Facebook to Provide Users' Private Info to Government in Exchange for Legal Immunity

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Tue, Oct 27th, 2015 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

According to YouBetrayedUs.org, Facebook has been working behind the scenes to obtain legal immunity for giving users' private data to government as part of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 (CISA). Here is everything you need to know about the controversial bill. Among some of the concerns, CISA would allow the US to arrest foreign nationals "even if the crimes they commit are against other foreigners," and are being committed in a foreign country.

Proponents argue CISA is needed because most of the U.S. network infrastructure, and most of the sensitive information stored on computer servers, lies in private hands. Hence, the companies that own those networks and servers should be able to freely share threat information, and that the federal government should be involved because it can coordinate threat response across the Internet.

Opponents counter that CISA gives too much immunity to corporations, does not properly protect the private information of individuals, paves the way for misuse of personal data and could justify mass surveillance.

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