US House passes CISPA bill

US President Barack Obama has threatened a veto.

The bill would allow the government to access web users' private data on suspicion of a cyber threat.

The bill also allows easier information-sharing between security agencies and private web firms.

The bill passed with 248 votes in favor and 168 against.

US firms backing the bill include Facebook, AT&T, Intel and Microsoft.

Is CISPA a threat to privacy rights ?

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