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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Tech Giants Continue to Oppose CISA Bill

Tech Giants Continue to Oppose CISA Bill

Tech Giants Continue to Oppose CISA Bill

Added: Friday, October 23rd, 2015
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
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22 of the world’s major tech firms, including Apple, Google, Twitter and Wikipedia, are firmly against the controversial Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA). On the other hand, 12 firms back the legislation or have remained silent, including Comcast, HP, Cisco and Verizon. The bill is aimed at tightening Internet security and is being harshly criticized as infringing on civil liberties and privacy.


Few companies backing the bill have issued official statements in its favor, but many lobbied on its earlier version. Meanwhile, some of those companies, including Apple, Facebook and Google, now oppose it. For example, Apple issued a statement claiming that the company didn’t support “the current CISA proposal” and that security should not come at the expense of its customers’ privacy.

The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act would allow private industry to share user data with the US government, which, in its turn, would be compelled to share it across “relevant agencies”, such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the NSA. While its supporters have touted the law as entirely voluntary, other such “voluntary” programs turn out to mandate the kind of data reported and the frequency of the reports.

It should be noted that Microsoft, for example, is still in the midst of its legal battle with the Department of Justice over its demands for access to emails stored on a server in Ireland, and the company received official support, even from its rivals, who all argue that the case would have broad implications for the ability of the US companies to conduct business internationally.

Now Google, Facebook, Yahoo and other tech giants insist that while they support the idea of cyber security, the CISA’s prescribed mechanism for sharing of the threat data fails to protect users’ privacy or limit the permissible uses of data shared with the government.

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Date:  Friday, October 23rd, 2015

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posted by Trusted UploaderSite FriendET loverSupermanmen (2015-10-24 00:49:58)
analogkid6103 avatarNot good when when the devils advocates are against the plan. It must be truly awful.

posted by (2015-10-24 03:10:32)
No avatarIf you read the terms and conditions of allot of these tech firms they have the ability to remotely access your computer if the need arises. You will find they have allot of unfinished code in their software that with one update to finish the code,enable"s them complete access to your file system and the components and software your computer is running at that given time. Games like world of warcraft run a program when you log into their servers that allows them to scan your running exe files to make sure you are not running exploits to play god mode etc. Australia is keeping meta data for 2 years, but our feds and police still have to use the legal channels to have that data released to them. Giving a government blanket authority when it comes to access to civilians personal meta data, is against the purpose of a government, or even intelligence agency. Aside from the fact it may stop social catastrophes like terror attacks, the government and Cia etc, are only able to exist because society requires some form of governance to allow society the leeway it needs to continue to thrive and prosper. When these entities overstep the realm of their purpose, they are throwing oil onto a already burning flame. Once you create a system that people essentially fear to use, then they in-turn are committing the exact act of terror on their own people, (albeit in a minor form),they are trying to stop by getting access to this data. It is essentially a terror attack if these actions cause people to stop using or change how they create a meta data trail, due to the fear evolved because they may leak personal or vital information.

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