By The Free Thought Project (RT) — Under the cover of a late-night session of Congress, House Speaker Paul Ryan announced a new version of the “omnibus” federal government funding bill that includes a version of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, outraging privacy advocates.
The new version combines three bills, two passed by the House, and one – the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) – that had already passed the Senate by a vote of 74 to 21.
Congress strips out privacy protections from CISA ‘security’ bill https://t.co/2br8Tw0ENr
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A long-standing critic of government overreach in surveillance, Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon), who voted …read more