Welcome to this morning’s edition of ‘First To Know,’ a series in which we keep you in the know on what’s happening in the digital world. Today, we’re looking at three particularly interesting stories.
CISPA Cybersecurity Bill Passes House
The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) passed the House of Representatives on a 248-168 vote late Thursday afternoon. CISPA’s goal is to allow private companies to share information about cybersecurity threats with one another and the federal government, but critics say it might result in serious breaches of Internet users’ privacy.
BlackBerry 10 Phone Rumored for October
The first BlackBerry 10 smartphone might hit the stores as early as October 2012. Citing multiple unnamed sources, Laptop Magazine reports RIM plans to announce the device by mid-August. Details about the device are very scarce — it might be a slider with a touch screen and a QWERTY keypad, but nothing is confirmed at this point.
Space Shuttle Enterprise Is Coming to the Big Apple
NASA’s prototype shuttle orbiter Enterprise is flying to NYC today. The Enterprise has been on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum since 2003; its new location will be Manhattan’s Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
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