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The U.S. House of Representatives passed a new version of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) today, but the new version of the bill may still die in the U.S. Senate.
TechNet, a lobbying firm representing Microsoft, Google, Yahoo and more, have sent a letter to Congress in support of the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act.
Microsoft praises new efforts by the US government to improve cyber security but offers little in the way of guidance considering its opinion of the revised CISPA bill.
The fight for internet freedom could be getting a little bit more defined; one group has created the Declaration of Internet Freedom, a bare-bones summary of their idea of 'digital rights.'
Microsoft seems to be distancing itself from its earlier support of CISPA, stating now that any such bill must allow "us to honor the privacy and security promises we make to our customers."
CISPA, the bill hailed as 'the new SOPA,' passed through Congress by a healthy margin, despite cries from privacy advocates, and the Obama administration's threats to veto the bill.
The Obama Administration has threatened that the current version of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) if it is presented to President Barack Obama in its current form.
The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, is coming up for a vote in the US House of Representatives this week despite protests that the bill could lead to online privacy problems.
A new piece of legislation is causing an uproar among privacy advocates regarding the bill, which encourages ISPs to share information regarding cybersecurity threats and piracy with the government.