Mozilla Raises CISPA Privacy Concerns
The company says the legislation 'has a broad and alarming reach that goes far beyond Internet security.'
Mozilla recently voiced its opposition to CISPA by sending the following statement to Forbes' Andy Greenberg: "While we wholeheartedly support a more secure Internet, CISPA has a broad and alarming reach that goes far beyond Internet security. The bill infringes on our privacy, includes vague definitions of cybersecurity, and grants immunities to companies and government that are too broad around information misuse. We hope the Senate takes the time to fully and openly consider these issues with stakeholder input before moving forward with this legislation."
"Mozilla is the first major tech company to unreservedly speak out against the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA," writes CNET News' Dara Kerr. "The day after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bill in a 248-168 vote, Microsoft said that its support was abating and any new law must allow 'us to honor the privacy and security promises we make to our customers.' However, it still hasn't withdrawn support for the legislation."
"Numerous technology companies -- such as Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, IBM, Intel and Oracle -- have voiced their support for the bill," writes BGR's Dan Graziano.
"Mozilla’s complaints echo those of the most ardent CISPA critics around, groups like the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)," writes Digital Trends' Andrew Couts. "In fact, it is even more critical than that of the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT), which believes CISPA is at least headed in the right direction, even if it is still fundamentally flawed."