The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) just passed the House, and will now head to the upper Senate chamber for further deliberation. CISPA will allow private sector firms to search personal and sensitive user data of ordinary U.S. residents to identify "threat information," which can then be shared with other opt-in firms and the U.S. government -- without the need for a court-ordered warrant. The bill passed 288-127 with Republicans voting 196-29 and Democrats voting 92-98. "[T]his seems like a pretty bi-partisan decision to shaft the American public on their privacy rights," writes Mike Masnick of Techdirt. "If you want to protect your privacy, it's time to focus on the Senate, and make sure they know not to pass a privacy-destroying bill like CISPA."