October 26, 2015

Silicon Valley's Opposition to Cybersecurity Bill Mounts as US Senate Prepares to Vote

A controversial bill that aims to thwart hacking highlights sometimes warring tensions between the need for security and the desire for privacy. 

Which matters more to you: curbing the onslaught of daily cyberattacks against businesses and government or protecting your online privacy? That will be the crux of the debate Tuesday as the US Senate prepares to vote on the latest version of a controversial cybersecurity bill.

The aim of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) seems straightforward. The bill's backers say it will create a system that lets companies share evidence of hackers' footprints with one another and the US government, without the risk of being sued for breaking privacy protection or antitrust laws. CISA will make it easier for the government... 

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