CISPA author Mike Rogers, a Republican, calls a proposed Democratic amendment "Big Brother on steroids."
week in review A controversial Internet surveillance bill cleared its first hurdle to becoming law this week.
The U.S. House of Representatives
, or CISPA, 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 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.
approved the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act
the NSA and Homeland Security additional surveillance authority was withdrawn, if signed into law, the bill is expected to usher in a new era of information sharing between companies and government agencies -- with limited oversight and privacy safeguards.
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