April 14th, 2009 in Breaking News, World Alerts

Federal Authority Over the Internet?

Federal Authority Over the Internet? The Cybersecurity Act of 2009 | Electronic Frontier Foundation.

One proposed provision gives the President unfettered authority to shut down Internet traffic in an emergency and disconnect critical infrastructure systems on national security grounds goes too far. Certainly there are times when a network owner must block harmful traffic, but the bill gives no guidance on when or how the President could responsibly pull the kill switch on privately-owned and operated networks.