[RussiaToday] CISPA, stripped of privacy protections, heads for House vote

A controversial cybersecurity bill is one step closer to being added to the law books following a closed-door meeting between members of Congress on Wednesday. [...]

Now if the bill makes it all the way to the desk of US President Barack Obama, Americans will likely be subjected to having the personal information they provide to online businesses shared with the government’s top-secret spy agencies. [...]

CISPA is being opposed by the EFF, the American Civil Liberties Union and a number of other advocacy groups determined to keep any government from getting too much control of the Internet. Facebook and Microsoft both originally supported the bill but have since changed their stance, and on Wednesday a co-founder of the website Reddit published a passionate anti-CISPA video plea that quickly went viral. [...]