The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, known as CISA, could make it easier for the government to abuse citizens' civil liberties, opponents say.
A controversial bill that aims to thwart hacking highlights the tension between the need for security and the desire for privacy.
An earlier version of this story misidentified the state Sen. Jay Rockefeller represents. He represents West Virginia.
A Senate committee chairman said the cybersecurity bill passed by the House is "important," but its privacy protections are "insufficient." A new report suggests separate bills will be drafted.
The late Aaron Swartz said in an interview for the documentary film, set to be completed late this year, that he was more worried about the U.S. government than about teenage hackers in basements.
The odds of a Democrat-controlled Senate approving legislation opposed by President Obama are slim, but today's vote could increase pressure for some sort of legislation this year.
Amendment was shot down that would have required warrants before police could peruse shared information for any evidence of hundreds of different crimes.
Proposed amendment to CISPA says Internet companies' promises to protect customer privacy were legally enforceable. But then Republicans vote it down.
White House veto threat says CISPA does not protect Americans' privacy adequately, raising the chances that the bill is doomed this year.
Tech trade group whose members include Eric Schmidt and Marissa Mayer sends letter to House Intelligence panel commending its work on the controversial bill and expressing interest in added privacy protections.