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    CISPA killed by the Senate

    A lot is coming out of the tech world this week, and one of the major developments is that the Senate will almost certainly kill a controversial cybersecurity bill recently passed by the House. Senators are understood to be drafting separate bills that will maintain the information sharing provisions asked for in CISPA - the recently House-approved Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act - while supposedly preserving civil liberties and privacy rights. Carl Franzen, a reporter from The Verge, joins us for more.


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    Re: CISPA killed by the Senate

    I'm scared!!! We need the government to protect us from hackers and terrorists! And cyber-terrorists!

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    Re: CISPA killed by the Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Quik View Post
    I'm scared!!! We need the government to protect us from hackers and terrorists! And cyber-terrorists!
    If the government protects us from hackers as well as it protected the Boston victims from bombers, well.....

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    Re: CISPA killed by the Senate

    Here's another article on the same subject:

    CISPA 'Dead For Now': 'Privacy Killer' Bill Hits A Wall In The Senate
    Military & Defense|Chris C Anderson
    The controversial Cyber Information Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) is likely to die in the Senate, according to US News. The bill, which has stirred up internet privacy watchdogs and sites like Reddit, followed closely in the footsteps of the last unsuccessfully proposed privacy bills,...
    Read more @ CISPA Hits A Brick Wall In The Senate, - Business Insider

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