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Obama Meets CEOs, Receives Anti-CISPA Petition

CYBERSECURITY—U.S.

March 14, 2013

President Barack Obama met with more than a dozen CEOs Wednesday to get their support for cybersecurity legislation. The move comes after intelligence officials testified that cyberattacks now outpace terrorism as the top threat to national security, the Los Angeles Times reports. “What is absolutely true is that we have seen a steady ramping up of cybersecurity threats,” Obama said. Meanwhile, the president received a petition from a group of privacy advocates imploring him to stop the recently proposed Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). The group wrote, “CISPA’s information-sharing regime allows the transfer of vast amounts of data, including sensitive information like Internet records or the content of e-mails, to any agency in the government.”
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