As Senate rejects cyber bill, privacy trumps security concerns

"Taken together, those measures could amount to a new backdoor for government surveillance, according to some experts. The revelation earlier this month that the NSA monitors Americans’ Internet traffic in its hunt for foreign cybersecurity threats has only heightened those fears, according to Jennifer Granick of Stanford University’s Center for Internet and Society.

“Especially after the recent reports about how NSA is using vulnerability information to spy on the domestic Internet, this is not a time to be throwing privacy law away and be handing over greater surveillance powers and greater surveillance opportunities to the government,” she said.

“The United States federal government has not proved itself to be a friend or a competent player in the cybersecurity world, period.”"