White House responds to petition against CISPA, calls for new bill that ‘protects privacy’

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The White House has finally responded to a petition on its website signed by over 100,000 web users protesting the controversial cybersecurity bill CISPA, which was passed by the House of Representatives earlier this month. In its response to the petition, the White House comes out more forcefully against the bill, saying “this legislation still doesn’t adequately address our fundamental concerns” about privacy, and pointing back to the veto threat issued by President Obama’s office two weeks ago. However, the White House says that it still wants to see a new cyber security bill passed soon that allows companies and the government to share information about suspected “cyber threats.” As the response issued today says, “moving forward,…

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