CISPA Billed Shot Down in The Senate; For Now
I'm just going to take an excerpt from the article, written by Zack Whittaker:
The Cyber Information Sharing and Protection Act, commonly known as CISPA, permits private sector companies — including technology firms such as Facebook, Twitter, Google and Microsoft, among others — to pass "cyber threat" data, including personal user data, to the U.S. government.
This means a company like Facebook, Twitter, Google, or any other technology or telecoms company, including your cell service provider, would be legally able to hand over vast amounts of data to the U.S. government and its law enforcement — for whatever purpose it deems necessary — and face no legal reprisals.
Civil liberties groups have called CISPA a "privacy killer" and "dangerously vague," and warned that it may be in breach of the Fourth Amendment.
Yeah, not good. Big Brother is using every means in their power to make this country a "nanny state," even more than it already is. SMH. No bueno.