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If the NSA scandal, which exposed the US government for spying on its citizens, wasn't enough, media sources trying to pin down the big scoop couldn't get the story straight. Details, details.
The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act would allow private-sector firms to search personal and sensitive user data of ordinary U.S. residents to identify "threat information", which can then be shared with other opt-in firms and the U.S. government — without the need for a court-ordered warrant.
Described as "misguided" and "fatally flawed" by the two largest US privacy groups, CISPA is considered a threat to the online privacy of ordinary US residents.
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