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US Senate approves CISA cyber-spy-law, axes privacy safeguards

Data collection takes on a whole new dimension

     
9:29 pm on Oct 28, 2015 (gmt 0)

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"This landmark bill finally better secures Americans' private information from foreign hackers," said Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), one of the bill's sponsors.

"This legislation gives the government and US companies new voluntary collaborative tools so that they can work together against hackers that have been all too successful at stealing the personal information of millions of Americans for years."

The bill encourages tech giants and other companies to disregard existing privacy agreements and share citizens' personal information with the federal government in exchange for immunity from prosecution by angry customers.

[theregister.co.uk...]
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10:43 pm on Oct 28, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Fortunately this bill still has a few more steps before it becomes law. It will likely be changed in the process, but that's not necessarily a good thing either. Hopefully the American people will put some pressure on their representatives to heavily amend, or better yet dispose of this.

I'm still scratching my head as to why all of these Senators thought the opinions of many major tech companies in opposition to this bill were something to ignore.
12:21 am on Oct 29, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Follow the money. (sigh)