From Demand Progress:
Internet Wins Again! We Beat Back Cyber-Snooping Bill
The Internet wins again! The advocates for the cyber-security bill failed to get enough support to proceed to a final vote on the legislation. They won't be reading your email and sharing your personal data -- anytime soon, at least.
Will you add your name at right to thank the senators who stood with us? We'll surely be working with them again soon. And please use these links to share the great news (and Success Baby).
You guys were amazing throughout this fight: Demand Progress members sent 500,000 emails to the Senate and made thousands of phone calls in opposition to the bill. Countless other activists took up this fight too -- groups like the ACLU, EFF, Center for Democracy and Technology, Fight for the Future, and Free Press.
Just as important was the coalition of senators working on the inside to stand up for our rights. Several senators voted against cloture at least in part because of privacy concerns. And there's a broader, newly-empowered bloc of senators who've helped fight for pro-privacy changes to the legislation -- people like Ron Wyden (OR), Al Franken (MN), and Bernie Sanders (VT).***
Please add your name at right to make sure they know that we're grateful, and that we'll stand with them -- we'll have to fight this battle again sometime soon.
PETITION TO PRO-PRIVACY SENATORS: We thank you for your hard work to protect our privacy and Internet freedom. As we share in the excitement of this victory we want you to know that we look forward to working with you whenever there's a threat to the Internet.
Add your name at right to thank the senators who stood up for privacy and Internet freedom.
Way to go,everyone. First PIPA then SOPA and now the latest threat to the internet,CISPA,goes down to defeat. Everyone give yourselves a pat on the back you deserve it. Now sign the thank you petition and be done with CISPA for good.