They're not much happier about a revised version that aides to Sen. Jay Rockefeller, a West Virginia Democrat, have spent months drafting behind closed doors. CNET News has obtained a copy of the 55-page draft of S.773 (), which still appears to permit the president to seize temporary control of private-sector networks during a so-called cybersecurity emergency...
Are you kidding me? This administration is the worst opportunistic infection this nation has ever known. Every little “crisis” perceived or real is just another opportunity to give government more control and steal away our freedoms. What I find unbelievable is that this administration has yet to prove itself competent enough or trustworthy enough with the control it has seized thus far.
Remember these are the same bungling or lying folks who told us the stimulus would keep unemployment at 8%. These are also the same bungling or lying folks who were off in their 10-year deficit projections by $2 trillion. So we are now suppose to just trust them and turn over control of the Internet in the event of a cybersecurity emergency? Methinks not!
The private sector is fully capable of defending itself from cyber attacks. It was the private sector that gave us encryption and anti viruses in the first place, not the government. If anything, the government should employ the private sector to come up with ways to harden the government systems.
You can read an excerpt from the actual bill (S. 773) here.
The Full article can be read here.
Via: CNet News