What are your thoughts on s.773, Cybersecurity Act of 2009 , introduced by Senator Jay Rockerfeller ?
Theories abound at this point . My SO interpets it as meaning the entire network will be shut down . I did not read it that way .
I indexed, ' Obama to shut down internet ' , and got a number of links . If I could cut and paste , I would . This is not a rumor , as I understand the bill has been introduced and is waiting to be passed .
My SO received this info from , ' Campaignforliberty.com. '
I haven't read it all, but it appears to say there will be a capability to shut down traffic to and from threatened government sites in case of hacking or other cyber-attack. That is surely not the same as shutting down the whole system.
"...any compromised Federal Government or United States critical infrastructure information system or network..."
Since private banks turned out to be critical infrastructure, I can't see how any part of the internet can avoid being classified as critical. Almost every backbone of the internet must be government funded to some degree.
The bill also calls on the Department of Commerce to establish and maintain a clearinghouse on information related to cybsecurity threat and vulnerability information to public and private infrastructure deemed "critical" by the President.