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Written by Nick Heer.

CISA Moves Forward

Haven’t hard of CISA? It’s a shitty new bill working its way through the American legislature. Mike Masnick at Techdirt:

As we’ve discussed at length, while CISA is positioned as just a “voluntary” cybersecurity information sharing bill, it’s really none of those things. It’s not voluntary and it’s not really about cybersecurity. Instead, it’s a surveillance bill, that effectively gives the NSA greater access to information from companies in order to do deeper snooping through its upstream collection points.

This isn’t partisan; the ‘yay’ votes are a healthy mix of both major American parties. This is a really crappy bill that needs to be scrapped.