Sunday, July 11, 2010
By Paul Martin

By NWV News writer Jim Kouri
July 11, 2010

Senate Bill 773, as written by West Virginia Sen. Jay Rockefeller, Democrat, would create new “emergency” powers for the President to have power over any “non-governmental” computer networks, whether public or private, that are declared by the President to be “critical.”

Before the Summer recess, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee unanimously approved Protecting Cyberspace As a National Asset Act of 2010.

The bill, co-sponsored by Senators Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Thomas Carper (D-Del.), gives the President the authority to order independent operators of “critical infrastructure” to completely shutdown the Internet.

During an interview, Sen. Lieberman used the cybersecurity system utlized by the People’s Republic of China, a decidely totalitarian government, as an example of his own bill’s applications

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