After Google played a central role in the campaign in rallying the public against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), the House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Mike Rogers (R – MI) claims that Google is secretly supporting the bill many are calling “SOPA 2.”
You can file this one under, “Duh!” Google recently tried appealing to the common man and acting as though they were staunchly against CISPA. I’ve learned to distrust any mega-corporation, especially one that has such bedroom-ties to the NSA, cyber-security, politics, and an endless checkbook… especially when they can profit handsomely from getting the bill passed.
“They’ve been helpful and supportive of trying to find the right language in the bill,” Rogers said of Google, who declined to comment one way or the other on the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), the new bill.
The bill aims primarily at the sharing of private information, empowering the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to collect data from private companies on anything they decide is a “cyber threat.”
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