All over the U.S., states are passing legislation banning employers from asking for their employees’ social media login information. However, an amendment to the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA, which Facebook no longer supports) shunning this practice was shot down by the U.S. House of Representatives.
Facebook is no longer a fan of a controversial bill that would drastically change cybersecurity. According to CNET, the social network pulled its support of H.R. 624, better known as the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. Opponents of the bill, which would give online entities the option to share data with the U.S. government, claim that it would destroy online privacy.
Facebook filed its first quarter lobbying reports with the U.S. Senate today and the numbers indicate that the social site is on pace for another record year, spending $650,000 so far in 2012.
As Internet activists in the U.S. take their fight against a major cybersecurity bill known as Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act online, the inventor of the web, Tim Berners-Lee is voicing his protests to a similar proposal in the U.K., calling upon Facebook users to yank their personal data from the networking site.
Facebook is one of 100 companies supporting the bipartisan Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, which tackles bad-guy style hacking by granting access to private data to the government, private security agencies and even other companies.