CISPA Cybersecurity Bill Returns to Congress

Privacy still a serious problem


The Obama administration didn't mince words in 2012 when it threatened to veto what it saw as a horrible House cybersecurity bill — one that fell short on consumer privacy.

A year later, that bill is back, and the White House may be hedging its bets.

As a House vote draws near, the White House remains caught between large technology companies that support the measure, powerful privacy advocates who vocally oppose it and congressional leaders it can't afford to alienate if it seeks a cybersecurity deal in 2013.