By amalia deloney, Center for Media Justice (cross posted from www.centerformediajustice.org)
CISPA–as it’s more commonly called–is designed to make it easier for companies (Facebook, Google & Microsoft, for example) and the U.S. government to communicate about cybersecurity threats.
CISPA was designed to provide a greater degree of information sharing between the federal government and private companies so that information about “potential threats” or “hacking efforts” can be shared widely.
Cartoon from the 1800s. Image: Library of Congress