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CISPAssed! Now With Added DHS!

•, McWilly
  This was more or less expected, despite best efforts by the online community and privacy advocates – there was little resistance in the House. And naturally, like all monsters in countless horror films, no great evil is ever defeated the first time ’round.

This version was “amended” to reflect concerns about privacy laws, but it was amended in the most absurd fashion imaginable. From the Electronic Frontier Foundation:

The amendment in question does not strike or amend the part of CISPA that actually deals with data flowing from companies to other entities, including the federal government. The bill still says that: “Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a self-protected entity may, for cybersecurity purposes…share such cyber threat information with any other entity, including the Federal Government.” The liability immunity provisions also remain.

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