Cybersecurity Act of 2009: President Can Take Over Internet, Access Private Data

Regarding Bill S. 773 Co-Sponsored by Senators Jay Rockefeller and Olympia Snowe.

A Migrating Maine Snowe-Bird

Senator Olympia Snowe’s behavior bears no relation to the guiding principles of her party.

by Andrew Ian Dodge PajamasMedia September 5, 2009

Senator Olympia Snowe of Maine has a reputation for what her supporters call “independent thinking” — which in the past has essentially meant that she only supports her party on matters of […]

More thoughts on proposed law giving President control of the internet “Thinking Like Our Founding Fathers”

Last spring, a proposed U.S. Senate bill appeared attempting to hand over to the White House the power to disconnect privately owned computers from the Internet.

That version was revised by Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) behind closed doors. It is S.773 and part of it can be read here.


Bill would give president emergency control of Internet

August 28, 2009 by Declan McCullagh

Internet companies and civil liberties groups were alarmed this spring when a U.S. Senate bill proposed handing the White House the power to disconnect private-sector computers from the Internet.

They’re not much happier about a revised version that aides to Sen. Jay Rockefeller, a West Virginia Democrat, have […]