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Obama Threatens To Veto CISPA Over Privacy Concerns

 

CISPA sets guidelines for tracking and preventing a cyber attack on major corporations and the U.S. government. But its (perhaps intentionally) vague language would allow companies like Google, Microsoft, Facebook and AT&T almost unrestricted spying and data gathering capabilities on their customers, information which could then be shared with the Department of Homeland Security without any judicial oversight, effectively circumventing all privacy safeguards….Read More

Related: CISPA Would Allow Cyber Monitoring And Sharing Between Internet Companies, Government

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CISPA Would Allow Cyber Monitoring And Sharing Between Internet Companies, Government

 

From the “This is why we can’t have nice things” file, no sooner was the internet done doing it victory dance over defeating SOPA and PIPA than along comes CISPA, or the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act.

CISPA would allow companies to monitor user’s private data, including emails, if it suspected a cyber threat, and share that info with other companies or the government. The Act creates a worrisome transfer authority between the Department of Homeland Security and major internet companies, like Google and Facebook, that would effectively circumvent all currently existing privacy safeguards…Read More

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