I try to cover important privacy-related news, but sometimes I hesitate to post or link to something. This is one of those times, as the story is based on “sources” without any indication as to how reliable these sources might be. So without any claims of accuracy, here we go….
Cory Doctorow writes:
Tiffiny from Fight for the Future writes, “New information has surfaced about Facebook’s position on S. 754, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA). Sources on the Hill tell us that Facebook lobbyists are welcoming CISA behind closed doors, even though Facebook has been lauded as opposing the bill after CCIA, an industry association they are a member of, came out against it.. CISA would give companies like Facebook legal immunity for violating privacy laws as long as they share information with the government. It’s supposed to be for cybersecurity, but in reality companies would be encouraged to share information beyond cyber threat data and the information could be used for prosecuting all kinds of activities.”
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