One of the provisions attached to the $1.1 trillion spending bill allows companies to share their customers' data with other companies and the government. Backers of the measure say it will help fight cyber attacks. But privacy advocates argue it will give the government easy access to Americans' personal information and does little to stop cyber crimes.
President Obama visited the National Counterterrorism Center Thursday for a pre-holiday briefing on security precautions. It was another high-profile opportunity for the president to try to reassure Americans after attacks in Paris and San Bernardino that his administration is taking the threat of terrorism seriously.
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