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Oh Oh! The House Passes CISPA Under The Cover Of The Night, Obama Opposes

Oh Oh! The House Passes CISPA Under The Cover Of The Night, Obama Opposes

Last night after hours ignoring a White House veto threat, the House decided to vote on CISPA, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act which has been widely criticized for privacy rights violations because the government and private companies can monitor your private information (emails for example) and pass that information to government agencies completely bypassing Internet privacy laws with little to no probably cause needed.

The vote Thursday was 248-168, with 42 Democrats joining 206 Republicans in backing the measure.

Congressional leaders are determined to get a cybersecurity bill completed this election year but that may be difficult. The Obama administration and several leading Senate Democrats and Republicans want a bill that would give the Homeland Security Department the primary role in overseeing domestic cybersecurity and the authority to set security standards. The House bill would impose no new regulations on businesses, an imperative for Republicans.


 

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