CISPA is Anti-American and Unethical, says UmeNow CEO

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"CISPA is anti-American. It sanctions spying on the entire U.S. population under the pretext of keeping us secure from electronic attacks originating from cybercriminals, foreign governments and terrorists," stated Evelyn Castillo-Bach, CEO of UmeNow.

Evelyn Castillo-Bach, founder of UmeNow

As the CEO of a U.S.-based corporation and as a proud American, I have an ethical responsibility to reject CISPA.

UmeNow announced today that it supports plans by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) to continue its campaign against the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) H.R.3523, a bill EFF states would "allow companies to bypass all existing privacy law to spy on communications and pass sensitive user data to the government."

"CISPA is anti-American. It allows companies like mine to spy on Americans under the pretext of keeping us secure from electronic attacks originating from cybercriminals, foreign governments and terrorists. Top-ranked security experts have gone on the record stating that strong computer and network security does not require Internet users to sacrifice their privacy and civil liberties," stated Evelyn Castillo-Bach, CEO and founder of UmeNow, the super-private network that has banned all tracking, including tagging and face recognition technology -- and has also banned all third party apps and games because they are often used to extract private information without consent.

To send an email to one's Congressional representative or Senator, UmeNow recommends using the form available on the Electronic Frontier Foundation website.

"I believe we have the intelligence and ingenuity to protect our country against cyber criminals without eviscerating the 4th Amendment. As the CEO of a U.S.-based corporation and as a proud American, I have an ethical responsibility to reject CISPA," stated Castillo-Bach, who is also an outspoken privacy advocate and frequently blogs on privacy issues.

Company Information:
UmeNow is a private "people's network" that has banned all tracking and all ads. UmeNow has a 2-tier membership structure. It promises the same privacy protection to its free members. Premium level members who subscribe for $6.00/ month have access to all site areas.

Evelyn Castillo-Bach is the founder of UmeNow and Collegiate Nation. UmeNow entered into its silent launch in July 2011. Collegiate Nation--also known as GoCNCN.com-- is the first and only private network exclusively for college students. Castillo-Bach was interviewed earlier this year by Miami television to address privacy issues impacting college students.

Both UmeNow and Collegiate Nation are known for fiercely protecting the privacy rights of its members. All ads, third party apps and games are banned because they are back doors to tracking and extracting private information. Castillo-Bach earned her M.S. in 1993 from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She has traveled extensively in Ethiopia and in the Balkans, accompanying her Danish husband who is a lawyer.

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