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Lawmakers Edit CISPA Language Ahead of Protests

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The CISPA bill has been amended and edited by lawmakers in response to negative sentiment online and threat of protests. The Cybersecurity Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act ([URL="http://www.scribd.com/doc/89379947/Discussion-Draft-Hr-3523#source:facebook"]CISPA[/URL]) language was narrowed to try to avoid confusion and stay out of the Internet protest hot seat like SOPA. The CISPA lawmakers have said that [URL="http://mashable.com/2012/04/11/cispa-cybersecurity-bill-authors-this-isnt-sopa/"]this bill is not SOPA[/URL], but it has still fallen under fire for ambiguous wording that could be wrongly interpreted and is opposed by groups such as the ACLU and already getting negative attention from many technology groups and companies. Opponents of the legislation understand the need for cyber security, however they are fearful that the act still lacks definition and is too vague, leaving it open for misinterpretation once passed. Not everyone is against the new CISPA act, [URL="http://mashable.com/2012/04/16/facebook-supports-cispa/"]Facebook[/URL] is drawing attention for its support of the legislation.

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