Mozilla takes stance on CISPA. Google, not so much
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. - Statement from Mozilla
So far, as we've posted earlier, many tech firms and "big business" have supported CISPA in on way or another. Even Microsoft, who has been reported as backing off with their support, has clarified that their support remains "unchanged". +Google, even though they have quietly lobbied and supported #CISPA , seems to be the only major company to not officially take a position. Through a spokesman, Google says "“We think this is an important issue and we’re watching the process closely but we haven’t taken a formal position on any specific legislation.”

We're closely watching the process as well...

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We need more prominent organizations to stand up for us.
 
Why does anyone think we need better cybersecurity? I'm still not clear on that. (edit) Or, more specifically, why does anyone think cybersecurity can be improved through legislation?
 
Gonna try to use Firefox today now.
 
Why would Google take a stance? They want all your info.
 
Cybersecurity can be improved by technology and the proper application thereof. This is a surveillance bill and has nothing to do with cybersecurity. They're using FUD to advance a surveillance agenda for Big Content.
 
+Jason Fuerstenberg yes. But they have it already and they don't need to share it with anyone - not even with government.
 
At least Google hasn't SUPPORTED the bill, unlike one other large company. (Hint: It isn't Apple.)

Interestingly, none of the major anti-virus companies or other security companies have backed it either. Just some military companies, and a few big name software giants who's software is full of holes.
 
Ooh, that's interesting, +Robert Ruedisueli. Very damning indictment, right there. Just goes to prove it's a #surveillance bill and nothing to do with security.
 
Well the companies that stand to make money are companies that handle cyber-security through surveillance. If you read how it is written this becomes very obvious. The bill is written to expand their business.
 
Hell, yes! When I read the text, that's exactly what I thought.
 
The profit motive, enforced by law, will doom us all. :-/
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