Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Thursday April 26, 2012

House Approves CISPA Despite Last-Minute Push By Opponents

The U.S. House of Representatives approved CISPA by a vote of 248 to 168. frown

By a vote of 248 to 168, a bipartisan majority approved the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or 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. CISPA would "waive every single privacy law ever enacted in the name of cybersecurity," said Jared Polis, a Colorado Democrat, during today's marathon floor debate. "Allowing the military and NSA to spy on Americans on American soil goes against every principle this country was founded on."