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[ISN] NSA revelations throw wrench into lawmakers' cybersecurity push
By Brendan Sasso
Revelations about the National Security Agency's domestic surveillance
programs could make it more difficult for Congress to pass cybersecurity
Civil liberties groups have long argued that the House's cybersecurity
bill, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), could
allow vast batches of private online information to fall into the hands of
The House passed CISPA earlier this year, but the Senate is still in
preliminary talks about its own cybersecurity legislation.
News that the NSA has been collecting records on virtually all U.S. phone
calls and monitoring certain Internet users through a program called PRISM
have brought privacy fears to the front burner in recent weeks.
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