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Almost 800 Major Companies support CISPA Bill

Anonymous Coward writes | more than 2 years ago

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An anonymous reader writes "World Real News has compiled an alphabetic list of 796 companies that support the CISPA cyber-intelligence sharing bill currently waiting in the senate. A cursory glance at the list of supporters reveals that almost everybody who is anybody in the corporate world is behind CISPA, from IBM, Intel and AMD, to Microsoft, Apple, Adobe and Facebook, to Exxon, Ford, Fujitsu, Goldman Sachs, General Electric and NTT Docomo. The picture that emerges from studying this list is almost tragic: While most grassroots internet users want to see this bill killed, because it would seriously encroach on everybody's right to internet privacy, just about every major corporation in the world seems to want to see CISPA pass, and backs it openly. It seems that the "war for the internet" may have turned into a "war between ordinary internet users, and large corporations/multinationals". Who will win this war at the end of the day is anybody's guess, but the list of corporate CISPA supporters sure is impressively long."
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Microsoft (1)

TheGift73 (2427520) | more than 2 years ago | (#39904557)

I know that it states in the summary for the article that Microsoft are supporting the bill, but they actually have withdrawn their backing from CISPA as it stands. http://news.cnet.com/8301-33062_3-57423580/microsoft-backs-away-from-cispa-support-citing-privacy/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=title [cnet.com] I do see that the authors of the bill still seem to have MS as a supporter though, as they still list them and their original letter of support on their website. http://intelligence.house.gov/hr-3523-letters-support [house.gov] As for the source of this article, they have not listed Microsoft as a supporter, which is correct as current.
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