George Orwell’s “1984” promised (and delivered) a frightening look into a society where the government controlled every aspect of people's lives.
According to OpenCongress.org, "The bill would also give the President new authority to 'declare a cybersecurity emergency and order the limitation or shutdown of Internet traffic to and from any compromised Federal Government or
On the surface it sounds good. Protect the federal government. The troubling part is drawing the line at exactly how “critical infrastructure information system or network” would be defined and how one person, the POTUS, would make the decision.
The bill was written much earlier this year and is in “committee,” which means that it’s essentially parked until further notice.
Here’s what some are saying about S. 773:
Lots of opinions. (Aren’t there always?)
What are yours?
John W. Scherer
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