All five amendments, which would have restrained law enforcement from abusing the bill's powers as well as made corporations more accountable for their roles in protecting consumer information, have failed.

    The bill itself passed the Senate with a 74 - 21 vote


    CISA's vague definitions, broad legal immunity, and new spying powers allow for a tremendous amount of unnecessary damage to users' privacy, and it’s highly unlikely that the public will learn about it

There was a time when a 'spying bill' meant international espionage, not the US Government targetting its own people.


To be clear, the bill isn't law yet. It has to pass the House, then the President. But with a Republican-controlled House and a President who continues to authorise existing mass surveillance, it has a pretty good chance.

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