[freedomtowernight_edited.jpg] 26th Parallel: Government Control of the Internet

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Government Control of the Internet

To be honest, I don't think there's anything wrong with the federal government taking measures to protect us from cyber-attacks. After all, it falls within their job description of protecting our national interests in cases of imminent threats to our safety and well-being.

As always, though, the devil is in the details. There are legitimate concerns about privacy and undue access to private records, not to mention the federal government's less than stellar record on cybersecurity. Thus, it would behoove all of us to closely watch the progress of the Rockefeller bill. This shouldn't preclude us from wanting or even expecting the government to step in during critical emergencies, however.

This article addresses some of these issues.


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