Friday, April 03, 2009

This is unacceptable...its sad.. really.

Nicolas Dawson points out coverage in Mother Jones of the early stages of a new cybersecurity bill that conveys sweeping powers on the President. Quoting:
"The Cybersecurity Act of
2009
(PDF) gives the president the ability to 'declare a cybersecurity
emergency' and shut down or limit Internet traffic in any 'critical' information
network 'in the interest of national security.' The bill does not define a
critical information network or a cybersecurity emergency. That definition would
be left to the president. The bill... also grants the Secretary of Commerce
'access to all relevant data concerning [critical] networks without regard to
any provision of law, regulation, rule, or policy restricting such access.' This
means he or she can monitor or access any data on private or public networks
without regard to privacy laws."

Source: http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/04/03/1637203

1 Comments:

Blogger mike said...

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6:26 AM  

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