Mozilla: We Believe In Making Internet Secure But CISPA Infringes On Our Privacy

Posted on May 2 2012 - 4:39am by Editorial Staff

While the US House of Representatives had recently passed the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA (HR 3523) by a vote of 248 to 168. The bill would give government and military intelligence agencies the ability to inspect private data without the use of warrants. Supporters for the bill include Google, Facebook, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, Symantec, AT&T and Verizon. Although the Microsoft even released a statement on Monday reaffirming its support for a controversial cybersecurity bill that cleared the House last week.

However, Mozilla telling Forbes in a statement that it believes in making internet more secure but CISPA has above the beyond internet security reach that infringes its own privacy. The statement said: “While we wholeheartedly support a more secure Internet, CISPA has a broad and alarming reach that goes far beyond Internet security. The bill infringes on our privacy, includes vague definitions of cybersecurity, and grants immunities to companies and government that are too broad around information misuse. We hope the Senate takes the time to fully and openly consider these issues with stakeholder input before moving forward with this legislation.”

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