I’ve read this before and wrote a short blog. It’s still scary. Any government control of the internet in our country severely curtails our freedom and our freedom of speech! “Labeled cyberspace security, the proposed legislation would allow President Barack Obama to flip a virtual switch, shutting down parts of the Internet in the case of a severe cyber attack or national emergency. “This is a matter of national security,” Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn.said. Lieberman, along with Sens. Tom Carper, D-Dela. and Susan Collins, R-Maine, introduced the Cybersecurity Freedom Act on Thursday. It’s similar to a bill introduced last year that critics nicknamed the “Kill Switch Bill.”
“They” say a cyber attack on America would incapacitate our banks, communications, finances and transportation. Anyone would be a fool not to be worried about that. But, Seton Moley, president of Less Government, said there are about 100,000 cyber attacks every day that we don’t hear about. That is because our Internet Service Providers handle them and protect us. So…who needs the government to take over that protection? The bill will be introduced into congress in this session, but it is unlikely the Republican majority will pass it. Thank goodness. This is just too scary to think about.