In December, a Senate committee approved a bill introduced last summer and scheduled to be re-introduced soon, by senators Lieberman (I-CT) and Collins (R-ME) [with the support of at least some Democrats], which would [give American presidents] power over privately-owned computer systems during a "national cyber emergency." The latest public version includes controversial new language saying that the federal government's designation of vital Internet or other computer systems "shall not be subject to judicial review."Say it ain't so, Joe.
Internet 'kill switches'
Shutting off the Egyptian Internet has (finally) drawn attention to a US Senate bill that seeks to permit the same sort of thing here. CNET has a nice summary:
Posted by Ken Cousins