Brian Fung

Brian Fung is an associate editor at The Atlantic. He was previously a contributor to The Washington Post's technology and innovations channel, and has also written for Foreign Policy and Talking Points Memo, among others.

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Privacy hawks are in danger of fighting the same battle over Internet legislation fought in January.

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Privacy activists are taking aim at Congress’ latest attempt to legislate the Web this week—the Cybersecurity Information Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) being debated in the House today. So far, the measure’s sponsors have managed to fly beneath the radar, avoiding much of the attention that doomed two earlier attempts at Internet policing, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House and its Senate counterpart, the Protect IP Act (PIPA). But if CISPA’s opponents get their way, the lawmakers’ strategy of keeping quiet won’t work for much longer.