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User Privacy At Risk Once Again as CISPA Rises from Grave

Posted on the 24 October 2013 by Nrjperera @nrjperera


Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), the bill that aims to allow Internet companies to share user data with the U.S. government may be returning to threaten user privacy as reports surface regarding two senators who said to be working on updating the bill to send it in for congress review for the third time, in hopes of passing it .

According to a report from Mother Jones, Senator Dianne Feinstein (Democrat-Calif.) and Senator Saxby Chambliss (Republican-GA.) are working together to update the bill. Senator Dianne Feinstein has stated that the updated bill poses less privacy concerns as they have narrowed down the sharing requirements to only help protect against cyber attacks.

The government decided to kill CISPA over public panic after Edward Snowden’s leaks. Although since the NSA PRISM concerns are starting to dial down, the bill may get green lighted again to serve its’ purpose. If passed, this bill will legally allow the U.S. government to view all Internet traffic information, including user emails, social network data and more.

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