Senate Passes Controversial CISA Cybersecurity Bill

The U.S. Senate has passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) by a vote of 74-21, despite vociferous objections from civil liberties groups who say the bill will afford the government even more powers to collect the private online data of ordinary citizens.

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Op-Ed: Texas Can Lead the Way Protecting Digital Privacy Rights

Today, if law enforcement wants to read our physical mail or search our safe deposit box, they need a search warrant. This fundamental right to privacy is established in the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. But currently, national and international privacy protection is not adequately applied to email and data stored on cloud computing servers. This needs to change—and a solution is at hand, if Congress will only move forward.

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