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US House passes Internet Security Bill
美眾院通過網際網路安全法

A security officer answers a call at the reception counter of Google’s office in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad on Feb.6.
這張二月六日攝於印度南部城市海德拉巴的照片,是一位保全人員在Google公司的接待櫃台接聽電話。

Photo: Reuters
照片:路透

The US House of Representatives has approved a bill aimed at securing the nation’s computer networks from cyber attackers, but opposed by the Obama administration because of privacy concerns.

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, which passed on April 26 by a vote of 248-168, allows private companies to voluntarily share data about potential threats or attacks on their networks with US government intelligence agencies.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, the bill’s chief sponsor, says the measure will protect the nation’s intellectual property and infrastructure from countries like China and Russia, as well as criminals and terrorists.

But President Barack Obama has threatened to veto the bill because it does not adequately guard American citizens’ personal information, a position echoed by civil liberties advocates.

Obama is supporting a bill in the Senate that would place the Department of Homeland Security in charge of overseeing domestic cybersecurity, with the authority to set security standards.

(Liberty Times)

美國國會眾議院通過了一項以保護美國電腦網路免遭攻擊為目的的法案。但歐巴馬政府基於隱私顧慮,反對該法案。

四月二十六日(以兩百四十八票贊成、一百六十八票反對)獲得通過的「網路情報共享和保護法案」將允許民營公司自願將可能對它們網路構成威脅或發動攻擊的數據,與美國政府情報部門分享。

該法案主要發起人、眾議院情報委員會主席羅傑斯表示,法案將保護美國的智慧財產權和基礎設施免遭中國和俄羅斯這樣的國家,以及犯罪份子和恐怖份子的攻擊。

但歐巴馬總統揚言將否決這項法案,原因是該法案未能充分保護美國公民的個人資訊。民權自由倡議者也呼應這一立場。

歐巴馬支持參議院的一項法案,即讓國土安全部負責美國國內的網路安全,並有權制定網路安全標準。

(自由時報/翻譯:陳成良)

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. aim at v. phr.

以…為目的 (yi3 … wei2 mu4 di4)

例: This course is aimed at improving participants’ spoken English skills through games and communication activities.

(這項課程的目的是透過遊戲與溝通活動來增進參與者的口說英語技巧。)

2. infrastructure n.

基礎建設 (ji1 chu3 jian4 she4)

例: Railways, power stations, and water supply are all part of a country’s infrastructure.

(鐵路、電廠、輸水系統是一個國家的基礎建設。)

3. in charge of prep. phr.

負責 (fu4 ze2)

例: Who is in charge of this restaurant?

(這間餐廳是由誰負責呢?)


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