House Fast-Tracks, Approves CISPA

(multimedia) The House of Representatives was supposed to vote on the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act on Friday. But the vote got bumped to Thursday, and lawmakers passed the bill 248-168.

Techdirt reports CISPA passed with new amendments that increase the applicable scope of the bill: investigation and prosecution of cybersecurity crime, protection of individuals and protection of children.

This comes on top of CISPA’s existing leeway to sift through online content. CNET explains.

“Some say its powers are too broad, giving the government the ability to snoop through medical records, private emails, online financial documents — all without a warrant or limits.”

 

Newsy has the full transcript

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