May 2, 2012 Leave a comment
Good for Mozilla, I knew I liked something about them besides their open source software. Hattip to: http://boudicabpi.wordpress.com/2012/05/02/12832/
Mozilla is first Silicon Valley entity to denounce bill
by Paul Joseph Watson
Tech giant Mozilla has publicly slammed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) which passed the House last week, labeling the legislation an “alarming” threat to privacy.
“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,” Mozilla, which is best known for its Firefox browser, said in a statement.
The statement is important because it marks the first time any Silicon Valley entity has denounced CISPA, with an array of powerful companies lining up in…
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