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The House on Thursday approved cybersecurity legislation that privacy groups have decried as a threat to civil liberties.

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, sponsored by Reps. Mike Rogers (R-Michigan) and Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Maryland), passed on a vote of 248 to 168.

Its goal is a more secure internet, but privacy groups fear the measure breaches Americans’ privacy along the way. The White House had weighed in on Wednesday, threatening a veto unless there were significant changes to increase consumer privacy. The bill was amended to provide more privacy protections, but it was not immediately clear whether the Senate or the White House would give the amended bill its blessing.

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Wow that sux...
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Hasn't passed the Senate yet nor has the White house approved it yet. Not that I have much hope, I mean who cares about the common people the only ones that matter are corporations. That's why SOPA got shot down but CISPA is going on strong.
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This will allow for any Gov. agency to request passwords for a website with out a warrant. Facebook, twitter, Etc.

Between this and NDAA, America has gone to rubbish...
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This will allow for any Gov. agency to request passwords for a website with out a warrant. Facebook, twitter, Etc.
Between this and NDAA, America has gone to rubbish...

Don't forget about the NSA's semi-secret listening rooms in major telecoms! Warrant-less wiretapping FTL! worriedsmiley.gif
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No politics. We realize this is quite a big deal but we have our own rules for a reason and we expect everyone to follow them.

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