BREAKING: House Approves CISPA!
A last-minute push by critics of a bill that would allow Internet companies to open their networks to the Feds didn’t work. The House approved CISPA by a 248-168 vote.
The U.S. House of Representatives today approved a controversial Internet surveillance bill, rejecting increasingly vocal arguments from critics that it would do more to endanger Americans’ privacy than aid cybersecurity.
By a vote of 248 to 168, a bipartisan majority approved the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, which would permit Internet companies to hand over confidential customer records and communications to the National Security Agency and other portions of the U.S. government.