US Cybersecurity Act of 2012 (S 3414) Defeated in Senate Vote

2 August 2012:  The Electronic Frontiers Foundation reports that the US Senate defeated the Cybersecurity Act of 2012, a bill that would have given companies new rights to monitor private communications and pass that data to the government.  The bill sponsors were 8 votes short of the 60 votes necessary to end debate on the bill (vote breakdown here).

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