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CISPA Cyber-Threat Bill Passes House Despite Worries Over Privacy

The bill now heads to the Senate, but President Obama has threatened to veto the bill if it passes Congress.

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eWeek: The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the highly controversial Cyber-Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). The bill, which Obama has threatened to veto, now heads to the Senate.

Some technology companies, including AT&T, Facebook, Microsoft and Intel, have supported the bill, saying that it will make the Web a safer place. However, many groups, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), oppose the bill, saying that it gives the government too much access to private information. Tim Berners-Lee, the man largely credited with inventing the Internet, said CISPA “is threatening the rights of people in America, and effectively rights everywhere, because what happens in America tends to affect people all over the world.”




Tags: security, privacy, government, Congress, CISPA


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