Senate Passes Cybersecurity Bill Over Tech Objections

October 28, 2015

The US Senate Tuesday passed cyber-security legislation aimed at facilitating sharing of attack threats, a measure backed by the US administration but opposed by many tech giants and privacy activists.

The 74-21 vote sends the measure to the House of Representatives, which earlier this year approved a similar bill.

Backers said the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act would make it easier to share information between the government and private sector on cyber threats, but critics said it opened the door to greater surveillance.

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