White House Says It Will Veto Controversial Cybersecurity Bill

The White House Office of Management and Budget issued a statement on Wednesday warning Congress that the administration would veto the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, known to most as CISPA. The bill, which the House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on this week, has been blasted by privacy rights groups and internet activists as a threat to online privacy. Yesterday, administration official Alec Ross revealed that the White House opposed the bill, but stopped short of any talk of a veto.