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Senate Passes Controversial CISA Cyber Security Bill

The bill must now be reconciled with a similar measure passed by the House.

The Verge

By a 74-21 vote, the Senate voted Tuesday to pass the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, or CISA, a bill that privacy advocates have long argued will quietly give the government invasive spying powers. The House has already passed similar legislation, and the two versions will now enter a conference committee, to be reconciled before being sent to President Obama.

A series of amendments for the bill were introduced Tuesday that would have altered some of the most controversial parts, but those were ultimately voted down.

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