Friday, April 24, 2015

‘Stop Cyber Spying’ Tells Congress: Drop Cybersecurity Bills

EFF, Access, and a coalition of other digital rights organizations have launched a campaignopposing legislative attempts to make information sharing between companies and the government easier. The 5 bills—touted as cybersecurity bills—would provide legal avenues for Internet companies to share unprecedented amounts of data with the US government, often with few protections for private information that may be included in these data dumps. In 2012 and 2013, President Obama threatened to veto similar cybersecurity proposals. However, this year the Administration has made no such promise. The coalition site includes apetition to Obama urging him to issue a veto threat as well as a tool that lets concerned citizens tweet at their members of Congress, urging them to oppose these bills. 


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