Senators ask Google and Facebook to Support Cybersecurity Act

Apparently determined to avoid the fate of prior cybersecurity bills (remember SOPA and PIPA?), Sens. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) have sent letters to the CEOs of more than a dozen tech companies, including Google, Facebook, Apple, Amazon; according to The Hill.

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The letters note that the latest version of the bill was drafted with input from the tech industry, and includes "voluntary provisions on critical infrastructure protection" and changes to the provisions that permit sharing of cyberthreat information between government and industry.

Complete List of Companies

According to the report, the letters were dated July 20, 2012, and were sent to the CEOs of the following companies:

  • Google
  • Facebook
  • Apple
  • Amazon
  • Xerox
  • EMC
  • Symantec
  • Comcast
  • Sprint
  • Verizon
  • AT&T
  • IBM
  • Yahoo
  • Intel
  • Dell
  • Microsoft
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Oracle
  • Cisco
  • LinkedIn
  • Silicon Valley Leadership Group (tech trade association)