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'Facade' Anti-Hacking Amendment Fails in Senate


'Facade' Anti-Hacking Amendment Fails in Senate

Nadia Prupis, staff writer

The U.S. Senate on Thursday quietly blocked Republicans from adding the controversial anti-hacking measure known as the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 (CISA) to the defense bill currently under consideration by Congress.

CISA's fate is now unclear. The bill, which would grant intelligence agencies additional access to consumers' private data, was introduced by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), but fell four votes short of the necessary 60 to move forward in that way.


Automatic NSA access to personal information shared with a governmental entity

Yeah because you know, hackers typically are going to divulge their intentions and methods at the IRS, Social Security Administration, USPS, et al.

Legitimate anti-hacking legislation would start with abolishing the NSA.