Massive year-end spending bill includes cybersecurity act

FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2105 file photo, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee speaks to the media on Capitol Hill in Washington. The massive year-end spending measure includes a bill encouraging companies to share cyber threat information with the government. Schiff urged lawmakers to support the bill and said it was a major improvement over the bill put forward last session, which he opposed because of what he said were its lack of privacy protections. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A massive year-end spending measure moving through Congress includes a provision that will encourage companies to share cyber threat information with the government while providing them with liability protections for not acting on information received.

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