Bill would give president emergency control of Internet
Submitted by: Larry
"Internet companies and civil liberties groups were alarmed this spring when a U.S. Senate bill proposed handing the White House the power to disconnect private-sector computers from the Internet."
"They're not much happier about a revised version ... CNET News has obtained a copy of the 55-page draft ... which still appears to permit the president to seize temporary control of private-sector networks during a so-called cybersecurity emergency."
"The new version would allow the president to 'declare a cybersecurity emergency' relating to 'non-governmental' computer networks and do what's necessary to respond to the threat. ..." ...
KABA Note: So what's the problem? After all, when the Second Amendment was written machine guns didn't exist -ahem- I mean when the First Amendment was written, the Internet didn't exist, so how can it be protected?
Boy, that slippery slope sure gets slipperier when you're standing on it . . .