Who said anything about icuurd being offensive? Incoherent at times... but not offensive.
@icuurd12b42 He is not offensive at all.
Government cyber-intelligence information sharing, and "commercial" information sharing are both related to privacy. But they're pretty far apart on the spectrum of what I worry about.
Under CISPA, privacy is gone.... I'm pretty sure privacy died with the commercialization of the Internet.
Personally, I don't worry if Walmart tracks my online purchases. And even if a company tries to track purchases outside their own site, it's easy to prevent.
But I'd worry about CISPA if it becomes too broad -- like... now, maybe. Most people would support CISPA-type provisions for certain types of transactions with manufacturers -- like if someone in Manhattan buys 2 tons of ammonium-nitrate fertilizer. But if my browsing habits include a middle-east charity affiliated with HAMAS, or a website associated with radical Islam... that shouldn't be a government concern.
Edited by chance, 01 May 2012 - 12:51 PM.