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Facebook Withdraws CISPA Support

CYBERSECURITY—U.S.

March 15, 2013

CNET News reports that Facebook no longer supports the recently reintroduced Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). The company had previously supported the legislation, but now does not appear on the current list of supporters on the U.S. House Intelligence Committee’s website, the report states. A Facebook spokeswoman said, “We are encouraged by the continued attention of Congress to this important issue, and we look forward to working with both the House and the Senate to find a legislative balance that promotes government sharing of cyberthreat information with the private sector while also ensuring the privacy of our users.” The ACLU’s Michelle Richardson said she hopes Facebook’s stance “evolves into flat-out opposition if CISPA isn’t fundamentally rewritten to protect privacy.”
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