The CISPA cybersecurity bill is back, and it passed the US House this morning. Now it will go on to the Senate and possibly the White House. The bill gives the government the authority to collect private computer and internet data without a warrant as a tool to fight cyberattacks and espionage, but most people are rightfully wary of letting the government snoop through our digital lives without warning or a warrant.
The controversial cybersecurity bill, CISPA, passed easily in the US House of Representatives yesterday and now it’s on to the Senate. The vote passed mainly along Republican party lines and even if it passes the Senate, President Obama has said he will veto the legislation.