Monday, August 31, 2009


The website CNet is reporting internet companies and civil liberties groups are alarmed over a Senate bill that appears to permit the president to seize temporary control of private-sector telecommunications and internet networks during a so-called cybersecurity emergency. A Senate source familiar with the bill compared the president’s power to take control of portions of the internet to what President Bush did when grounding all aircraft on September 11, 2001.

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