Microsoft backs away from CISPA support, citing privacy | Security and Privacy - CNET News. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing And Protection Act (CISPA) is making its way through Congress. Microsoft, an early supporter, has apparently heeded recent privacy activist arguments that its language goes too far. In essence, it permits the Department of Homeland Security and Governmental agencies fighting cyberterrorism to share threat information with private companies. We walk a fine line when we task our Government agencies with protecting us from terrorism, when we try to write a bright line they cannot cross without invading individual freedom. However, the language is very broad, and very vague, and, well problematic. This is a task for lawyers with a facility for language and a healthy respect for personal privacy. I don't want the job. Do you?