What Everyone Who Uses The Internet Needs To Know About CISPA

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Congress is on the cusp of passing a new bill that could threaten any internet user's civil liberties. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, a digital equivalent of allowing the government to fight perceived threats by monitoring which books citizens check out from the library, passed the House yesterday and will now be taken up by the Senate. Online advocates, fresh off their victory against the Stop Online Piracy Act, are now gearing up to oppose CISPA because of the disastrous effect the bill could have for private information on the internet. The bill's opponents argue that it goes too far in the name of cybersecurity, endangering citizens' personal online information by giving the government access to anything from users' private emails to their browsing history. As the fight in the Senate begins, here is everything you need to know about CISPA.

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