Cat Zakrzewski reports:
The House of Representatives today passed The Protecting Cyber Networks Act on a 307-116 bipartisan vote. The bill aims to remove legal barriers so that American companies can share threat information with one another to defend against hacks, such as those that have recently plagued Sony and Target.
The bills have broad support from the White House and industry groups, including some in tech.
Privacy advocates have criticized information sharing bills as surveillance bills by another name. They worry that sharing cyber threat information with the government will give surveillance agencies even more access to citizens’ personal information.
Read more on TechCrunch.
Why don’t we just swap out “controversial” in TechCrunch’s headline with “useless for the purpose and dangerous?” Yes, it makes the headline longer, but it’s accurate.
If you would like to see how your Representative voted today, here’s a link to the Roll Call. Sadly, my Representative voted for the bill. Gah….