“A vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on a controversial bill aimed at expanding the amount of cyberthreat information shared between private companies and the U.S. government is scheduled for Friday.House debate on the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, is scheduled to begin Thursday, followed by a Friday vote, according to information from the House Intelligence Committee, where the bill originated.Critics of the bill say it would trample the privacy rights of Internet users, and some Democratic lawmakers and outside groups have repeated those concerns. CISPA does not include “necessary safeguards” to protect privacy, 18 House Democrats said in a letter sent Monday to CISPA sponsors Representative Mike Rogers, a Michigan Republican, and C.A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger, a Maryland Democrat.”~Read More: PCWorld