Netflix Could Be Classified As a ‘Cybersecurity Threat’ Under New CISPA Rules

“A ‘threat,’ according to [Cybersecurity Information Protection Act of 2014], is anything that makes information unavailable or less available. So, high-bandwidth uses of some types of information make other types of information that go along the same pipe less available,” Greg Nojeim, a lawyer with the Center for Democracy and Technology, told me. “A company could, as a cybersecurity countermeasure, slow down Netflix in order to make other data going across its pipes more available to users.” – Jason Koebler, MOTHERBOARD