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CISPA Passes House But Still May Die

CISPA – the controversial cybersecurity bill centered on information sharing, deemed to be vague and entirely broken when it comes to civil liberties, has cleared the House and now heads to the Senate.

However, as it has be before, it may die in the Senate due to the chance of a presidential veto.

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA, H.R. 624) passed the House on Thursday with a tally of 248-168. The final count is important, as it provided enough votes to pass the measure itself, but not enough to override a veto, which the White House has threatened.