Thursday, October 22, 2015

Apple, Dropbox, Google and Facebook oppose CISA cybersecurity bill

Tech giants Apple, Dropbox, Twitter, Google, Wikimedia Foundation and Facebook have all opposed a controversial cybersecurity bill known as the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), which they say will give the US government sweeping new powers to spy on Americans.

The US Senate is due to vote on CISA this week, which purports to protect Americans from hackers and aims to use the companies to gather data.

According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the bill will grant companies more power to obtain threat information and allow them to disclose that data to the government without a warrant.

This includes sending data to the National Security Agency.

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