April 12, 2012
Don't Worry: CISPA Isn't the Devil in Disguise
Derrick Harris, GigaOm
When it comes to outrage over the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011, or CISPA, don’t believe the hype (not all of it, at least). The Electronic Frontier Foundation and hacktivist group Anonymous might have overblown the potential ramifications of the bill, but that doesn’t mean it’s well-written. CISPA still needs work to clear up what, exactly, it allows for, but strong congressional and industry support might make it a lot harder to stop than was the Stop Online Piracy Act of 2011, or SOPA, that created an online firestorm earlier this year.
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