Last week, the internet cyber security bill known as CISPA was passed by the house. A handful of web sites went black earlier this week in protest. Today, the Senate (under threat of a veto from president Obama) killed the measure in committee.
The bill was opposed by good-guys like the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the ACLU. EFF lawyer Kurt Opsahl said, “This bill sacrifices online privacy while failing to take common-sense steps to improve security.” The measure was supported by internet heavy-weights like Microsoft, Facebook and Apple; presumably because the bill, “would grant companies that share information related to online threats broad immunity from liability.”
Today is a good day for CISPA to die.