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CISPA passes the House of Representatives with a 248 to 168 vote

CISPA passes the House of Representatives with a vote of 248 to 168.

By Trace Hagan on Apr 26, 2012 at 06:15 pm CDT - 0 mins, 54 secs reading time

CISPA, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, has just passed the House by a vote of 248 to 168. This is not good news, at least in my opinion. The vote ran largely along partisan lines, with the occasional switch. The bill has passed with several amendments that it collected along its way to the vote today.

CISPA passes the House of Representatives with a 248 to 168 vote | TweakTown.com

The future of the bill isn't certain law, at least not yet. First the bill has to make it through the Senate, which is controlled by the opposite party of the House. Next, the bill would go before President Obama who yesterday made a veto threat of the Act, due to unhappiness with its potential lack of privacy controls.

Many citizens are concerned about the broad language contained within the bill which would allow the government to use the mandates and powers contained within in ways that would be antithetical to privacy and could be too intrusive. As a US citizen, I join with the people who fear the bill and I will be watching the progress closely. Stay tuned for more.

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Trace is a starving college student studying Computer Science. He has a love of the English language and an addiction for new technology and speculation. When he's not writing, studying, or going to class, he can be found on the soccer pitch, both playing and coaching, or on the mountain snowboarding.

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