaks for college tuition, renewable energy such as solar and wind power, and breaks for low-wage earners. The bill also includes troop pay raises and prohibits the transfer of Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United States.
As part of the budget negotiation, Obama also signed into law a large cybersecurity bill, which has been flogged by opponents as an expansion of government surveillance. Labeled the Cybersecurity Act of 2015, it is actually a combination of three bills passed by Congress over the year, including the often-criticized Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 (CISA).
The new law authorizes companies to share information about cyber threats with “any federal entity.” Any company participating in the data sharing would be immune from consumer lawsuits. Once the Department of Homeland Security has all the pertinent details, they could be passed along to the FBI and NSA for further investigation and, potentially, legal action.
A leading opponent of CISA and government surveillance in general, Senator Ron Wyden (D- Oregon) voted “no” on the omnibus bill.
“These unacceptable surveillance provisions are a black mark on a worthy package that contacts the biggest tax cut for working families in decades, an accomplishment I fought for in weeks of negotiations,”Wyden said in a press release.
“Unfortunately, this misguided cyber legislation does little to protect Americans’ security, and a great deal more to threaten our privacy than the flawed Senate version. Americans demand real solutions that will protect them from foreign hackers, not knee-jerk responses that allow companies to fork over huge amounts of their customers’ private data with only cursory review.”
Wyden said the latest CISA bill contains fewer oversight and reporting provisions than the Senate version did, and this means that violations of Americans’ privacy will go unnoticed. He added the bill strips authority from the independent watchdog on government surveillance, the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, and makes it easier, especially for the CIA, to refuse to cooperate with the Board’s investigations.
“Reducing the amount of independent oversight and constricting the scope of the PCLOB’s authority sends the wrong message and will make our intelligence agencies less accountable,” Wyden said.
Re-Posted: Whistleblower reveals American RFID agenda:
Siemens secret hoard of Human Microchips – USAF contractor William Pawelec
William Pawelec Interview
Mr. William Pawelec was a U.S. Air Force computer operations and programming specialist with numerous credentials in security technologies and access control systems. He gave this interview with Dr. Greer prior to the 2001 National Press Club Disclosure event and asked that it not be released until after his death. We recently found out that Mr. William Pawelec passed away on May 22, 2007 and we received permission to release it in December 2010.
Interestingly, like many government whistleblowers and others who take a stand against the government, Pawelec died of cancer. Normally we assume cancer to be the result of a ‘natural’ cause. However, the US government have been working on the development of aggressive cancer-causing viruses from at least 1963. Ironically, Pawelec himself even refers directly to cancer as a bio-weapon in his interview. One such program was designed to develop a cancer-causing bio-weapon intended to be used to assassinate Fidel Castro in 1964. The rationale behind the use of such cancer-causing agents is, of course, that no suspicion of murder would be raised at the time of death.
The following is a reminder of Aaron Russo’s revelations about RFID chips and 9/11 as a false flag attack and pretext for the New World Order. Russo also died of cancer…
Pawelec mentioned Siemens buying the rights to these chips. Looks like he was right.
Siemens to pilot RFID bracelets for health care
Others seek to implant data under the skin
By Ephraim Schwartz
Siemens Business Services announced this week a pilot project with Jacobi Medical Center in New York to track patients by incorporating RFID chips into the ubiquitous plastic band strapped onto patients’ wrists during hospital admissions.
Encoded on the band is patient name, date of birth, gender, and a medical record number, linked to the hospital network that connects the patient record to labs, billing, and the pharmacy.
Doctors and nurses will be equipped with a tablet-style PC with an RFID reader and a Wi-Fi connection to access the network.
Today, after admitting a patient, most hospitals generate a plastic identity card which, like a credit card, imprints the patient ID onto a piece of paper inserted into the sleeve of a patient’s wristband.
Jerry Moy, senior client executive at Siemens, said he has seen clerks and nurses with scissors cutting the paper and trying to stuff it into the wrist band.
“It’s medieval, to say the least,” said Moy.
Made by Applied Digital Solutions (ADS), the VeriChip is a miniaturized RFID chip with applications in health care, security, and tracking.
Katherine Albrecht, founder and director of CASPIAN (Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering) said her biggest concern is that in the future a tyrannical state would adopt RFID implants as a way to monitor the activity of its citizens.