Apple, Google and Twitter among 22 tech companies opposing American Cisa bill

Twenty-two of the world’s top technology companies are firmly against the controversial Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (Cisa) now on the floor of the Senate, according to a new poll by internet activists Fight for the Future.The poll lists Apple, Google, Twitter and Wikipedia as opposing the legislation while Comcast, HP, Cisco and Verizon are among the 12 companies who back or have remained silent on the bill. Cisa is aimed at tightening online security but has been criticised as infringing on civil liberties and privacy. see:Tech Industry Trade Groups Are Coming Out Against CISA. We Need Individual Companies To Do The Same
As if “national security” weren’t enough, now Congress is trying to use “cybersecurity” as an excuse to chip away at our right to privacy — and it’s riding on the coattails of incidents like the Experian and OPM breaches. Once again for continuity, it bears repeating that the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) would not have stopped the recent high-profile security breaches.We’re not falling for it, and fortunately neither are industry trade groups Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA) and the Business Software Alliance (BSA).

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