Senate Passes CISA, Online Privacy at Stake Dylan Duarte October 27, 2015 News Our privacy is under attack again in the good ol’ U.S. of A., and we didn’t have a whole lot of warning. The Senate just voted 74 to 21 to pass the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, or CISA, which will now go to a conference committee where it will combine with similar legislation that the House has already passed before ultimately going before President Obama. The bill will allow and encourage companies to share information with the Department of Homeland Security (which will likely, in turn, share the information with other agencies). Like so many other laws, it’s being done in the name of keeping everyone safe, but rights groups are quick to point out that the specifics aren’t too specific and the general vagueness of the bill could potentially lead to the gathering and sharing of personal information that has no bearing on security. Edward Snowden took to Twitter to remark that “a vote for CISA is a vote against the Internet,” and I’m not going to argue with him. I’d be frustrated if I had any energy left in me for this crap. Here’s hoping President Obama will see the bill for the sham that it is and slap it down. Share This With The World!