Apple and Dropbox say they don’t support a key cybersecurity bill, days before a crucial vote

The Washington Post:

Apple and Dropbox said Tuesday that they do not support a controversial cybersecurity bill that, according to critics, would give the government sweeping new powers to spy on Americans in the name of protecting them from hackers.

The announcement by the two companies comes days before the Senate expects to vote on the legislation, known as the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, or CISA.

“We don’t support the current CISA proposal,” Apple said in a statement. “The trust of our customers means everything to us and we don’t believe security should come at the expense of their privacy.”

This is and will continue to be an ongoing battle. It’s great to see companies like Apple, Dropbox and others drawing a line in the sand and pushing back on the government’s attempts to access our private information.